Remove Language Bar

With Windows XP Pro, the “Language Bar” always appears in your taskbar on startup. To disable it, go to the Control Panel -> Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options -> Regional and Language Options -> Languages tab -> Details… -> Language Bar… -> Uncheck the box that says “Show the Language bar on the desktop”.

34 Responses to “Remove Language Bar”

  1. steve miller says:

    thanks for posting this…i used your info and turned off what was annoying me for 2 years.

  2. Alexander Pasternak says:

    Thank you so much, that was driving me crazy.

  3. shady inc says:

    thanks for the info, i had to manually disable this god damned thing every time i logged onto xp :D much appreciated

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  5. ditto. It was stinkin driving me nuts to turn it off every time! Thanks again.

  6. galakiwi says:

    Thanks, it had been annoying me for a long time as well!

    Im really glad of the existence of forums, keep it going!

  7. Dave D says:

    This appeared after I did a Windows Update and I couldn’t figure out how to remove it. Thanks for making clear instructions. FYI, this works in XP non-Pro edition with the difference being the “Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options” Icon is two separate icons with “Date & Time” being one of them.

  8. Casey H says:

    Oh lord- I have been trying to figure this thing out for months. At first I thought Skype was doing it! Thanks a mil for the post.

  9. Ryan says:

    thank you it was driving me nutz!

  10. mike/m says:

    elliot, thanks! you’re the first result on a google search for “disable language bar at startup”- couldn’t have been easier- thanks!

    lbi, nj

  11. Vinay Patil says:

    Hey You are really genius……… Thx Buddy……

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  13. aji says:

    thanks dude

  14. Fahad says:

    Thanks a lot man.

  15. christos says:

    thank thanks thanks

  16. BoomBuz says:

    thanks a lots

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  18. Obaid says:

    Thanks a bunch. The bitchy bar had turned me crazy!! :) Cheers.. keep up the good work..

  19. Mud says:

    Thanks a lot mate !

  20. Leslie says:

    Thank you so very much! That language bar has been driving me crazy for 4 years and I knew there must be an easy way to stop it.

  21. Boris says:

    I love you now because of this. Thanks! *hugs*

  22. sala says:

    Thank you for this post, it is very useful to me

  23. Go Steelers says:

    I agree with all above. I finally accomplished something today

  24. mithun says:

    Thankz A lot…..

  25. Sheetal says:

    Thank you so much!! Why does Microsoft love to annoy us so when we just turn on our PCs?!

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