Windows 11 removes docked system tray icon


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Okay so I have a preinstalled app called Huawei PC Manager, which is somewhat similar to Lenovo Vantage.
Just like that one, it puts a docked, large icon to the right edge of my system tray, next to the notification centre's icon. This is useful as it is an important menu.
It works fine in Windows 10.

However, in Windows 11, this icon gets "downgraded" to a small, standard system tray icon and as so, this is very annoying.

How could I put it back there? Here's a screenshot that explains it all, please take a look:
huaweiiconerror.png

As it seems to be a bug I posted a feedback hub issue entry for this, could you all please so be kind to like (upvote) this so Microsoft can see? The bumps are very much appreciated, here's the link: Windows Insider Program
 

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Hello @glasskuter ,

Thank you so much for answering! As per your suggestion, I tried reinstalling it but sadly it did not help.
I dug into this deeper and it seems that Windows 11's taskbar does not support toolbars, and technically this would be a toolbar.

Everybody please upvote this suggestion
Windows Insider Program

and this one too
Windows Insider Program
 

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MS do not like things interfering with the taskbar as it was one of the big differences visually in 11. I had similar and used a tweak to change the taskbar back to win 10 style then it worked
 

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not support toolbars
I'm sorry, I misunderstood. I'm not familiar with the program. Did not know it was a toolbar. I thought it was a programs icon. My bad.
 

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    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Solidigm m.2 +256gb ssd+512 gb usb m.2 sata
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
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    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
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    Hard Drives
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If you want the "old style" taskbar, then ExplorerPatcher can use new toolbars
 

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    Manufacturer/Model
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    CPU
    13th Gen Core i9 13900HX
    Memory
    32GB DDR5 @4800MHz 2x16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 4090HX 16GB
    Sound Card
    Nvidia HD / Realtek ALC3254
    Monitor(s) Displays
    18" QHD+
    Screen Resolution
    25660 X 1600
    Hard Drives
    C: KIOXIA (Toshiba) 2TB KXG80ZNV2T04 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
    D: KIOXIA (Toshiba) 2TB KXG80ZNV2T04 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
    Case
    Dark Metallic Moon
    Keyboard
    Alienware M Series per-key AlienFX RGB
    Mouse
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    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer Killer AX1690 Wi-Fi Network Adaptor Wi-Fi 6E
    Bluetooth 5.2
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen i-9 10900 K
    Memory
    32Gb Dual Channel DDR4 @ 8843MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia RTX 2080 Super
    Sound Card
    Nvidia
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Hard Drive C: Samsung 2TB SSD PM981a NVMe
    Hard Drive D:Samsung 2TB SSD 970 EVO Plus
    Mouse
    Alienware 610M
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton
It is not your bad, it is my bad, I didn't specify it well enough. I'm sorry! It is a program's icon, but it is positioned as a toolbar. It doesn't get placed in the system tray bar, but it goes right of the time stamp, just next to the notification bar icon.

See the upper image:
huaweiiconerror-png.15668


I'm afraid, after much digging, that this is just not supported by Windows 11's new taskbar. ExplorerPatcher seems like a good workaround however I am wondering if this can be fixed officially without any hacks.

Thank you for trying to help me. Meanwhile could you please make sure to upvote this feedback hub entry, so Microsoft can see it to fix it? It is truly appreciated. Thank you.
Windows Insider Program
 

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