Personalization Add or Remove Task View Button on Taskbar in Windows 11

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Task View (Win+Tab) is a virtual desktop manager that allows you to quickly switch between all of your open apps on multiple desktops. This makes multitasking and organizing with your opened apps much easier.

Windows 11 has a Task View button that shows on the taskbar by default, but can be removed.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Task View button on the taskbar for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Remove Task View Button on Taskbar from Taskbar
  • Option Two: Add or Remove Task View Button on Taskbar in Settings
  • Option Three: Add or Remove Task View Button on Taskbar using REG file





OPTION ONE

Remove Task View Button on Taskbar from Taskbar


1 Right click or press and hold on the Task View button on the taskbar. (see screenshot below)

2 Click/tap on Hide from taskbar.

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OPTION TWO

Add or Remove Task View Button on Taskbar in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Personalization on the left side, and click/tap on Taskbar on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Task_view_button_Settings-1.png

3 Turn On (default) or Off Task view for what you want on the right side under Taskbar items. (see screenshot below)

Task_view_button_Settings-2.png

4 You can now close Settings if you like.





OPTION THREE

Add or Remove Task View Button on Taskbar using REG file


1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


2 To Add Task View Button on Taskbar

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_Task_view_button_on_taskbar_in_Windows_11.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"ShowTaskViewButton"=dword:00000001

3 To Remove Task View Button on Taskbar

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

Remove_Task_view_button_on_taskbar_in_Windows_11.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"ShowTaskViewButton"=dword:00000000

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink
 

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