How to Remove Language Switcher Icon from Windows 11 Taskbar

Don’t want to see the language switcher icon on the taskbar? Here is how to remove the language switcher icon from the taskbar in Windows 11.

Billions of people use the Windows operating system. As such, it must support as many world languages as possible so that users can use their computer in the language they are comfortable with. If you know multiple languages or are trying to learn new languages, you can install them in Windows 11. All it takes is a few clicks to find and install the language of your choice. After installing a language, set it as the primary, and Windows 11 will use it to write and display.

Why do I see a language icon on the taskbar?

If you have installed multiple languages, Windows 11 will show a language switcher icon on the taskbar. It will appear right next to the system icons. You can see that in the below image.

language icon on Windows 11 taskbar

You can use the language switcher icon to change between languages quickly. If needed, you can even use the “Start key + Space” shortcut. One of the best things is, when you choose another language via language switcher, your display language stays the same, but you can type in the language you select.

Why remove the language switcher icon?

Though the language switcher is very helpful, it takes up a lot of space on the taskbar. For the most part, this is not a problem. However, removing the language switcher icon on the taskbar will help if screen space is premium. Even after removing, you can use the keyboard shortcut to switch languages.

So, without further ado, let me show you the steps to remove the language switcher icon from the taskbar in Windows 11.

Remove language switcher icon from Windows 11 taskbar

You can remove the language switcher icon from the Advanced Keyboard Settings page in the Windows 11 Settings app. Here is where to find and change the option.

  1. Open Windows 11 Settings.
  2. Select “Time and Language” on the sidebar.
  3. Click on the “Typing” on the main page.
  4. Click on the “Advanced keyboard settings” option.
  5. Select the “Use the desktop language bar when it’s available” option.
  6. Close the Settings app.
  7. The language icon is removed from the taskbar.

Detailed steps:

The first thing you should do is open the Settings app. To do that, right-click on the Start menu and select “Settings” or press the “Windows key + I” shortcut. After opening the Settings app, select the “Time and Language” option on the sidebar. This is where you will find all the options related to time, language, and typing.

open time and language settings

Since we want to change a typing feature, click on the “Typing” option on the main page.

open typing settings

The language switcher icon is considered an advanced option. So, click on the “Advanced keyboard settings” option.

open advanced keyboard settings

Once you are here, select the “Use the desktop language bar when it’s available” checkbox.

remove language switcher icon from Windows 11 taskbar

As soon as you select the checkbox, the language switcher icon is removed from the Windows 11 taskbar. As I said earlier, even after removing the language icon on the taskbar, you can press the “Windows key + Space” shortcut to switch between languages.

language icon no longer appears on Windows 11 taskbar

That is it. It is that simple to remove the language switcher icon from Windows 11 taskbar.

I hope that helps.

If you are stuck or need some help, comment below, and I will try to help as much as possible.

1 thought on “How to Remove Language Switcher Icon from Windows 11 Taskbar”

  1. Avatar for Andre R

    Does not work if multiple languages installed.
    I have ENG UK as my main language and ENG US as secondary as Microsoft Flight Sim 2020 seems to want/need it.
    I just want this icon gone from the taks bar 🙁

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