Turn On or Off System Icons on Taskbar in Windows 11


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Hello! I have spent the day playing with this new build, trying to find my way around. I always install "Ear Trumpet" from the store because I like to have the option to control the volume of various applications independently. The Ear Trumpet app uses a taskbar icon similar to the windows volume icon. So, after I install Ear Trumpet I have 2 similar icons, and I would usually (In win 10) just turn off the system volume icon using "Turn On or Off System Icons"

I appreciate this build is a work in progress, but does anyone know where the "Turn On or Off System Icons" (or windows 11 equivalent) is located. Does it even exist in this build yet?

Cheers in Advance.
 

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Have you tried here to see if you can switch it on?

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Yeah, there is another thread similar to this, where users are complaining about Wi-Fi, battery and ....sound, I think.

I went looking an haven't found them yet. I wonder if they are hidden by a registry entry, or buried in UI code and only accessible from the reg?

Hmmm....
 

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Settings to hide system icons are no longer working, when applied via registry. I used to hide Network/Sound.
 

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They have definitely changed a lot of the backend UI stuff - no menu accents (dedicated KB keys for activating menus) either.

That one chaps me a lot - I'm a KB junkie....

Well - I still have my 10 backup lol.
 

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What I don't get..., why is Network and Volume the Action Center??? :confused:
 

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Hello! I have spent the day playing with this new build, trying to find my way around. I always install "Ear Trumpet" from the store because I like to have the option to control the volume of various applications independently. The Ear Trumpet app uses a taskbar icon similar to the windows volume icon. So, after I install Ear Trumpet I have 2 similar icons, and I would usually (In win 10) just turn off the system volume icon using "Turn On or Off System Icons"

I appreciate this build is a work in progress, but does anyone know where the "Turn On or Off System Icons" (or windows 11 equivalent) is located. Does it even exist in this build yet?

Cheers in Advance.
Press Win + R (Run Command), and run this:
shell:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}
006.jpg

To bring up this:
007.jpg

Then click "Turn system icons on or off"
 

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Now, why do they have to hide such a useful tool with so obscure a command??
Nobody knows. No one will ever knows. Even the one who lives next door to an MS developer..
 

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Press Win + R (Run Command), and run this:
shell:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}


To bring up this:


Then click "Turn system icons on or off"

Most of mine were grayed out. Only 3 available, clock, network and action center. And on top of that, all three were set to off, and yet all three show in the tray, and changing values did nothing to actually change them.

Build 22454 Dev
 

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Most of mine were grayed out. Only 3 available, clock, network and action center. And on top of that, all three were set to off, and yet all three show in the tray, and changing values did nothing to actually change them.

Build 22454 Dev
Got no chance to test this version yet. Still stuck with 22000.184.
This one keep kicked me out from the game with DirectX 9,
it pushes me to use DirectX 11. And I believe the
version 22454 will just the same.
 

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I just installed Dx 9 literally seconds ago.

Which game(s)?
 

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    Other Info
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johnlgalt

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3rd Rock
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Play neither, so cannot verify. Once I get some installed again I will try to find a game I have and play that can use Dx 9 or 11 and see if I can force 9.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * Corsair Vengeance 32 GB 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Eve Spectrum ES07D02 280 Hz QHD | Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1440p | 4k
    Hard Drives
    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM)
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    ZXT KRAKEN Z73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (3x 120 mm push top) + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
    Keyboard
    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3 for Business
    Internet Speed
    Logitech MX Master 3 for Business
    Browser
    Nightly (default) + Firefox (stable),Chrome, Edge/ß/Dev/Canary
    Antivirus
    Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 x64 Pro build 21H1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5470
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryvill 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master (shared) | Dell TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex
    Browser
    Edge Chromium | Chrome | Firefox Nightly | Brave
    Antivirus
    Defender + MB4

theborv

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1:57 PM
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3
Location
Bergen, Norway
OS
Windows 11 Pro / Ubuntu 21.04 (dual boot)
I used the shell:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9} trick, and it worked for a few minutes. Then it didn't work anymore. Now the tick "Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar" is un-tickable, and stuck in a non-working black hole of despair with no way out. Anyone know a registry trick, or anything, to fix this? I feel I have lost control over my computer!!! :LOL: Currently on win11 22494
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro / Ubuntu 21.04 (dual boot)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self built
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte X570 AORUS MASTER (rev.1.2)
    Memory
    G.Skill Trident Z Neo DDR4 3600MHz [F4-3600C16-16GTZNC]
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX Speedster MERC319 RX 6800 XT [RX-68XTALFD9]
    Sound Card
    Schiit Modi Multibit (DAC) / Kanto YU2 Speakers (w/inbuilt DAC)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung G5 Odyssey [LC34G55T]
    Screen Resolution
    3440x1440@165hz
    Hard Drives
    WD Black SN850 1TB [WDS100T1X0E-00AFY0]
    Samsung SSD 970 PRO 512GB
    Samsung SSD 960 EVO 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 2TB
    PSU
    Corsair HX1200i
    Case
    Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL
    Cooling
    CPU: NZXT Kraken X73 - 3x Noctua NF-A12x25 / Case: 7x Arctic P12 PWM
    Keyboard
    GMMK Pro w/ QMK firmware
    Mouse
    Razer Basilisk Ultimate / Razer Viper Ultimate
    Internet Speed
    750Mbps down / 25Mbps up
    Browser
    Edge / Vivaldi / Chrome / Opera / Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender Antivirus
    Other Info
    Corsair Commander Pro
    Corsair HD RGB Fan LED Hub
    7x Phanteks Halos LUX Digital Fan Frames
    ifi iCAN-SE Headphone Amp
    HIFIMAN Sundara w/ Custom Hart Audio Dual 3.5mm TRS cables

The-Hive

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Location
Wiltshire UK
OS
Windows 11 Pro
You could try ExplorerPatcher, you don't have to set everything on the taskbar back to the win 10 view
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen Core i9 10900K
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 2080 Super
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 2TB P981A
    D: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer AX1650i Wi-Fi Network Adaptor
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
    Tobii Eye Tracker
  • Operating System
    Dual Boot Windows 11 Pro / Windows 11 Pro Dev build
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3501
    CPU
    11th Gen i-7 2.80 gb
    Memory
    16Gb
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512Gb SSD
    2GB External drive
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

Bananakuda

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Windows 11
So uhm, how to remove that mic icon. It's just me that dumb or the hell I try everything
 

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sunnyrio

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29
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Windows 11
I gave up on the Windows 11 taskbar, I use the program startallback, which lets me do anything. I (pointlessly) filled in a MS feedback on not being able to do it on another machine (I have 7 machines and can't be bothered setting up startallback on all of them). But we all know the feedback is just binned, since new features and changes are always the opposite of what everybody's feedback says. Or.... maybe they deliberately do that to annoy us? Maybe MS is being infiltrated by Linux/Mac workers? They certainly aren't trying to improve the OS.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
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