The Language bar is a toolbar that appears on your desktop automatically when you add text services, such as input languages, keyboard layouts or input method editors (IMEs). The Language bar provides a quick way to change the input language or keyboard layout from your desktop. If you think you can do without using the language bar then you can easily close or hide it. Here is how :
Note : Closing the language bar will not remove any installed text services associated with it.
How to hide the language bar
- Right-click on the language bar in the notification area (the bottom-right of your screen) and choose Settings from the popup menu.
- Select the Language Bar tab in the Text Services and Input Languages window.
- Choose the Hidden option under the Language Bar section as shown.
- Click OK to save the settings.
How to close the language bar
To close the language bar, right-click on the language bar in the notification area (the bottom-right of your screen) and choose Close the Language Bar from the popup menu.
This would remove it from your desktop, but the text services will keep running in the background. If you want to switch between various input languages without using the language bar, you can use the keyboard shortcut Left Alt + Shift. Closing the language bar will not stop any installed text service.