Enable Language Bar in Windows 10 (classic Language Icon)

In Windows 7, there is a compact language indicator, which is located near the system tray (notification area) and comes with an optional language bar. Unlike Windows 7, Windows 10 comes with a different indicator for languages. It occupies more space on the taskbar and is designed for touch screens. Starting with Windows 10 build 17074, the Language options were moved from the Control Panel to the Settings app. Here is how to use Settings to enable the language bar.

How to configure language settings in Windows 10

If you upgraded to Windows 10 directly from Windows 7, its new language options can look strange to you. Like Windows 8, Windows 10 comes with a "re-imagined" Language settings UI in the Control Panel. The most notable changes have been made to the way users switch input languages and to the Language Bar. Even some power users have been having issues with configuring language settings and have been asking me for help when they moved to Windows 10. So, today I will share several tips to make your life with configuring languages on Windows 10 easier.

Get the old language indicator and language bar in Windows 10

In Windows 7, there is a compact language indicator, which is located near the system tray (notification area) and comes with an optional language bar. Unlike Windows 7, Windows 10 comes with a different indicator for languages. It occupies more space on the taskbar and is designed for touch screens. Here is how to get the old language indicator and language bar in Windows 10.