To show the Language bar


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.


Select the Show the Language bar on the desktop check box.


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 bar is displayed automatically if you install a text service such as handwriting, speech, or an Input Method Editor (IME) However, if you close the Language bar, you can use this procedure to redisplay it.

If you minimized the Language bar to the taskbar, click the Language icon () on the taskbar and then click Show the Language bar.

Once the Language bar is displayed, you can right-click it to display a menu. Use this menu to change settings for the Language bar, such as docking it on the taskbar or adding text labels.

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Language bar overview

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