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Disable the Language bar.

This setting can disable the Language bar which is active on taskbar, by default.

Tweak for : Windows Vista
The Language bar is a toolbar that appears on your desktop automatically. It provides a quick way to change the input language or keyboard layout from your desktop. You can move the Language bar anywhere on your screen, minimize it to the taskbar, or hide it.

But, most of the users never use Language bar which unnecessarily covers the taskbar space on their system. So, to get rid of it change the below registry settings.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. Now, right-click and modify the DWORD value “ShowStatus”, in the right panel, to “3” which can disable Language bar. However, if you want to enable the feature back, change the value data to “4”.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Disable the Language bar.reg

The '.reg' file will disable the Language bar.

Enable the Language bar(Default).reg

The '.reg' file will enable the Language bar.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

Language bar option is removed from the taskbar.

Language bar option is enabled by default on the taskbar.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type 'regedit'.

Next, go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\CTF\LangBar\] and right click on the DWORD value 'ShowStatus' and select 'Modify'.

Finally, set the value data as '3' to remove Language bar option from the taskbar and click 'OK'.

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