Personalization Stack Notification Icons on Taskbar System Tray in Windows 11


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The method in this tutorial no longer works.



This tutorial will show you how to show notification icons stacked on the taskbar corner for your account in Windows 11.

The system tray on the taskbar corner and taskbar corner overflow menu in Windows 11 shows the notification icons for apps.

If you like, you can have notifications icons stacked in two or three rows on the taskbar corner to save space when you do not want to have them hidden in the overflow menu.


EXAMPLE: Notification icons stacked and not stacked on system tray on taskbar corner

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Here's How:

1 Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe).

2 Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects3

Stack_notification_icons_regedit-1.png

3 In the right pane of the StruckRects3 key, double click/tap on the Settings binary value to modify it. (see screenshot above)

4 Do step 5 (stack) or step 6 (unstack) for what you want.


5 Show Notification Icons Stacked on Taskbar System Tray

A) Place the cursor to the left of the value highlighted in yellow below in the 28 row and FE column, click/tap on the Del key, and type 02 (stacked 2 icons high) or 03 (stacked 3 icons high). (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)​

Stack_notification_icons_regedit-3.png


6 Show Notification Icons Unstacked on Taskbar System Tray

This is the default setting.


A) Place the cursor to the left of the value highlighted in yellow below in the 28 row and FE column, click/tap on the Del key, and type 01. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)​

Stack_notification_icons_regedit-2.png

7 Either restart the explorer process, sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply.

8 When finished, you can close Registry Editor if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 
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Amazing!!! <3 :love:

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It seems they align top-left
Can we change that to top-right? ( to avoid empty space in the right )

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Hi! New here! I am on Windows 11 22H2 OS build 22621.1702 and i can't get this to work again like in older versions, i loved having it set to 02.
 

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Hi! New here! I am on Windows 11 22H2 OS build 22621.1702 and i can't get this to work again like in older versions, i loved having it set to 02.

Hello Krakkan, and welcome. :alien:

Unfortunately, this stopped working since Windows 11 build 22616.
 

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Hello Krakkan, and welcome. :alien:

Unfortunately, this stopped working since Windows 11 build 22616.
Thanks! This was one of the better tweaks i used on my desktop beside wallpaper engine and taskbar transparency.
Hope it makes a comeback someday!
 

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Thanks! This was one of the better tweaks i used on my desktop beside wallpaper engine and taskbar transparency.
Hope it makes a comeback someday!
Unfortunately, this stopped working since Windows 11 build 22616.
Everything works and hasn't gone anywhere. Apparently, you do not have the new animation disabled in Trey. I'm posting the bat file.
In the fifth point, there is a link to a video that shows that everything works. If you do not know how to disable the New Animation, write.
 

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Everything works and hasn't gone anywhere. Apparently, you do not have the new animation disabled in Trey. I'm posting the bat file.
In the fifth point, there is a link to a video that shows that everything works. If you do not know how to disable the New Animation, write.
How do i disable that? I'd very much love to have this working again 👌
 

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I found a work around and am able to get this to work. Here is what I did...

1. Follow the instructions from this tutorial above and set the stack to 01, 02, or 03
2. In the registry, right click on the key "StuckRects3" and select permissions
3. Select Advanced
4. Disable inheritance and select "Convert inherited permissions into explicit permissions on this object"
5. Click OK to close the Advanced Security Settings for StuckRects3
6. In the Permissions for StuckRects3 select your username in the "Group or user names:" box
7. Uncheck the "Full Control" check and click OK
8. Log out
9. Log back in

If you want to make changes, you will need to give yourself Full Control, make then change, then remove Full Control.
 

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I found a work around and am able to get this to work. Here is what I did...

1. Follow the instructions from this tutorial above and set the stack to 01, 02, or 03
2. In the registry, right click on the key "StuckRects3" and select permissions
3. Select Advanced
4. Disable inheritance and select "Convert inherited permissions into explicit permissions on this object"
5. Click OK to close the Advanced Security Settings for StuckRects3
6. In the Permissions for StuckRects3 select your username in the "Group or user names:" box
7. Uncheck the "Full Control" check and click OK
8. Log out
9. Log back in

If you want to make changes, you will need to give yourself Full Control, make then change, then remove Full Control.
What other things change if we do this? I mean other than stack notifications
Does that make TB revert to old one? or other things?
 

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What other things change if we do this? I mean other than stack notifications
Does that make TB revert to old one? or other things?
The only thing I am doing is making that key not writable by yourself so the system does not make the you, the user, overwrite the key with the default value of "01".
 

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I'm gonna try 03 and see what happens :ROFLMAO:
 

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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    Google Chrome
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    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
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I just reinstalled Win 11 Pro and I cannot get the stacking to work at all now. There has to be an additional setting somewhere.
 

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  • OS
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I just reinstalled Win 11 Pro and I cannot get the stacking to work at all now. There has to be an additional setting somewhere.
Well, it's not working anymore.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion g7 1372sr
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 1672 09.4C
    Memory
    8 Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, AMD Radeon HD 7400M Series
    Sound Card
    Устройство с поддержкой High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Универсальный монитор PnP
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 870 EVO 500GB, KINGSTON SA400S37240G

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