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Have you noticed the Windows 11 Language bar hanging around your taskbar? It’s a feature that some people may want to get rid of, especially if there are no plans to change the language you type in.
See how to hide the Language bar from Windows 11 through the following article!
What is the Language bar?
The Language bar is a small icon on the taskbar, usually represented by a three-letter language code – for example, ENG for English.
It allows users to quickly switch between different keyboard layouts. If you have multiple keyboard layouts or languages added to Windows 11, the Language bar will appear in the bottom right corner of the screen.
If you’re not familiar with this functionality, consider reading about how to install different languages and layouts in Windows 11 before uninstalling. It’s a useful feature for people who type in multiple languages, but the average user might have a hard time using it.
How to remove the Language bar
The Language bar is most easily removed by making sure you only have one keyboard language installed.
You can check how many languages you have installed by searching Edit Language in the Start menu search bar.
You will want to open Edit Language and Keyboard Options.
Click on the language you want to remove and press Remove. This will remove the Language bar immediately.
Is the Language bar still available?
If the Language bar does not disappear, there is another way to remove it.
Search Advanced Keyboard Options in the Start menu search bar. Open this system settings window and select Use the desktop language bar when it’s available. Then click Language bar options.
Tick the option Hidden under the Language Bar heading, then select Apply. This will prevent the Language bar from showing up in any capacity.
A useful tool, but not many users need
The Language bar is probably harder to hide than it should be. For some users, the Language bar is visible even if the user has only one language installed.
Thankfully, it can still be removed or hidden. If you’ve never used this feature, enjoy the small amount of extra space gained on the taskbar by deleting it.