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

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The taskbar corner overflow 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


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


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)

Taskbar_corner_overflow_Windows11-1.png

3 Click/tap on Taskbar corner overflow on the right side to expand it open. (see screenshot below step 4)

4 Turn On (hide) or Off (show) notification icons for apps for what you want on the right side under Taskbar corner overflow. (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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Marek

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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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    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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memo09

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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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