Can't change color of keyboard icon in Language Bar in Windows 10?


  1. Posts : 24
    Windows 10
       #1

    Can't change color of keyboard icon in Language Bar in Windows 10?


    Hi all!

    In Windows 7, when you add keyboards to the Language Bar, you can select a color for the icon that represents each keyboard. This is useful for switching between languages (eg. US English - blue, US International - red), so you can tell which keyboard you're currently using.

    I looked at all the settings for Windows 10, and can't find anywhere you can do this.

    Is it hidden somewhere else in Windows 10? Or has that feature been completely removed?

    - Tim
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 31,271
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    Hi, never heard of or seen this for Win 10. MS as you may have discovered has removed various options to give users flexibility in configuring the GUI, although some are still feasible.

    I seem to recall MS adopting this outllne white style for such icons.
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  3. Posts : 24
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    dalchina said:
    Hi, never heard of or seen this for Win 10. MS as you may have discovered has removed various options to give users flexibility in configuring the GUI, although some are still feasible.

    I seem to recall MS adopting this outllne white style for such icons.
    Hmm - a shame how dumbed-down they made Windows 10. I'm a software developer, and appreciate more options, not fewer. Ah well.

    - Tim
      My Computer

  4. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 31,271
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #4

    The Win 7 dialogue shown here
    https://www.askvg.com/how-to-access-...-in-windows-8/

    went in Win 8. Despite that, some possibilities remain where the registry keys are still present.

    This utility may be of interest:
    S.M.A.C.C - Superfly's Mouse Assisted Color Chooser - Windows 10 Forums

    It is still possible to do things like this:
    Can't change color of keyboard icon in Language Bar in Windows 10?-1.jpg
    (uses 3 3rd party tools - 2 free, 1 a few euros or free with limitations and a couple of SMACC or registry settings)

    and if you browse the Customisation section you will see examples of what others have done by different means.
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