In this post, we will help you remove the language switcher icon or language bar icon from the taskbar in Windows 11. Language switcher in Windows 11 helps to quickly change the input language or keyboard layout. You can either use Win+Space hotkey or click on its system tray icon to open the language switcher interface and then select a keyboard layout from the available layouts. If you don’t use this feature or don’t want to see it in the system tray, then simply remove it using the Settings app of Windows 11. You can also add it back anytime you want.
Remove Language Switcher icon or Language Bar from Taskbar in Windows 11
For removing the language switcher icon from Windows 11 taskbar, here are the steps:
- Open Settings app
- Access the Time & language category
- Click on the Typing Settings page
- Access the Advanced keyboard settings
- Turn off Use the desktop language bar option.
Let’s check all these steps.
First of all, open Windows 11 Settings app from the Start menu or use Win+I hotkey. In the Settings app, click on the Time & language category available on the left section.
After that, access the Typing Settings page from the right section. This page contains Typing insights, Language & region, multilingual text suggestions, autocorrect and highlight misspelled words settings, and more.
Under the Typing page, click on the Advanced keyboard settings option available just below the Typing insights option.
Now, in the Switching input methods section, you will see a Use the desktop language bar when it’s available option. Select that option.
That’s it. It will immediately remove the language switcher icon from the taskbar of Windows 11.
Related: How to add or remove keyboard layouts in Windows 11.
To show the language switcher icon again on Windows 11 taskbar, you can repeat the above steps and uncheck the Use the desktop language bar when it’s available option.
How do I remove the Language from the taskbar in Windows 11?
Language switcher is a good feature of Windows 11 and it is helpful for users who use multiple keyboard layouts. You can quickly switch to a particular keyboard layout by clicking on the language switcher icon available on the bottom right part of your desktop screen. However, if you use a single keyboard layout or don’t want to see the language switcher icon in the taskbar, then you can remove it from the Settings app of Windows 11. The steps covered above in this post will help you easily remove the language switcher icon.
How do I remove keyboard language from taskbar?
All the languages or keyboard layouts added or installed by you in Windows 11 can be accessed using the language switcher (Win+Space hotkey) icon present on the right corner of the taskbar. If you don’t use some language and want to remove a keyboard language, then you can follow the below steps:
- Open Windows 11 Settings using Win+I hotkey
- Access Time & language category
- Click on the Language & region Settings page
- Click on the three horizontal dots icon available for an installed language
- Use the Remove option.
Hope it is helpful.