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Tidying up the Taskbar

  1. #1

    Tidying up the Taskbar


    I've searched the forums, and if I wanted to add or remove a language or keyboard
    I now know how to do it.

    The thing is I will never ever need to add or remove a language or keyboard!

    I just want to get rid of the b*#%#*y icon on the Taskbar, permanently, it will never be used!
    And so far I have not found the answer to that on this forum.

    Please, will somebody tell me how to get rid of it!

    Thank you!

    Chris
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    Open the Control Panel and Language.
    Advanced settings
    Untick the "use the desktop language bar when available"

    I have three languages. So I find the icon option useful. As a result, to be rid of it, you may find a small variation on my method above - but that's the way to go.
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  3. #3


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Chrispy View Post
    I've searched the forums, and if I wanted to add or remove a language or keyboard
    I now know how to do it.

    The thing is I will never ever need to add or remove a language or keyboard!

    I just want to get rid of the b*#%#*y icon on the Taskbar, permanently, it will never be used!
    And so far I have not found the answer to that on this forum.

    Please, will somebody tell me how to get rid of it!

    Thank you!

    Chris
    Remove every language but English.

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  4. #4


    [/QUOTE]

    Remove every language but English.

    Click image for larger version[/QUOTE]

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Very logical when you think about it,
    but logic has never been one of my strong points!

    Cheers

    Chris
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  5. #5


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    You're welcome.
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