Windows 10 Tutorials 72 – Turn System Tray Icons On or Off

Welcome to our series of Microsoft Windows 10 tutorials that help you understand the features of the upcoming Windows 10.

This tutorial will show you how to turn System Tray Icons on or off in your taskbar notification area in Windows 10.

System Tray Icons

System tray is a part of taskbar in Windows 10 and is located at the bottom right corner of the screen.

It contains clock along with miniature system icons like Volume, Network, Power, Input Indicator and Action Center. If you double click or right click on an icon, you can view and access additional information or controls about that icon.

You can customize system tray icons and control which icons appear and which do not appear in system tray. If you turn off a system icon, it will turn off all the notifications associated with that icon as well.

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How to turn System Tray Icons on or off:

  • Open the Control Panel (icons view), and select Taskbar and Navigation.
  • Alternatively, right click on the taskbar and click on Properties.
  • Click on the Customize button to the right of Notification area:

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  • Click on the Turn system icons on or off link at the bottom.

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  • Turn on or off the system icons you want.

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Another alternative method to turn System Tray Icons on or off is by using Settings app:

  • Open Settings, and click on the System icon.
  • From the option on the left hand side, click on Notifications & actions.
  • Click on the Turn system icons on or off link on the right side.

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  • Turn on or off the system icons you want.

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