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How to Hide Floating Language Bar on Windows 11

When you install multiple keyboard languages, Windows 11 displays a floating desktop language bar to make switching easy. If you find it of no use and want it gone, you can hide the language bar. In this tutorial, we’ll show the easiest way to do it. Let’s get started.

floating language bar on Windows 11

Hide the Floating Language Bar on Windows 11

Start by opening the Settings app (you can press Windows key + I). In the Settings window, navigate to Time & Language > Typing > Advanced Keyboard Settings page.

click on advanced keyboard settings option

In the Advanced Keyboard Settings page, click on the Language Bar Options link at the bottom.

click on language bar options link

Now, make sure you are in the Language Bar tab, select Hidden, and click on the Apply & OK buttons to save changes.

select hidden and click ok to hide floating language bar on Windows 11

With these changes, the floating language bar is hidden immediately. If you don’t see the change immediately, reboot your computer (Start menu > Power button > Restart).


Sometimes, the language bar may reappear after a Windows update or installing a new keyboard language. In that case, repeat the steps outlined in the tutorial. Also, check for any third-party software that might be overriding your system settings. For example, if you installed software to manage keyboard languages, it might undo the changes.

Bring Back the Floating Language Bar

If you change your mind and want the floating language bar back, follow these steps:

Open the Settings app and navigate to Time & Language, then Typing, and finally the Advanced Keyboard Settings page. Here, click on the Language Bar Options link. Choose the Floating on Desktop option and click Apply and OK to save your changes.

If you want to go the extra mile, you can also remove the language icon from the taskbar.

More tutorials on Windows Language Settings.

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