Shortcut To Change Keyboard Language Mac

Posted : admin On 1/25/2022

It took me 5 months of learning Spanish to realize that I had keyboard shortcuts for Spanish accent marks on my Mac. I also found out that your computer, be it Windows or Mac, has a Spanish Keyboard that you can switch to. Here is the low down on all your Spanish typing needs.


It’s impossible to set the shortcut manually to be just the Command key. So there must be something technically wrong with your keyboard, or you must be missing something in your description. Is this behaviour often happening in Adobe software. On your Mac, switch to a Japanese input source. In an app, enter text. Use the keyboard shortcuts shown in the table below to convert characters to different input modes. If the shortcut contains a function key, such as F8, you may need to also press the Fn key; for example, press Fn-F8. If your Mac has a Touch Bar, first press and hold the Fn key. To see all Mac key symbols, you need to select Show Emoji & Symbols option from the same language flag menu, or use a shortcut Control + Cmd + Space. Here, you’ll see all kinds of categories on the left: Emoji, Arrows, Currency Symbols, etc.

á = Alt + 0225

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é = Alt + 0233

í = Alt + 0237

ó = Alt + 0243

ú = Alt + 0250

ñ = Alt + 0241

ü = Alt + 0252

¡ = Alt + 0161

¿ = Alt + 0191

For Mac

Opt + e, then a = á

Opt + e, then e = é

Opt + e, then i = í

Opt + e, then o = ó

Opt + e, then u = ú

Opt + n, then n = ñ

Opt + u, then u = ü

Opt + 1 = ¡

Opt + shift + ? = ¿

*In some newer PCs with Microsoft Office These may also work: For accented vowels: Press Ctrl + ‘, then the vowel (ctrl + ' + a = á). For Ñ: Press Ctrl + ~, then the letter n (ctrl + ~ + n = ñ)

How to Reset Your Keyboard to a Spanish One

If you plan on typing Spanish accented letters on a regular basis then you might want to change your keyboard from an English one to a Spanish one. It's fairly easy to do and shouldn't take more than a minute or two.

Windows 8

I'm a Mac guy but here's a tutorial on how to change languages on your Windows 8 keyboard.

Mac OS X (Yosemite)

1. Go to system preferences

2. Go to Languages & Region

3. Go to Keyboard Preferences

4. Click on the plus sign in the bottom left corner

5. Select Spanish and Add

(If you're used to an English Keyboard it may be harder to transition to a Spanish ISO keyboard because of the greater distance in button placement.)

Most of us prefer the QWERTY keyboard layout, as it’s more popular. But that doesn’t mean this input source can fit into the needs of everyone. This is where customization becomes the need of the hour.

macOS has the support for tons of languages and their accepted input sources. And based on your preference, you can change the keyboard layout on your Mac to type faster in a specific language. So, whether you want to write comfortably in Dutch or Chinese, there is a suitable layout for you. Let me walk you through the quick steps!

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How to Change Default Keyboard Layout on Mac

Step #1. Launch System Preferences on your Mac.

Shortcut To Change Keyboard Language Mac

Step #2. Now, click on Keyboard.

Step #3. On the next screen, click on the “Input Sources tab” and then click on the “+” button that is located on the bottom left.

Step #4. Next up, select the desired language on the left side. It will show the matching keyboard layout option/s on the right.

For instance, if you choose the Dutch language, you will see two options: Belgian and Dutch input options on the right. Choose the preferred layout and click on Add.

Now, here you can see the layout you have just added.

Sticky note: One thing worth noting is that you can add as many languages and their available layouts as you want.

On the next screen, you can choose to make the keyboard layout switch to a document’s input source automatically. Check out the option at the bottom.

Besides, make sure the box for Show input menu in the menu is ticked off. It will help you switch between multiple input options a lot quickly. Now, quit the window.

How to Switch Between Keyboard Layouts on Mac

Step #1. Check out the input menu at the top right in the menu bar. And click on it.

Step #2. Now, you should see your selected keyboard layouts. Pick the one you want to use, and you are ready to go!

Go ahead and type on the keyboard. The keys will have a different role to play.

What if you no longer want to use a specific input option? You can easily remove it from your list.

How to Remove Keyboard Layout on Mac

Step #1. Open System PreferencesKeyboardInput Sources tab.

Step #2. Now, select the input source you want to remove and then click on the “-“ button at the bottom left.

There you go!

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More Customization Options?

There are many ways you can customize the keyboard and its functionality on your Mac. Some of the coolest ways to bring some fun element into the play are using third-party apps like Ukelele and Karabiner. While the former allows you to create keyboard layouts, the latter lets you change the functions of the modifier keys.

That’s not all; there are quite a few impressive decals and funky keyboards that can help you spice up your experience.

Signing Off…

Shortcut To Change Keyboard Language Mac Keyboard

Assuming, you’ve got what you had wanted. Now, make the most of these little nifty tricks to get the most out of your keyboard. But if you wish to go even further, craft some custom keyboard shortcuts to speed up your typing.

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