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  1. Personalization Change Hover Time to Show Taskbar Thumbnail Live Preview in Windows 11

    The taskbar is a horizontal bar at the bottom of your desktop in Windows 11 that shows the Start menu, Search, Task View, Widgets, Chat, File Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Microsoft Store icons aligned to the center by default. The taskbar corner includes the notification area icons, Quick...
  2. Personalization Change Hover Time to Show Taskbar Thumbnail Previews in Windows 11

    The taskbar is a horizontal bar at the bottom of your desktop in Windows 11 that shows the Start menu, Search, Task View, Widgets, Chat, File Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Microsoft Store icons aligned to the center by default. The taskbar corner includes the notification area icons, Quick...
  3. Personalization Change Number of Taskbar Thumbnails to Show before Stacked as List in Windows 11

    The taskbar is a horizontal bar at the bottom of your desktop in Windows 11 that shows the Start menu, Search, Task View, Widgets, Chat, File Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Microsoft Store icons aligned to the center by default. The taskbar corner includes the notification area icons, Quick...
  4. Personalization Enable or Disable Always Use Last Active Click on Taskbar in Windows 11

    The taskbar is a horizontal bar at the bottom of your desktop in Windows 11 that shows the Start menu, Search, Task View, Widgets, Chat, File Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Microsoft Store icons aligned to the center by default. The taskbar corner includes the notification area icons, Quick...
  5. Personalization Change Size of Taskbar Thumbnail Previews in Windows 11

    The taskbar is a horizontal bar at the bottom of your desktop in Windows 11 that shows the Start menu, Search, Task View, Widgets, Chat, File Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Microsoft Store icons aligned to the center by default. The taskbar corner includes the notification area icons, Quick...
  6. General Unpin Items from Taskbar in Windows 11

    The taskbar in Windows 11 shows the Start menu, Search, Task View, Widgets, Chat, File Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Microsoft Store buttons (icons) aligned to the center by default. The taskbar will also show the icon of the app for any window you have open. If you like, you can pin an app...
  7. Personalization Enable or Disable Taskbar Context Menus in Windows 11

    The taskbar is a horizontal bar at the bottom of your desktop in Windows 11 that shows the Start menu :win:, Search, Task View, Widgets, Chat, File Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Microsoft Store icons aligned to the center by default. The taskbar corner includes the notification area icons, Quick...
  8. System Turn On or Off Show Notification Banners from Apps in Windows 11

    Notifications are alerts from apps, system, and other senders. Windows 11 shows notifications on the lock screen (Win+L), Notification Center (Win+N), and notification banners at the lower-right corner of the screen above the taskbar on the main display. If you like, you can turn on or off...
  9. Personalization Enable or Disable Simplified Quick Settings in Windows 11

    Quick Settings (Win+A) gives you quick access from the taskbar corner to commonly used settings and apps like Volume, Brightness, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplane mode, Rotation lock, Battery saver, Accessibility, Night light, Mobile hotspot, Nearby sharing, Cast, and Project. Directly above your...
  10. Personalization Enable or Disable Notification Center in Windows 11

    Windows 11 puts notifications in the Notification Center (Win+N) on the taskbar corner where you can get to them instantly from the flyout. You will also see the calendar flyout under the Notification Center flyout. Starting with Windows 11 build 22610, you can disable opening the Notification...
  11. Personalization Enable or Disable Quick Settings in Windows 11

    Quick Settings (Win+A) gives you quick access from the taskbar corner to commonly used settings and apps like Volume, Brightness, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplane mode, Rotation lock, Battery saver, Accessibility, Night light, Mobile hotspot, Nearby sharing, Cast, and Project. Directly above your...
  12. Personalization Enable or Disable Editing Quick Settings in Windows 11

    Quick Settings (Win+A) gives you quick access from the taskbar corner to commonly used settings and apps like Volume, Brightness, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplane mode, Rotation lock, Battery saver, Accessibility, Night light, Mobile hotspot, Nearby sharing, Cast, and Project. Directly above your...
  13. Phone Turn On or Off Phone Link Recent Apps on Taskbar Corner in Windows 11

    With the Phone Link app on your PC linked to your Android phone, you can instantly access the Android apps installed on your mobile device right on your Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC. Using a Wi-Fi connection, Apps allows you to browse, play, order, chat, and more — all while using your PC’s...
  14. Phone Turn On or Off Show Badge on Phone Link icon on Taskbar in Windows 11

    With the Phone Link app on your PC linked to your Android phone, you can view and manage your Android device notifications on your PC. You can turn on or off showing a badge on the Phone Link app's icon on the taskbar as part of managing your notifications. These badges are lightweight...
  15. Personalization Add or Remove Bluetooth Notification Icon on Taskbar in Windows 11

    Bluetooth is a short range wireless technology which enables wireless data transmission between two Bluetooth enabled devices located nearby each other. There are many different types of Bluetooth enabled devices you can add and pair to your PC, such as mobile phones, wireless headsets...
  16. Personalization Show or Hide Pen Menu icon on Taskbar in Windows 11

    The pen menu in Windows 11 makes it easy for you to access your favorite apps. If you have a pen, tap it on your screen. The pen menu will appear in the corner of your taskbar. You can add up to four apps as shortcuts to your pen menu. See also...
  17. Personalization Show or Hide Virtual Touchpad icon on Taskbar in Windows 11

    You can use the on-screen virtual touchpad to control the mouse pointer with your touchscreen. The virtual touchpad can be dragged to any location you want on the screen. This tutorial will show you how to show or hide the virtual touchpad icon on the taskbar system tray for your account in...
  18. Personalization Turn On or Off Tablet-optimized Taskbar in Windows 11

    Starting with Windows 11 build 22610, Microsoft has disabled the tablet-optimized taskbar feature. Microsoft hopes hope to bring this feature back in the future after further refinement of the experience. As Microsoft mentioned previously, features tried out in the Dev or Beta Channels may not...
  19. Personalization Turn On or Off Hidden Icon Menu on Taskbar Corner in Windows 11

    The hidden icon menu (“Show hidden icons” flyout) on the taskbar corner shows the system tray notification icons you turned off. Starting with Windows 11 build 22572, you can turn on or off showing the hidden icon menu on the taskbar corner. Starting with Windows 11 build 22610, there will no...
  20. Time and Language Change Taskbar Time to 12 or 24 hour Clock Format in Windows 11

    Time is a measure in which events can be ordered from the past through the present into the future, and also the measure of durations of events and the intervals between them. The time on the taskbar corner displays the system time in a 12 hour clock format by default. If you like, you can...
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