How to Disable Microsoft® Windows® Language Bar
Tips to Disabling Windows Language Bar
The Language bar comes in user’s desktop after you add handwriting recognition or speech recognition as a method of entering text. Consider an example if you are entering text with handwriting input device you can use buttons on the Language bar to open writing pad window. The buttons and options are displayed based on the software and application installed in the system. It has the flexibility to move anywhere on the screen or minimize it to taskbar. Language bar is an optional tool, which can be used according to user needs. Some find it very useful and for some it may be annoying. Those who do not want can disable Language bar so that system performance are not affected. The warnings of Language bar are removed when you disable it and it can speed up your system.
The following details provide information about Microsoft Windows Language Bar and its problems:
- Disabling Language Bar
- Not able to turn back the Language bar
- Problem due to Virus
Disabling Language Bar
First, keep the Classic view in the Control Panel. Now go to Start and then click Control Panel. Double-click Regional and Language Options and go to Languages tab. Click Details in the Text Services and input languages. Click Language Bar in the Preferences. Then deselect the Show the Language bar on the desktop check box. This process can easily disable the Windows Language Bar.
Not able to turn back the Language bar
In some cases user turns off the Language bar which is necessary for some users as they felt it annoying. The issue is that after turning off the Language bar user can’t enable it back. This problem occurs due to the group policy in the settings of the OS. This may prevent user from accessing Control Panel in the Windows XP. In most cases, it is accessible by design. Changing the Windows Service Pack may solve the issue.
In some cases, the language bar will be grayed out or icons may be missing. There may be no buttons in the language bar. The issue was with the spyware infecting a program ctfmon.exe. The spyware can affect language bar. This file may be missing when a virus scan was done. For solving, the issue gets a backup copy of the file Windows system folder or installation disk.
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