How to Disable Flashing Taskbar Buttons or Icons on Windows 11 Taskbar?

Similar to your mobile phone, your computer has some ways of telling you it needs your attention. These ways are generally called notifications. These notifications are mainly categorized into the apps and services notifications and the system notifications. The software and applications alert you differently when it wants you to warn about a new message. These methods include making a sound or flashing a light. Although they are helpful as they prevent you from ignoring a critical statement or alert, they can be pretty distracting while working on your computer.

For the older versions of Windows, i.e., Windows 10, if you want to disable these flashlights, you have to go to the Registry Editor and tweak the same. However, on Windows 11, you can do so by just navigating to the Settings app on your computer.

This risewindows article will provide steps to help you disable/enable the flashing taskbar icons on your computer. Keep reading for detailed instructions.

Use the following steps to disable flashing taskbar icons on Windows 11 taskbar:-

Step 1: On your computer, open Windows 11 Settings.

Step 2: Find the Personalization category on the left sidebar and click on it.

Windows 11 Settings Personalization 1

Step 3: Click on the Taskbar option on the right sidebar.

Personalization Taskbar

Step 4: Expand the Taskbar behaviors option.

Personalization Taskbar behaviors

Step 5: Lastly, find the checkbox that says Show flashing on taskbar apps and un-check it.

Windows 11 Settings Show flashing on taskbar apps

After you have completed all the above steps, the apps on your Windows 11 taskbar will stop flashing and won’t bother you anymore.

How to Turn On Flashing Taskbar Buttons on Windows 11 Taskbar?

Use the following steps to enable flashing taskbar icons on Windows 11 taskbar:-

Step 1: On your computer, open Windows 11 Settings.

Step 2: Find the Personalization category on the left sidebar and click on it.

Windows 11 Settings Personalization 1

Step 3: Click on the Taskbar option on the right sidebar.

Personalization Taskbar

Step 4: Expand the Taskbar behaviors option.

Personalization Taskbar behaviors

Step 5: Lastly, find the checkbox that says Show flashing on taskbar apps and check it.

Windows 11 Settings Show flashing on taskbar apps

Once you complete all the above steps, some of the app’s icons will start flashing, showing subtle animations. For example, Microsoft Teams will start offering a light red color backplate and red pill on the Windows 11 Taskbar asking you to check it out.

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