To switch languages or keyboards from the taskbar


Open Regional and Language Options in Control Panel.


On the Languages tab, under Text services and input languages, click Details.


Under Preferences, click Language Bar.


In the Language Bar Settings dialog box, select the Show additional Language bar icons in the Notification area check box.


Click OK three times.


Click the language icon or the keyboard icon on the taskbar to display a menu.


Click a language or keyboard.


To open Regional and Language Options, click Start, click Control Panel, click Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options, and then click Regional and Language Options

The language icon is available only if you have added multiple languages or multiple keyboard layouts in Regional and Language Options in Control Panel.

When inserting text, you can use the keyboard, speech recognition, or handwriting recognition interchangeably without clicking a button.

The letters on the icon represent the active language. For example, EN stands for English.

Related Topics

Switch languages or keyboards from the Language bar

Add another keyboard layout or Input Method Editor (IME)

Add another language

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