How can I display the language bar on Windows 7?

Paul Lam August 5, 2012

My language bar is missing on Windows 7. I can’t locate it on the main toolbar and can’t even start it up in the “Text Services and Input Languages” dialog box. Where is it located and how can I get it back?

  1. Thanakryt @Bangkok-Thailand
    February 10, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Go to Registry editor by typing ‘ regedit’ in Run dialog box.
    the register editor's popup is appeard. That's step one
    Step 2:

    then click

    then go down

    and then

    and finally

    Step 3:
    Right Click on blank space in right side.
    Select 'New String Value'.

    Step 4:
    After that, change the 'Value name:' by right click then rename to 'CTFMON'
    (only big cap.)
    and 'Value data:' to 'CTFMON.EXE'

    Step 5:
    Press 'OK'
    Restart your computer.
    You will see the language bar in Windows 7 come back.

  2. Hanamichi Kurotsuchi
    August 15, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    easy to do, go to control panel then Region and language, then in tab of '' keyboard and language '' add your language keyboard, then language bar will appear.

  3. Igor Rizvi?
    August 5, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Go to Control Panel -> Regional and Language Option -> Keyboards and Languages -> press Change Keyboards..

    and if you wish (language bar > docked in the taskbar)

  4. GamE
    August 5, 2012 at 6:13 am

    tet services and language input options

  5. sampath widushan
    August 5, 2012 at 4:23 am

    Open the Control Panel . and click on the Region and Language icon.Click on the Keyboards and Languages tab, then click on the Change keyboards button. Click on the Language Bar tab.To Display Language Bar on the Task bar Select Docked in the task bar and press OK...NOW YOU ARE GOOD TO GO....

  6. susendeep dutta
    August 5, 2012 at 4:00 am

    Windows 7 Language Bar Missing – Fix it Now -

    • Rishabh Sharma
      August 5, 2012 at 6:56 am

      Yeah it works!

    • Paul Lam
      August 5, 2012 at 8:59 am

      Thank you very much. It works well ... Paul

  7. Suman Acharya
    August 5, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Right-click on taskbar, choose toolbars> there will be language bar option.
    if there in no Language bar, you didn't have multiple input language installed. go to control panel and look for Region and Language to add additional language.

    • PL
      August 5, 2012 at 3:08 am

      Thank you for reply but as said I did all these and still the bar is missing.


      • Suman Acharya
        August 5, 2012 at 6:25 pm

        Go to Control Panel - select Region and language Then under keyboard and languages tab Click Change Keyboards > a window pops > under Language Bar tab check if it is hidden.

        Language bar only works when you have more than one Keyboard language installed.
        to install a language
        control panel
        > region and language
        > Keyboards and languages
        > Change keyboards
        > general tab > add >
        Choose your language and click ok > apply and ok .
        now you will see it in toolbar.

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