Friday, August 19, 2005

Activate the Language Bar

Do you need to switch between different languages for your keyboard? If so, you can do this quickly by activating the language bar. Just follow the instructions below to activate this feature:
  • From the Start menu, and select 'Control Panel'.
  • Double-click the 'Regional and Language Options' control panel.
  • Click on the Languages tab.
  • Click the Details button.
  • In the Preferences section (look at the bottom of the dialog, press the 'Language Bar...' button.
  • Check the 'Show the Language Bar on the desktop'.
Note: If the 'Language Bar...' button is grayed out, click the Advanced tab and make sure the checkbox "Turn off advanced text services" is unchecked. If this box is checked, it will turn off the language bar option.

18 comments:

Mud said...

You have been a great help. Just want to say thanks.

Mario

Anonymous said...

You just made my day Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Yes, really great help !
Many thanks from Germany :-)

Ignacio said...

I've been struggling with my laptop all day, thanks for making this problem easy to solve!

Anonymous said...

life saver ;) thx

Anonymous said...

Thanks! It helped :-)

Jap said...

thanks by me, too :)

Jimmy said...

thanks that helped a lot

Peppino said...

Thank you very much man. Great explanation on that 1.

Anonymous said...

This tip was too good. I was struggling for the past 20mts to get back the language bar.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a ton for this tip. I was struggling for long time.

Anonymous said...

Hey thanks for the post!!

KK

hellofriends said...

My Language Bar...' button is grayed out but unable to activate as guided by you. The checkbox "Turn off advanced text services" is unchecked but still button is inactive.

yaran said...

when I unchecked the "Turn off advanced text services" a box appears and says that to use it I need to restart my running programs.I restart computer and close programs but then I see it doesn't work.Tried several but still the same.pls help

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for the great advice! It works perfecty! :)

Darko said...

Thank you, i was looking for the "greyed out button" solution

Anonymous said...

thank you

Anonymous said...

thanks man! I've been looking for solution for half an hour already