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April 14, 2010 at 7:03 am

How To Get Rid Of The “Language Bar” In Windows XP

Hello everyone,

I still work on many Windows XP computers and one thing that I constantly see down in the lower right hand corner of the desktop (notification area) is the “language bar”. This language bar drives me crazy – all it does is eat up space and system resources. Every time I turn it off (uncheck on the toolbar menu) it just comes back at the next reboot – quite annoying!

Today I would like to show you how to get rid of the language bar for good! Follow these four simple steps and you will never be bothered by the language bar again!

To permanently close the Language Bar (using Classic view in Control Panel) :

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Regional and Language Options.

2. On the Languages tab, under Text services and input languages, click Details.

3. Under Preferences, click Language Bar.

4. Deselect (uncheck) the Show the Language bar on the desktop check box.

Done! You will now no longer have to deal with the Language Bar! Pretty neat huh?

Professor Randy says: Simple tweaks are satisfying too!



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