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How to Show Language Bar/Input Indicator Icon in Windows 10 Taskbar

Language input indicator icon missing from the taskbar notification area?

The possible reason for this problem could be the addition of just a single language as an input language. You can add another language you want. See how-to guide. If you find the language indicator is still missing, it may be hidden or removed from the taskbar and desktop. Then you can try these following methods to show the hidden language input icon for your account in Windows 10 PC.


Method 1: Enable the Input Indicator Icon Showing in Taskbar Notification Area

By default, the desktop language bar icon shows automatically appear when you add a new input language or keyboard layout. If the desktop language input indicator icon is not appearing, you can turn On the Input Indicator from the Turn System Icons On or Off in Settings app. Here is how:

Step 1: Right-click on the taskbar, then click on Taskbar Settings to open it.

Open Taskbar Settings

Step 2: On the right, click Turn system icons on or off link.

Turn system icons on or off

Step 3: Then turn on Input Indicator switch.

Input Indicator

Now, you can see it display in the Taskbar notification area.

Input Indicator icon

You can use the Language bar to switch between languages that use different keyboard layouts. If you want to get rid of the language bar or input indicator, you need just to turn off Input Indicator switch.

Method 2: Show Language Bar in the Taskbar Notification Area

You can use the following steps to show the language bar on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 PC.

Step 1: Type "control panel" into the Start menu search box, and then press Enter key to open it.

Open Control Panel

More ways to open Control Panel in Windows PC, please refer to more ways to access Control Panel guide.

Step 2: In Control Panel, click Change input methods under Clock, Language, and Region category.

Change input methods

Step 3: Click the Advanced settings link.

Language advanced settings

Step 4: Under Switching input methods section, click the check option Use the desktop language bar when it’s available. And then click Options link.

Use the desktop language bar

Step 5: Here you can configure the language bar to be docked in the taskbar and display the language bar as transparent when inactive if you don’t like the floating language bar. You can check Show text labels on the Language bar option to make it show smaller.

Show text labels on the Language bar