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How can I get rid of the keyboard indicator icon in the Notification area?

I am running Ubuntu 13.10

marked as duplicate by user68186, nux, Braiam, BuZZ-dEE, Richard Mar 10 '14 at 19:06

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  • what do you mean by En can you make a screen shot – nux Mar 10 '14 at 16:22
  • you mean messaging icon ? – nux Mar 10 '14 at 16:25
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    I think he means the keyboard language icon. – user68186 Mar 10 '14 at 16:26
  • Do you have more than one keyboard layout installed? – terdon Mar 10 '14 at 16:28
  1. Click on En
  2. Select Text Entry Settings
  3. Uncheck Show Current Input Source in Menu Bar in the lower-left section.

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  • Open System Settings
  • Click on the ‘Region and Language’ tile
  • Uncheck the box next to ‘Show Current Input Source in Menu Bar’

And that’s it. The switcher is now hidden.



You are talking about the "keyboard layout notification".

It allows you to easily switch between different keyboard layouts.

To disable it, right click on the icon, select text Entry Settings, you get a dialog, enter image description here there at the bottom unselect Show current input source in the menu bar.

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