Personalization Hide or Show Icons in Taskbar Corner Overflow Menu in Windows 11


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The taskbar corner overflow menu (hidden icon menu) in Windows 11 shows the hidden notification icons for apps.

You can show or hide icons that appear in the taskbar corner overflow menu.

If you turn off an app's notification icon, it's icon will show in the taskbar corner overflow menu and not on the taskbar corner.

If you turn on an app's notification icon, it's icon will show on the taskbar corner and not in the taskbar corner overflow menu.

This tutorial will show you how to show or hide notification icons that appear in the taskbar corner overflow menu for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Hide Icons in Taskbar Corner Overflow Menu via Drag and Drop
  • Option Two: Show Icons in Taskbar Corner Overflow Menu via Drag and Drop
  • Option Three: Hide or Show Icons in Taskbar Corner Overflow Menu in Settings
  • Option Four: Turn On or Off "Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar" in Control Panel


EXAMPLE: Taskbar corner and taskbar corner overflow menu

Taskbar_corner_notification_icons_Windows11.png
Taskbar_corner_notification_icons_off_Windows11.png





Option One

Hide Icons in Taskbar Corner Overflow Menu via Drag and Drop


This option is no longer available starting with Windows 11 build 22572.

This option will now work again starting with Windows 11 build 22616.


1 Drag a taskbar corner icon you want to move to the overflow menu above the taskbar, and drop the icon. (see screenshot below)

Drag-2.png





Option Two

Show Icons in Taskbar Corner Overflow Menu via Drag and Drop


This option is no longer available starting with Windows 11 build 22572.

This option will now work again starting with Windows 11 build 22616.


1 Click/tap on the overflow menu arrow to open it. (see screenshot below).

2 Drag an icon from the overflow menu to the taskbar, and drop the icon on the taskbar.

Drag-1.png





Option Three

Hide or Show Icons in Taskbar Corner Overflow Menu 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)

Open Taskbar settings

Taskbar_corner_overflow_Windows11-1.png

3 Click/tap on Taskbar corner overflow or Other system tray icons (build 22572) on the right side to expand it open. (see screenshot below step 4)

4 Turn On (hide) or Off (show) notification icons for apps you want. (see screenshot below)

Taskbar_corner_overflow_Windows11-2.png

5 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Four

Turn On or Off "Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar" in Control Panel


If this option is turned on, you will not be able to hide icons in the taskbar corner overflow menu.


1 Press the Win + R keys to open Run, copy and paste the shell:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9} command into Run, and click/tap on OK to open the "Notification Area Icons" Control Panel item.

2 Check (on) or uncheck (off - default) Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

Always_show_all_icons_and_notifications_on_the_taskbar.png



That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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Tutorial updated to add options 1, 2, and 4. :)
 

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Thanks for the option 4. They should bring this option back to the basic settings.
 

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How to create shortcut from option four ?

You could create a shortcut using: :)

explorer shell:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}
 

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You could create a shortcut using: :)

explorer shell:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}

Thanks! BTW I have to run this in a command prompt with Administrator privileges. Only then I am able to toggle the "Always show All icons" switch (otherwise the switch is stuck).
 

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You could create a shortcut using: :)

explorer shell:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}
In order for this option 4 (old Control Panel) to work, the EnableAutoTray must be enabled.

Code:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"EnableAutoTray"=dword:00000001

The problem is that Explorer resets it back to disabled every time you check the box, so we have to redo these steps every time Explorer restarts. It seems to be an Explorer bug.
 

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Finding that Option 2 (click and drag overflow icons into the SysTray) works on all devices (about 11-12 so far), and has stayed as set.

PIA to have to do with every install, but it works, and more importantly, stays working.
 

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Fast forward to Mar '22... Has anyone found a way to do this with Group Policy yet?
 

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