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Windows 7: How to turn off the Language bar

12 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
How to turn off the Language bar

I just did a repair install of Windows 7, and now eveyrtime UAC comes up, the Language bar appear on top.

And at the log on screen there is a square at top left that says EN

How to i get rid of these?

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12 Jan 2010   #2

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

When you right click the Taskbar for the context menu and select Toolbars, is the language bar listed? If so, disable it.
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12 Jan 2010   #3


Click"Start", then "Control Panel"
2. Hit "Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options", then "Regional and Language Options"
3. Press "Languages" tab, then "Details" button
4. Choose "Langage Bar" button at bottom, and then uncheck "Show the language bar on the desktop"
5. Press "OK" and the Language Bar will be gone
Note: You can always just recheck to enable it again

If you really want it gone so you can't ever see it again:

1. Go to "Start", then "Run"
2. Type "Regsvr32.exe /u msutb.dll" and press enter
3. The Language bar will never bother you again

Note: The "Language Bar" button described above will be grayed-out (unaccessible) for good as well, meaning you can never renable it
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13 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

None of tho two opition work it still appears when UAC gives me a promt and the log on screen
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13 Jan 2010   #5

Windows Seven Ultimate

Try what was said above, but do it when UAC pops up.
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02 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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.

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03 Feb 2010   #7

Windows Seven Ultimate

Glad you found it :)
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01 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Thank you it worked
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22 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)

Thank you removing unwanted keys works :)
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13 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1

After a reinstall, I found out that this thread needs a bump, badly. Also, a place in the tutorial would be nice. Brink?
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