Personalization Add or Remove Bluetooth Notification Icon on Taskbar in Windows 11


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Bluetooth is a short range wireless technology which enables wireless data transmission between two Bluetooth enabled devices located nearby each other.

There are many different types of Bluetooth enabled devices you can add and pair to your PC, such as mobile phones, wireless headsets, speakers, fitness trackers, mouse, keyboard, etc...

When you turn on Bluetooth, the Bluetooth notification icon will show on the taskbar corner (system tray) by default.

The Bluetooth notification icon will not show on the taskbar corner (system tray) when you turn off Bluetooth.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Bluetooth notification icon on the taskbar for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Remove Bluetooth Notification Icon from Icon
  • Option Two: Add or Remove Bluetooth Notification Icon in Settings
  • Option Three: Add or Remove Bluetooth Notification Icon using BAT file


EXAMPLE: Bluetooth notification icon on taskbar corner

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Option One

Remove Bluetooth Notification Icon from Icon


1 Click/tap on the Bluetooth notification icon on the taskbar corner. (see screenshot below)

2 Click/tap on Remove Icon.

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Option Two

Add or Remove Bluetooth Notification Icon in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Bluetooth & devices on the left side, and click/tap on Devices on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Open Bluetooth & devices settings

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3 Click/tap on More Bluetooth settings under Related settings. (see screenshot below)

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4 In the Options tab, check (add - default) or uncheck (remove) Show the Bluetooth icon in the notification area for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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Option Three

Add or Remove Bluetooth Notification Icon using BAT file


1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you want.

2 Add Bluetooth Notification Icon

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Add_Bluetooth_notification_icon.bat


(Content of BAT file for reference)
Code:
@echo off

REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\Bluetooth" /V "Notification Area Icon" /T REG_DWORD /D 00000001 /F

taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
start explorer.exe

3 Remove Bluetooth Notification Icon

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Remove_Bluetooth_notification_icon.bat


(Content of BAT file for reference)
Code:
@echo off

REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\Bluetooth" /V "Notification Area Icon" /T REG_DWORD /D 00000000 /F

taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
start explorer.exe

4 Save the .bat file to your desktop.

5 unblock the .bat file.

6 Double click/tap on the .bat file to run it.

7 You will now notice your screen flicker as the explorer process is restarted to apply.

8 You can now delete the downloaded .bat file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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