Changing or customizing your web browsing language settings in Internet Explorer on Windows 8 is a little different than other versions of windows when using the Metro interface. The aim is to get to Windows Desktop and from that point, it is the same procedure as other versions of Windows.
Watch the video above or follow the text guide below.
Change Internet Explorer language settings (WIN8)
- From the Start page (Metro) either press the Windows logo key on your keyboard, or click the Desktop tile
- You should now be on your normal Windows desktop screen
- From the bottom taskbar, click on the Internet Explorer icon
- Click on the Tools Button at the top-right of the app window
- Click on the Internet Options menu item
- The Internet Options window should now be open
- Make sure the General tab is selected, then click on the Languages button from the Appearance heading
- Now click on the Set Language Preferences button
- To add a language: click the Add a language link, choose a language, then click the Add button
- To remove a language: Select the language, then click the Remove link
- To change the order of preferred languages: Select a current language, then click the Move up or Move down links (top/1st position is first preference etc)
- When finished selecting your languages, click on OK (Language Preference window) then OK (Internet Options window) and restart Internet Explorer
- Now open Internet Explorer and visit Google and see you language preferences working