Switch between English and German keyboard layouts on German keyboards (Windows)

German keyboards are usually QWERTZ keyboards, named after the first line of letters up to the first that differs from the English layout, which is QWERTY.

You can switch between these two using the key combination Alt + Shift.

This switch may be the cause of your keyboard behaving strangely - for example if you pressed the combination by accident. In this case z would be replaced by y and nearly every special character would be mapped differently. Try to switch layouts if you experience that.

6 thoughts on “Switch between English and German keyboard layouts on German keyboards (Windows)”

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    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!

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    Very Usefull !!!
    And short”!
    Thank you

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    this has helped a lot

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    This was very helpful. Thanks

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    I have an English keyboard on my laptop, can I attach a wireless keyboard in German types and will it work
    using German types?

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    You sir are a hero!

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