How to hide Network and Sound icons on Windows 11?


MrBill

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I've just about got Windows 11 looking like I want without having to use Explorer Patch. My only question is how do I hide the Network and Sound icons up to the hidden icon box (or just remove them altogether)? I have checked the Notification page and they are not included as an option.

Thanks, Bill
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS-8960
You can open the run box and type the following to open the classic notification icon settings window:

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

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
If this is a permanent change, please tell my how to later back it out if needed. 73, Bill AA4M
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS-8960
Permanent? That run command just opens the classic window to hide/show system tray icons. It does not change anything itself.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
You can open the run box and type the following to open the classic notification icon settings window:

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

Hey there. Did you test this before posting it?

It's not useful at all... The options are greyed out and none of the available "settings" that you can change in that window do actually work, not even after a restart. It feels more like a dummy/unsupported menu that was left behind and not removed, but it doesn't actually work.

Screenshot_1.jpg

The struggle to remove the Network/Audio combo icons still remains...
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG STRIX B550-E
    Memory
    32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB @3600mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GEFORCE RTX 3080Ti FTW3 ULTRA
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VG27AQ 165hz
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital SN750 500GB NVMe
    Western Digital SN750 2TB NVMe
    PSU
    Seasonic Vertex 1000W
    Case
    NZXT H9 Flow (Black)
    Cooling
    NZXT Kraken Elite 360mm
    Keyboard
    HyperX Alloy Origins Core
    Mouse
    HyperX Dart RGB Wireless
    Internet Speed
    Symmetrical Gigabit
    Browser
    Chrome
Of course I tested it on my machine… nearly 2 months ago when I posted it. And on my machine the options are not greyed out. Don’t know what to tell you.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
Of course I tested it on my machine… nearly 2 months ago when I posted it. And on my machine the options are not greyed out. Don’t know what to tell you.
Doesn't work for me. What's your exact build number?
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 7

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