Time and Language Change Order of Languages on Language Bar in Windows 11

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This tutorial will show you how to change the order added languages appear in on the language bar for your account in Windows 11.

When you have more than one language and/or keyboard layout installed, you will see the language bar (input indicator) on the taskbar system tray area and sign-in screen by default.

The language bar allows you to switch between your added languages and keyboard layouts as needed.

You can change the order languages appear in on the language bar to the order you want.

Added keyboard layouts are grouped with their language for the order on the language bar. If you change the order of a language, all of its keyboard layouts get moved along with it as a group.

EXAMPLE: Language bar


Here's How:

1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Time & language on the left side, and click/tap on Language & region on the right side. (see screenshot below)


3 Under Preferred languages, click/tap on the Options (3 dots) button for the language you want to change the order of. (see screenshot below)

4 Click/tap on Move up or Move down in the drop menu until the language is in the order you want.

The language order you set here in Settings will be applied to the language bar.

5 Repeat steps 3 and 4 above for any other language you want to change the order of.


6 When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

That's it,
Shawn Brink

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