How to enable language bar: in Windows 8

How to enable language bar: in Windows 8

In this guide, we will take you through the process of displaying the language bar 8.1 on Windows 8's desktop.

What is the standard method?

  • Open the Control Panel.
  • In the "Clock, Language, and Region" section, click on "Change input methods
  • In the left pane, click on "Advanced Settings"
  • In the "Switching input methods" section, check "Use the desktop language bar when it's available"

What are the alternatives?

  • Click on Option on the same line as Use the desktop language bar when it's available
  • Define how the language bar will be displayed among "Floating on the desktop", "Docked to the taskbar", "Hidden"
  • And tune other options such as "Show text labels on the Language bar", "Show additional Language bar icons in the taskbar", or "Show the Language bar as transparent when inactive"