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Windows 7: How to turn off the Language bar

10 Jan 2012   #11

Windows 7 64bit
Language Bar appears whenever you run a program

Hey guy's, I found a solution to a problem I was having with the language bar "appearing" whenever I ran (any) program after the following. I enjoy some older game programs, so I installed Quake 2 base game on a Windows 7 64 bit system. The ability to install and get this running on this type of newer operating system, you have to go into control panel/region and language/formats and administrative. Changing the settings to "English UK language". Apply, then restart your system and you can install and play this title. The only drawback is this. You have to go back in after the install and change your language back to English or "your" native language. You must do the following, to rid yourself of this headache. Go back into the previous settings, "Region and Language", then select the "Keyboards and Languages" tab and (Delete) the extra Keyboard settings that are obviously there. Leaving your "native" keyboard language settings "only".

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10 Jan 2012   #12

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit

What I would do would be to open Region and Language in the Control Panel.

Then I would open the Keyboard and Languages Tab and press Change Keyboards.

The Text Services and Input Languages Window opens on which I would press Language Bar Tab and then choose and OK the "Hidden" Radio Button.

That is all.
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24 Jul 2012   #13

windows 8.1 Pro x64

I started getting this issue and did not used to get it, when UAC pops up I have the prompt, selecting hide language bar on the right click menu does nothing.

To me it looks like a bug as all of the below apply.

Language bar set to hide.
Only one keyboard layout installed

This started happening my guess is since my last windows update in june.
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24 Jul 2012   #14

windows 8.1 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BunBun View Post
I figured it out. You need to go to Region and Language in control panel and remove all but the keyboard you want. See when I installed this last time I set my location as Canada which is correct but then it gives me 3 keyboards. So i immediately thought ok I will just remove the other keyboard but they were still on the welcome screen. So the next critical step is to go to the administrative tab and copy settings over to new users and welcome screen.
thanks this worked.
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26 Oct 2013   #15

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)

Thanks so much! This really helped me. ;D
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