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    Language Bar (Office XP SP3)

    Hi,

    A problem with slow browser applications (Win XP SP2, IE6) has been reported to my team. The AD group has found that if the Language Bar is disabled the speed improves.

    I developed installation wizards 3 years ago and as far as I can tell from looking at the wizard Alternative Input, Voice Recognition was not installed. This was on WIn XP (SP 1?).

    Some pcs clearly have the language bar installed including a test pc where I tested the installation wizard.

    Are there any programs, patches, Win XP SP2 that might have turned the Language Bar on?

    TIA.

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    Re: Language Bar (Office XP SP3)

    It's hard to say, but I wouldn't be surprised. I myself haven't seen the language bar return, but some Office updates unearthed features that I had disabled.

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    Re: Language Bar (Office XP SP3)

    I've seen the Language bar return but I can't remember what program or patch caused it. Sorry. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

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    Re: Language Bar (Office XP SP3)

    If I have read things correctly, right at the end of this very long thread at My Blog Stuff is a suggestion that IE7 may be the culprit...

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    Re: Language Bar (Office XP SP3)

    Jimmy,

    Language Bar is part of Windows XP, NOT Office XP.

    For Windows XP SP-2 the default settings for new user accounts keep Language Bar visible. So, updating to SP-2 may open Language Bar. But it is per user, not per computer setting.
    To close Language Bar, set DWORD value

    HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftCTFLangBarExtraIconsOnMinimiz ed

    to 0 for each user account.

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    Re: Language Bar (Office XP SP3)

    I confirmed that both Win XP SP1 and SP2 turn on the language bar (despite the language bar being 'not available' in my Office XP installation wizards which were developed under NT and Win Xp gold).

    We'll be thinking about hacking the registry.

    Thanks for the reply.

    Jimmy

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    Re: Language Bar (Office XP SP3)

    Thanks for the link to the interesting thread; it should be useful to me.

    IE 7 was not in the picture but my teammate who is looking at IE 7.0 noticed his language bar being on. I think he had determined that IE 7.0 was in fact turning his language bar on.

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    Re: Language Bar (Office XP SP3)

    Of all of the different systems that I have install SP1 and 2 and IE7on, NONE of them ended up with the language bar turned on. I have a feeling that you are doing something else to turn it on.
    It can be turned on by right clicking the task bar and then selecting toolbars and then language bar.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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