The word “ENG” in the far right of notification area in Windows 10 taskbar is called the Input Indicator. Often beside the system clock, this word appears when you have more than one language installed on your Windows 10.
This word or icon allows you to quickly switch between keyboard layout or input language without having to navigate to Control Panel or Windows 10 Settings window. The word ENG indicates the current language of your system, for that instance, ENG for English, ESP for Español, FRA for French, and so on, it’s abbreviated only to save space.
Sometimes there are too many icons cluttered in the system tray or notification area of your Windows Taskbar, plus, you’re already okay with the current input language you are using, then hiding this icon is a good idea.
There are two ways to hide the word ENG or the input indicator, via shortcut and the 3-step approach.
Difficulty level: Easy
The first method teaches you 3 simple steps to hide the input indicator icon. Following this method will make you more comfortable and knowledgeable with Windows 10 Settings.
Method #1 – 3 simple steps to hide the Input Indicator icon.
Step 1: Right-click the Windows Taskbar then click Taskbar settings.
Step 2: In the Taskbar window, In the right pane, go to the Notification area section. Click the “Turn system icons on or off” link.
Step 3: Finally, in the “Turn system icons on or off” window, click the switch beside the Input Indicator icon to “Off”, and you should see the ENG icon disappears and prevent it from showing again on your Taskbar.
The second method is for lazy users 🙂 , using Cortana search to locate the exact place for this Windows Setting.
Method #2 – Shortcut to hide the Input Indicator icon
Here’s the cheat, Windows 10 Cortana Search bar/icon allows you to search various and specific Windows 10 settings.
To do this, simply search for “Turn system icons on or off” and it should appear instantly. Now, click the switch beside the Input Indicator icon to Off, and voilà, ENG icon disappears.
Note: If you want to enable the Input Indicator again, just switch it to “On”.