Under Windows 10, I have an English (United States) language set as default, but there are two keyboard layouts underneath it: US and Serbian (Latin).

I actually need both layouts: my laptop has a Serbian physical keyboard and that's what I primarily use, but I occasionally attach a US physical keyboard to it.

When I start Windows (or wake-up the laptop from sleep), US is selected as the current layout, but I'd like Serbian layout as default because I'll type on my laptop's keyboard in most cases. Sure, I can switch manually, but I often forget to do it after boot or wake-up, until I realize the wrong characters are appearing on my screen.

Is there a way to set Serbian layout as default while still being able to manually switch to US layout?1

1 Obviously, this has nothing to do with these specific layouts - I'm just using them as an example that happens to be relevant in my case.

  • Which layout was installed first?
    – Ramhound
    Mar 4 '16 at 5:41
  • I believe it was the US layout (it was probably automatically installed with the US language itself). Mar 4 '16 at 6:46
  • You can choose default in regional options under control panel. Go to keyboard properties.
    – jiggunjer
    Jun 27 '16 at 10:33
  • @jiggunjer Where exactly? Jun 27 '16 at 14:02
  • controlPanel→Region and Language→Keyboards and Languages tab→Change keyboards→General tab. There is a drop down menu for default input language, just select the layout you want.
    – jiggunjer
    Jun 28 '16 at 1:17

You can change the default input language on the welcome screen from the Administrative language settings.

Go to Window Settings > Time & Language > Region & language

Then under 'Related settings' click on 'Administrative language settings'. Under 'Welcome screen and new user accounts' you can click on the 'Copy settings...' button.

This dialog allows you to copy the current language settings to the Welcome screen and for new user accounts.

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