If the language bar has moved out of the taskbar in Windows 11, you can return it to its original placement by following the steps below.
- Open the settings screen by clicking "Start Button" > "Settings".
- Go to "Clock and Language" > "Input" > "Advanced Keyboard Settings".
- Uncheck "Use desktop language bar when it is available".
In previous versions of Windows, the language bar could be dragged and dropped onto the taskbar to put it near the clock, but starting with Windows 11, it cannot be put back inside the taskbar without changing the setting.
Clicking the "minimize" button on the language bar does not change the position of the language bar.
The language bar is not often manipulated.
Therefore, it is preferable to have it placed in the taskbar rather than on the desktop.
This article details how to move the language bar back into the taskbar for those who are having trouble with the language bar suddenly moving out of the taskbar.
I am using Google IME, so blue marks are shown, but if you are using Microsoft IME, red circles are shown.
How to return the language bar to its original position.
Click the [Windows button] on the taskbar (press the Windows key on the keyboard).
After clicking on the "Windows button," the menu will expand upward.
Next, click on "Settings" (gear icon) in it.
After clicking on "Settings" (the gear icon), a window labeled "System" will appear.
Click on "Clock and Language" on the left side of that window.
After clicking on "Clock and Language," you will be taken to a screen marked "Clock and Language."
Click on "Key entry" in that screen.
After clicking "Input," you will be taken to a screen marked "Clock and Language > Input."
Next, click on "Advanced Keyboard Settings" in that screen.
After clicking on "Advanced Keyboard Settings," a screen will open marked "Clock and Language > Input > Advanced Keyboard Settings.
Uncheck the item labeled "Use desktop language bar when available" in that section.
Once that is unchecked, the language bar, which was outside, is back inside the taskbar.
No need to click Save or Change.
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