Do you know what Windows 10 system tray is and do you know how to customize system tray on Windows 10 according to your requirements? MiniTool Software writes this post to introduce system tray on Windows 10 and show you how to hide and unhide icons in Windows 10 system tray.

What Is System Tray on Windows 10?

The Windows 10 system tray, which is also known as the Notification area, is located at the right side of the taskbar. It has been there for over 20 years and it keeps improving all the time.

Windows 10 system tray

It provides a quick access to your system functions, notifications, and applications. At present, it is very easy to customize the icons in it. For example, you can decide which system and apps icons to be shown in system tray on Windows 10.

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In this post, we will show you how to customize system tray on Windows 10, including hiding and unhiding icons on Windows 10 system tray.

How to Hide and Unhide Icons on Windows 10 System Tray?

By default, Windows hides many icons on the system tray, aiming to free up space for the taskbar. If you want to see all icons in the notification area, you can click the up arrow that on the left side. You can click on one of the icons to open it.

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But the icons you can see in it may not meet your requirements. In this case, you can customize system tray on Windows 10. For example, you may want to change the position of the icon in the Windows 10 system tray by dragging it to your desired area.

Here you may ask another question: how do I add an icon to my notification area? It is not a difficult job. We will show you two guides.

If you want to hide or unhide the icons of programs on the taskbar, you can follow this guide:

1. Click Start.

2. Go to Settings > Taskbar.

3. Find the Notification area section and click the Select which icons appear on the taskbar link.

click Select which icons appear on the taskbar

4. You will see the Select which icons appear on the taskbar Here you can turn on the button for program that needs to be displayed on the taskbar. If you want to show all the icons in the notification area, you can turn on the button that below Always show all icons in the notification area.

select the icon you want to show in the notification area

The system icons like Clock, Volume, Network, Power, Input Indicator, Location, and more are not included in the Select which icons appear on the taskbar section. If you want to customize the system icons on the taskbar, you can follow this guide:

1. Click Start.

2. Go to Settings > Taskbar.

3. Find the Notification area section and click the Turn system icons on or off link.

select Turn system icons on or off

4. On the Turn system icons on or off interface, you can see all the system icons. Then, you can turn on the button for the system icon you want Windows to show on the taskbar.

Turn system icons on or off

Now, you know what system tray on Windows 10 is and how to customize the icons in it. If you encounter some related issues, you can let us know in the comment.

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