How to Show or Hide Icons in Tray Area (Taskbar Corner Overflow) on Windows 11?

Most app and system icons in the system tray hide on Windows 11. You can find hidden icons by clicking the up arrow icon in the taskbar notification area. The flyout menu that displays hidden icons is the taskbar corner overflow menu. On earlier versions of Windows, the icons at the bottom-right of the taskbar are called Notification Area or System tray icons. But with Windows 11, this area has been named Taskbar Corner Overflow.

You can see the Internet icons, Antivirus, Battery Status, etc., in the Taskbar Corner Overflow. There is a way to customize the taskbar corner overflow icons like you customize icons on the notifications bar of your phone. You can add or remove icons from the taskbar corner overflow icons or system tray. This risewindows article shows you how to Show or Hide Icons in Tray Area (Taskbar Corner Overflow) on Windows 11.

How to Show or Hide Icons in Taskbar Corner Overflow on Windows 11?

Step 1. First, open the Settings app by pressing Windows + I keys simultaneously from the keyboard.

Alternatively, press Windows + X keys together from your keyboard to open the Quick Links menu and select Settings.

Step 2. Now, in the Settings window that opens after performing the above step, click on the Personalization category from the left sidebar.

Step 3. Then, click on the Taskbar tab from the right side.

Step 4. After that, click the Taskbar corner overflow option under the Taskbar settings page.

Step 5. Finally, turn the toggle to the On or Off position to enable/disable the icons you want to show/hide from the notification area in Windows 11.

After completing the above steps, enabling apps will show their icons in the notification area to the left of the control center button and the language input indicator. Even when you turn off or disable a notification icon for an app, its icon will appear in the taskbar corner overflow menu and not in the taskbar corner. So, the icon will appear right in the taskbar corner when you turn on an app’s notification icon. It will not hide behind the taskbar corner overflow.

If you want to remove an icon from Taskbar Corner Overflow and see it in the taskbar corner, drag the icon from the Taskbar Corner Overflow to the taskbar area. Similarly, if you wish to remove some of the taskbar icons and shift them in Taskbar Corner Overflow, drag the icon upward, and Taskbar Corner Overflow will open. Leave the mouse cursor after dragging the icon to the Taskbar Corner Overflow area.

So, you can transfer the icons from the taskbar to the taskbar corner overflow area using the above methods. Although, Windows 11 does not allow hiding the network, battery, and volume icons. These icons permanently fix to the bottom-right corner of your screen.

That’s it for the article.

I hope this post will be helpful to you.

Good luck & stay healthy, guys.

Also, read How to Hide Desktop Icons on Windows 11/10 Automatically?

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