Choose What Icons Appear in Windows 10 System Tray

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This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to choose what icons show up in the system tray | notification area of Windows 10.

When it comes to Windows, the System Tray and Notification Area, which we can find in the right-side of the Windows Taskbar are the same. System Tray features different types of notifications, like your volume control and Internet connection.

Windows 10 improves on the notification area to include more programs and applications that can notify and alert you about potential issues or warning as well as basic information like event reminders.

If you’re a student or new user looking for a computer to start learning on, the easiest place to start is Windows 10. Windows 10 is the most recent version of operating systems for personal computers developed and released by Microsoft as part of its Windows NT family.

Windows 10 has grown into one of the best operating systems, years after its release and is used by millions of users around the world.

When you’re ready to learn how to configure Windows notification area, follow the steps below:

Step 1: System Settings

Windows 10 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows. All can be done from its System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the left bottom corner of the image below:

Windows 10 Notification

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click System

Windows 10 systems pane

Step 2: Personalization

When you select System, it should open the System pane.

From there, select Personalization and click Taskbar at the bottom left corner of your screen shown in the image below.


From the Taskbar window, select the option that reads Select which icons appear on the taskbar.

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Step 3: Choose Icons

From here you can turn on or off the icons you want appear or remove from Windows taskbar.

Windows taskbar icons

That should do it!


This post shows you how to select which icons to display on Windows taskbar. If you find any error above, please use the form below to report.


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