Manage your keyboard layout

On your desktop, Slack will automatically detect the layout of your keyboard to make sure that the app is in sync. If, for some reason, Slack can't detect what keyboard you're using, we'll display the option to manually adjust your keyboard preference.


Select your keyboard layout

You'll only see the option to select your keyboard layout if Slack can't detect what kind of keyboard you are using.

  1. From your desktop, click on your profile picture in the top right.
  2. Click Preferences.
  3. Select Language & region.
  4. Below Keyboard layout, open the drop-down menu to select an option.


Shortcuts for your keyboard layout 

If you use keyboard shortcuts to move around Slack faster, there are a few that differ depending on the keyboard that you use. Check them out below!


English

  Mac Windows
Open list of keyboard shortcuts  / Ctrl /
Add emoji reactions to message Shift \ Ctrl Shift \


German

  Mac Windows
Open list of keyboard shortcuts  ö Ctrl ö
Add emoji reactions to message Shift # Ctrl Shift #


Spanish

  Mac Windows
Open list of keyboard shortcuts  ' Ctrl '
Add emoji reactions to message Shift ¡ Ctrl Shift ¡


French

  Mac Windows
Open list of keyboard shortcuts  , Ctrl ,
Add emoji reactions to message Shift ` Ctrl Shift `


Japanese

  Mac Windows
Open list of keyboard shortcuts    Ctrl
Add emoji reactions to message Shift  _ Ctrl Shift  _