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When you uninstall a ScreenTip language pack in Programs and Features, the language is still selectable in Office settings. This can clutter the list if you install a few different packs. These instructions apply to 64-bit Windows versions running 32-bit Office, but the process should be similar for different configurations. Here’s how to remove it from the list:

  1. Open regedit as an administrator.
  2. Navigate to
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\
    Microsoft\Office\14.0\Common\UICaptions.
  3. The keys here are a list of language code numbers. 1033 is US English. Set their values to 0 if you don’t want them in the ScreenTip options list any more. You can find the other codes here.

I can’t find where the files for the ScreenTip packs are stored in order to actually delete them, but this procedure will help clean up the list.

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Three navigation bars. They are all anchored to the top of the page and scroll with you. You can’t get rid of the top one without signing in. I guess the top one isn’t technically a navigation bar but I don’t know what else to call it. A “persistent nag bar”?

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