Kill the XP Language Bar

For those of us confined to one language in Windows XP, it is annoying to have the language bar constantly try to re-assert itself in your task bar.  Here are the rather obtuse steps to turn that off.

To turn text services on or off (using Classic view in Control Panel):

  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Regional and Language Options.
  2. On the Languages tab, under Text services and input languages, click Details.
  3. Under Preferences, click Language Bar.
  4. To turn text services off, select the Turn off advanced text services check box.
  5. To turn text services on, clear the check box.
  6. Click Yes if you are prompted to confirm your selection.
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