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Windows 10

Solving One of My Pet Peeves!

By Garth Jones

I truly dislike how Windows 10 handles the system tray icons.

Why don’t I like it? Well that’s simple, Windows 10 has a habit of hiding all my notices! It’s not until I expand the system tray that I can see notices on hidden items. Instead of taking care of action items right away, I have to remember to expand the system tray first.

Below is a screenshot of my expanded system tray and you’ll see that there are two icons with notices (red arrows).

Solving One of My Pet Peeves-Expanded System Tray

How do you fix this?

After doing some digging, I discovered that in Windows 10 there were some minor changes to the location of where to turn on all system tray icons, however, it’s an easy fix.

All you have to do is right-click on the system tray icon location and select Properties.

Solving One of My Pet Peeves-Properties

Next, select the Customize… button.

Solving One of My Pet Peeves-Customize

Then click on the Select which icons appear on the taskbar link.

Solving One of My Pet Peeves-Select Icons 

Finally, turn on the Always show all icons in the notification area slider button.

Solving One of My Pet Peeves-Slider Button

Now all of my icons show in the system tray and I’m happy again!

Solving One of My Pet Peeves-System Tray

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