Tips to change the default Keyboard Settings in Windows® 7

What are the ways to change the default keyboard settings in Windows 7 system? How can issues that may arise during the process be addressed?


The default keyboard settings of a hardware device can be changed according to the user needs by configuring the settings option at the Operating System. The Windows 7 systems also provide the option to change the settings for the default keyboard. The various keys on the keyboard can be configured according to the user needs. The keys like bounce keys, filter keys, repeat keys, slow keys etc can also be configured in the Windows 7 systems. The keyboard languages can also be configured by the user. The user can configure the various default settings on the keyboard by navigating to the control panel. The welcome screen on the Windows 7 systems provides an option to change the keyboard layout on the system. The language icon that appears at the taskbar also offers the option to change the keyboard layout on the system.


Discussed below are the ways to fix the issues that may arise while changing the keyboard settings in a Windows 7 system:




  • Steps to access the settings

  • Issues that arise while changing the settings

  • Tips to fix the issues while changing the keyboard settings



Steps to access the settings



The various settings for changing the default keyboard can be configured at the control panel. Open the control panel window and click on the region and language icon. Select the keyboards and languages tab and click on change keyboards button. Change the default input language in the window that appears. Ease of access option at the control panel helps in configuring keyboard options for the purpose of changing the shortcut key functionalities.



Issues that arise while changing the settings



The changes made to the default keyboard settings on the Windows 7 operating systems causes several issues with the users. The changes made to the settings may not take place due to the inability of the system to synchronize with the hardware. Driver issues also cause issues while changing the settings.



Tips to fix issues while changing the keyboard settings


The user should change the settings only after logging on to the system as the administrator. The keyboard driver software should be error free. The language settings should be compatible with the Windows 7 systems. The turn on option for certain unwanted filter keys or other shortcut keys should be disabled for avoiding issues.




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