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You can customize which icons and notifications appear in the notification area or you can even hide some.

To change how icons and notifications appear

Windows 10

  1. Right-click any empty space on the taskbar, then click Taskbar settings.
  2. Scroll down to Notification area to customize taskbar and to set which icons to appear.
    • Click Select which icons appear on the taskbar to customize your taskbar. You can select specific icons you don’t want to see on the taskbar. It will be moved then into the overflow area so they’re out of sight.
    • Click Turn system icons on or off if you want to set which icons appear.

 

Windows 11

  1. Right-click any empty space on the taskbar, then click Taskbar settings.
  2. Under Personalisation > Taskbar click the Taskbar corner overflow dropdown button.
  3. Select which icons you want to appear in the taskbar corner.
    • Click the radio button On for any icons you want to see on the taskbar.
    • Click the radio button Off for any icons you don’t want to see on the taskbar.
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