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Strange keyboard language icon problem

windows driving me round the bend

     
9:41 pm on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

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It's not exactly the most serious problem in the world, but...

I recently went to a page that required the Japanese character set. I downloaded and installed it but since then I have an extremely irritating icon in my systray displaying the current charcter set. A nasty blue box with En in it.

So I right click on it and go to properties. I untick the box that says "Enable icon in taskbar". The damn thing is still there and I can't find a way to get rid of it.

Anyone know a registry key or something I can change to get rid of it? I know, I shouldn't care but it's just totally useless and really annoying. It's like those flashing bars you get in the top right corner of ITV (in the UK) just before adverts come on .You don't notice it until it's there, but once you've seen it you can't help but notice it all the time.

Please help me out :)

Oh yeah, this is on win98 cos I'm some kind of OS luddite, lol

10:37 pm on May 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

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pixel_juice,

Real Luddites run CP/M :)

Use regedit, and delete they program's entry from this key (if it's there):

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Regedit is dangerous, make a registry backup before starting, I'm not responsible for anything that goes wrong, yadda, yadda...

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6:50 am on May 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I think that icon is there if you have more than 1 profile installed. I'm sure you can get rid of it without going into the registry, by clicking the icon and deleting the japanese set.
7:08 pm on May 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the suggestions guys.

>>Regedit is dangerous

Maybe. I see it as extra options screen ;)
I have to mess around in there to get Windows to work properly lol.

I tracked down the offending icon to internat.exe, but unforunately it isn't set to run a startup in the registry or anyone else either. I think it's just a process that runs with the systray or something like that. And I can't stop the systray from running, that would be bad.

>>I think that icon is there if you have more than 1 profile installed

This was correct - I had English US as well as GB which I removed. Strangely, these are the keyboard language settings, which I never even changed in the first place...
The 'enable icon' option is now greyed out and permanently unticked. But the icon still won't go away. Humph :(