Language bar is missing Solved

  1.    24 Sep 2017 #1

    Language bar is missing

    I did a clean install of Windows 10 not long ago and now my language bar is missing. In addition, the alt-shift shortcut for changing keyboard layouts does not work. I have checked all my control panel settings and also added a registry entry to launch ctfmon.exe, as per the instructions here, but I still have the problem. Can anyone suggest a solution? Thanks!

    Edit: The problem only occurs with one account. When logged into my troubleshooting account I can see the language bar.
    Last edited by ricecrispies; 24 Sep 2017 at 06:43.
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  2.    24 Sep 2017 #2

    Try this?
    windows 10 - Language bar missing - Super User
    If I hover over mine I see a tool tip telling me to use Windows key + space to change keyboard layout...

    Discussion here:
    keyboard shortcuts - Alt + Shift to change language no longer working after upgrade to Windows 10 - Super User

    What is your laptop?
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  3.    24 Sep 2017 #3

    Thanks for your reply!

    It seems to have fixed itself but I'm having a hard time working out what I did to make that happen. I seem to remember removing one of my two languages earlier today, but I'm not quite sure if I did or not. In any case the language is still there and is now showing in the taskbar. And the keyboard shortcut is working now. So I guess I mark this thread as mysteriously solved.
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  4.    24 Sep 2017 #4

    Good news!
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