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Language Bar - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

  1. #10


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    I'm assuming that you have everything set like in step 6.

    You might see if removing and adding the Chinese input method, or adding any language may trigger the language indicator icon on the taskbar again.

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  2. #11


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    Yep, Click image for larger version. And I've tried to remove and adding the language back, nothing changed. (I think my laptop may be infected be virus?) If it's rare case and the problem can't be solved in the moment, never mind, I still can type in Chinese (but not in the way i use to).Thank you anyways, you've help a lot.
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  3. #12


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    I just noticed that in your screenshot that there's a space on your taskbar just to the left of the clock on the far right still there where the language bar would be. If you click on this space, does it open the language bar by chance?

    You might see if resetting the notification area may help.

    If still not, then see if running a sfc /scannow command may help if it's a corrupted file issue.
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  4. #13


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    I've tried resetting the notification area, still didn't work. Then I remove the US English. The language icon turned into the style that looks alike with Windows 7. Then the US English didn't go away too.....
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  5. #14


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're currently using the English language since it shows as checked. Once you select the other language, it should go away possibly after a restart.
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  6. #15


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    Thank you for your help these days, I have just refreshed my laptop and the problem seems to go away. Thank you very much.Name:  thank-you.gif
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  7. #16


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    Great news Kevin. You're welcome.
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  8. #17


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1


    After running some games I had the issue of the language changer thingy appeared near my clock and i didn't know how to disable it but after finding this and checking the box Use the desktop language bar when it's available (it was unchecked = disabled) the thingy near the clock is gone and I hope it's gone for good ^^
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  9. #18


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    I need help. For some reason ENG suddenly appeared on my taskbar and I can't get it to go away. I use a custom keyboard layout and what appears happened is that Windows for whatever reason has removed it from the list of languages and re-added English (United States). It shows that it's there when I hover over the ENG symbol but in the languages panel I had English (United States) removed and only my custom layout but the custom layout is gone and doesn't even appear in the list when I try to re-add it so I can remove English (United States) again to make the ENG thing disappear because the language bar settings straight up don't work at all.
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  10. #19


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Tiffany,

    Please go ahead and post screenshots of your added input methods like under step 5 and 6 in Option One below to see if you may have more than one keyboard input added for a single language.

    Input Methods - Add or Remove for Keyboard Layout in Windows 8
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