Quick Fix: Language Bar Disappeared In Vista

I had the misfortune of somehow disabling my Language bar today. It didn’t show up in the list of available toolbars, nor did anything from Regional and Language Options solve the problem.

Quick Fix

Go to Start > Run (or press Winkey + R) and type in ctfmon.exe. It fixed my problem because I had accidentally closed the process (somehow).

If this was helpful, let me know in a comment!

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13 thoughts on “Quick Fix: Language Bar Disappeared In Vista

  1. I’ve been having this problem too. I would sometimes get a pop-up that said “Host Process for Windows has Stopped”. Then the language bar was gone. Before I found the “run ctfmon.exe” fix, if the language bar crashed I had to reboot to input Japanese again.

    Of course, it’s still annoying having to rerun ctfmon.exe every now and then. I wish it just worked without crashing.

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