A guide to keep the Terminal icon visible in the Windows 11 taskbar

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This article guides on toggling the Windows Terminal icon in the Windows 11 notification area, useful for quick access for frequent users or keeping the space uncluttered for others. It navigates through opening Terminal, accessing settings, and enabling or disabling the icon via the Appearance tab, requiring saving changes to apply.

This article explains enabling or disabling to always display the Terminal icon in the notification area in Windows 11.

Windows Terminal is a modern host application for the command-line shells, including Command PromptWindows PowerShell, and bash (via Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)).

There are many customizations one can do with the Terminal app in Windows. You can change the languageadjust the launch sizeset the default profilechange the startup behavioropen the admin windowopen Terminal automatically at startupadd copy selection to the clipboard automaticallyautomatically hide the Terminal window, hide the Terminal app in the notification area when minimized, and more.

The Terminal app also has a feature that displays the Terminal icon in the Taskbar’s notification area.

Enabling or disabling to always display the Terminal icon in the notification area in Windows 11 can be useful for users who frequently use the Terminal app. If you enable the display of the Terminal icon in the notification area, you can easily access the app from there without having to search for it in the Start menu or Taskbar.

On the other hand, if you prefer a clean notification area and don’t use the Terminal app frequently, you can disable the display of the icon to reduce clutter.

Always display the Terminal icon in the notification area

As mentioned, users can always display the Terminal icon in the notification area on the Taskbar.

Here’s how to do it.

First, open the Windows Terminal app.

You can do that by clicking on the Start menu and searching for Terminal. Then, under “Best match,” select and open the Windows Terminal app.

Open the Windows Terminal app
Open the Terminal app on Windows.

When the Terminal app opens, click the down arrow button on the top bar and select Settings (Ctrl +,).

Open the Windows Terminal Settings
Windows Terminal Settings button updated

On the Settings window, click on the Appearance tab on the left. Then, select the “Always display an icon in the notification area” tile and toggle the switch button to the On position to enable it.

To disable it, toggle the switch button to the Off position.

Always display an icon in the notification area

Click the Save button at the bottom to save your changes, then exit.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This article explains always displaying the Terminal icon in the notification area on the Taskbar in Windows 11. Please use the comments form below if you find errors or have something to add.

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