19 September, 2008

Language Bar keeps returning to Taskbar

I recently got a new laptop with Windows XP and I'm slowly getting it configured to all my preferences. One thing I noticed is that everytime I rebooted, the Language Bar would reappear in the Taskbar. No matter how many times I removed it, it would rear its ugly head again.

With a little research, I found out how to stop this nasty behavior. You need to un-register and re-register a DLL that controls the behavior. Specifically, here's what you do:
  1. Go to Start and click Run...
  2. Enter"Regsvr32.exe /u msimtf.dll" and click OK
  3. Go to Start and click Run...
  4. Enter "Regsvr32.exe msimtf.dll" and click OK
Next time you reboot, it wont show up.

2 comments:

Bill said...

Quick thing. The instructions you have here have you unregistering the DLL twice. I'm assuming on the second go you'll want to remove the /u from the command.

Thanks for the help. That language bar was bugging me.

:-) said...

F'n Brilliant!!!!
thanks sooo much