How to Choose what icons Appear on the System Tray in Windows 11

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to choose what icons show up in the system tray or notification area of Windows 10.

When it comes to Windows, the System Tray and Notification Area, which we can find on the right side of the Windows Taskbar are the same. System Tray features different types of notifications, like your volume control and Internet connection.

Windows 10 improves on the notification area to include more programs and applications that can notify and alert you about potential issues or warnings as well as basic information like event reminders.

When you’re ready to learn how to configure the Windows notification area, follow the steps below:

System Settings

Windows 10 has a centralized location for the majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows. All can be done from its System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the left bottom corner of the image below:

Windows 10 Notification

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the Taskbar and search for Settings. Then open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click System

Windows 10 systems pane


When you select System, it should open the System pane.

From there, select Personalization and click the Taskbar at the bottom left corner of your screen shown in the image below.


From the Taskbar window, select the option that reads Select which icons appear on the Taskbar.

Choose Icons

You can turn on or off the icons you want to appear or remove from the Windows taskbar.

Windows taskbar icons

That should do it!


This post shows you how to select which icons to display on the Windows taskbar. If you find any error above, please use the form below to report.