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How to change the default language in Google Chrome

July 04, 2011 04:02 PDT

Google Chrome comes with the default language of English, unless you have specified something recognizable through your operating system, and many users would want to have the browser in their own language to make the user experience and the interface easier. For those Google chrome users who want to change their default language in their browser, here is how they can do it:

Open Google Chrome browser, and on the right top, click on the Wrench icon where you see the dropdown list. Click on Options, and it will open the various option sections in form of a tab page.

In the Options tab, the left side would have 3 sections. You need to click on "Under the Hood" to open the options that change mostly the interface and the internal stuff of the Chrome browser.

In the Under the Hood options, you would see the "Language and spell-checker settings..." option under "Web Content" section. This is where you can enable the spell checker and also, change the language of the Chrome browser. Click on that and a pop-up box with the set language appears.

Screenshot: Add Language in Chrome browser

Screenshot: Add Language in Chrome browser

In the box, the left bottom side would have an "Add" button where you will see the list of languages available for the Google chrome browser. Select the language you want to have as a default one for the future. For example, we added the French language and it gets added to the list, and there would be 2 languages - One having the spell checker enabled.

Screenshot: Display Google Chrome in this language

Screenshot: Display Google Chrome in this language

Once you have added the language, you can select that language and choose "Display Google Chrome in this language" and that language would be set as the default one. You would need to close all the windows of Google chrome and restart the browser to see the changes.

As we changed the preferred language to French, the options menu in the Chrome browser now looks like this. There are several languages you can change to, from the default English one but not each of them would have the Spell check option.

The tutorial is pretty easy and has just a few steps for you to do, and the same steps can be followed to go back to the English language if you didn’t understand the set language easily.

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Posted by Andrew.

#1  posted on April 25, 2012 00:05 PDT

#2  posted on August 29, 2012 22:00 PDT
i have tired these steps but my default language is still spanish

#3  posted on September 17, 2012 04:44 PDT
these solutions are really unhelpful for those that are trying to switch from a different language to english

#4  posted on February 06, 2013 05:19 PST
Still not in English..

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