How to Change the Language on Your Computer

This ementes teaches you how to change the language on your computer. This will have an impact on the text used in menus and windows. This is possible on both Windows and Mac computers. Changing your computer’s default language has no effect on the language of your internet browser or other programmes.

Method 1 On Windows

1. Open Start. In the bottom-left corner of the screen, click the Windows logo.

You can also open Start by pressing the Windows key on your keyboard.

2. Click Settings. This gear-shaped icon can be found in the lower-left corner of the Start window.

3. Click Time & language. It’s in the middle of the Settings window.

4. Click the Region & language tab. You’ll find this on the far-left side of the window.

5. Click Add a language. It’s next to a large + sign in the middle of the page, below the “Languages” heading.

6. Select a language. Click the language you want to use on your computer.

7. Choose a dialect. If clicking your preferred language takes you to a page with a list of regional dialects, click one to select it.

This may not be available in the language of your choice.

8. Select the language you’ve added. It should be listed below your current default language in the window’s “Languages” section. This will broaden the language’s box.

9. Select Options. This button is located beneath the language. This brings up the Options window for the language.

10. Install the language pack. In the upper-left corner of the page, click Download just below the “Download language pack” heading.

11. Click Back. It’s in the top-left corner of the screen.

12. Click the language once more, then select Set as default. This button is located below the language. This will move the language to the top of the “Languages” section and make it the default language for all built-in menus, apps, and other display options.

13. Start your computer again. Open the Start menu, select Power, and then select Restart. Your selected language will be in place once your computer restarts and you sign back into your account.

Method 2 On Mac

1. Launch the Apple menu. In the top-left corner of the screen, click the Apple logo. There will be a drop-down menu.

2. Click System Preferences. It’s near the top of the drop-down menu.

3. Select Language & Region from the drop-down menu. The flag-shaped icon can be found near the top of the System Preferences window.

4. Click the plus sign (+). This icon is located on the left side of the Language & Region window, just below the bottom-left corner of the “Preferred language:” box. When you do this, a pop-up window with various language options appears.

5. Scroll to select the language you want, then click Add.

6. When prompted, select [Language]. This is the blue button in the window’s bottom-right corner. This will change your computer’s default display language to the newly added language.

If you forget to do this, simply click and drag the language you added from the bottom of the “Preferred languages” box to the top.

7. Restart your Mac to complete the language change.

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