If you want to always show all the icons in the Windows notification area or system tray, or Taskbar, here is how you can do that. There are two ways to do that, and this article explains both methods so that you can make the change as per your requirements. However, the second method is about showing specific icons, while the first allows you to show all icons at once.
The notification area or the system tray on the Taskbar of Windows 11 displays various things, including app icons, time, date, language pack, network icon, volume icon, and more. As said, it displays icons but not all the apps at once or in a row. It shows one or two app icons, and the rest of them gets stored in the system tray.
At times, you might want to display all the icons so that you can quickly click on any of them and open them on your computer. As some icons are placed inside the system tray, you need to click on the respective upper arrow icon to find the apps. However, if you follow this guide, you will be able to show all the icons on the Taskbar or in the notification area at once.
How to always show all the icons in Windows Notification area
To always show all the Icons in the System Tray or Notification area of Windows 11/10, follow these steps:
- Press Win+R to open the Run prompt.
- Enter this value:
- Tick the Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar checkbox.
- Click the OK button.
To learn more about these steps, continue reading.
First, you need to open the Classic Notification Area Icons panel. For that, follow these steps. Press Win+R to open the Run prompt on your computer.
Then, enter this command:
It opens the Notification Area Icons panel on your computer. If so, you can find a setting called Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar. You need to tick the corresponding checkbox.
Finally, click the OK button to save the change. Once you do that, you can find all the available icons on the Taskbar or in the notification area.
As said earlier, there is another method – using Windows Settings. However, this method doesn’t include an option to enable all icons at once. You need to toggle each button to show or hide an app in the notification area.
How to always show all the icons in System Tray using Windows Settings
To always show all the icons in the system tray using Windows Settings, follow these steps:
- Press Win+I to open Windows Settings.
- Go to Personalization > Taskbar.
- Expand the Taskbar corner overflow section.
- Toggle the app buttons to show them.
Let’s check out more about these steps in detail to learn more.
To get started, you need to open the Windows Settings panel by pressing Win+I. Then, switch to the Personalization tab and click on the Taskbar menu.
Here you can find the Taskbar corner overflow section that you need to expand. It contains all the app icons that you can show in the notification area.
You need to click on the corresponding buttons to show the icon in the notification area.
Read: How to Show or Hide the Notifications Area in Windows 11
How do I show all icons in the Notification area?
To show all icons in the notification area in Windows 11, you can follow these aforementioned steps. First, open the Notification Area Icons panel on your computer and tick the Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar checkbox. Finally, click the OK button to display all icons at once.
How do I show all system icons?
To show all system icons in the notification area in Windows 11, you can use Windows Settings. Press Win+I to open the Windows Settings panel. Then, go to Personalization > Taskbar and expand the Taskbar corner icons section. From here, toggle the buttons to enable system icons.