windows xp language bar

Posted on 2004-11-13
Last Modified: 2009-10-05

anyone know how to get rid of the windows xp language bar that appears on the taskbar it it reappears after i turn it off every time i restart. i dont use it al all and its really annoying.


Question by:garypyne
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    Expert Comment

    it could be i your registry.
    do this to remove it

    Type "regedit"

    Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    OR HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    And then remove the entry which is pointing to the language bar
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    Accepted Solution

    To Hide the Language Bar
    To hide the Language bar, right-click the Language bar, and then use any of the following methods:
    • Click Minimize to reduce the Language bar to an icon on the taskbar. This option removes the Language bar from your desktop but keeps it active and available.
    • Click Close the Language bar to turn off the Language bar and remove it from your desktop.  
    • To perform Language bar functions without having the Language bar on your desktop, right-click the Language bar, and then click Additional icons in taskbar. You can then minimize the Language bar and click the text service icons on the taskbar to perform actions.  
    • Closing the Language bar does not remove any text services. If you are not using a service, such as handwriting or speech recognition, you should remove it. Text services require computer memory and might affect performance.  
    • You can also minimize the Language bar by clicking Minimize on the Language bar.  
    • You cannot close the Language bar if you have installed an Input Method Editor (IME).  
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    Expert Comment

    Are you just right click closing the bar or did you already try to disable it in the language settings?

    If so,

    Click Start, go to Control Panel
    Click 'Date, Time, Language and Regional Options'
    Click 'Regional and Language Options'
    Click the 'Languages' tab and click the 'Details' button
    Go to the Settings tab, click 'Language Bar'
    Unselect the checkbox for 'Show the Language bar on the desktop'
    Press OK

    If you're using 'Classic Mode' control panel, skip step 2

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    Expert Comment

    I believe salask's solution is for the 'Office Language Bar' and mine is for the 'Windows XP Language Bar'... Not sure which one you originally intended in your question. Just a clarification.

    With regards to the Office Language Bar, I suggest you just open the Office setup and uninstall this option if you don't use it. It's not necessary.
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    Expert Comment

    Gripe, your answer is correct.  

    Author Comment

    thank you all for your help

    Expert Comment

    Just go to the settings tab and choose "Do not show on Desktop"

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