Windows 11: How To Show All Icons In The System Tray

No way! Just joking! But, seriously, the convenient obvious setting – “Always show all icons…” in the system tray settings – from Windows 11 (like many other useful functions) was simply cut out of the OS. Microsoft has changed the concept of the “system tray”, merged it with the notification area and now it is called @#$^ – “Corner of the Taskbar“! Wah, and now everything is done a little differently in the “corner“.

To display the icons, you either have to poke around in the “Personalization” setting -> “Taskbar” -> “Overflow the corner of the taskbar” (OMG who invented this?!) and forcefully poke EVERY toggle switch to “On” near the needed program (and if it hasn’t been installed yet? Well, yes, do it again after install!)…

Show Needed Icons

Or: (this is where the magic begins!) – by dragging the tray icons “into the arrow” or “from the arrow”! Look:

Windows 11: how to show all icons in the system tray

How to show all icons in the Windows 11 system tray? Somewhere like that! But. As for me – well, the solution is bad, one switch solved the problem forever, and now … “It was better before!” (c) Grandfather.

UPDATE (22.11.2021): Wow, our user – Mike – suggested the best solution!

1) Press Win+R (or “Start” -> “Run”)

2) Paste into: %windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}\SystemIcons and then press “OK”. You will see the standard dialog from Windows 10 for tray icons setting WITHOUT toggle “Show all tray icons”! BUT. Then you press “Up” button and…

Press UP button
Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar

And we see checkbox “Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar”! Bingo. Thats all about now.Thanks for Mike!

UPDATE 03.12.21: Unfortunately, this method no longer works and this checkbox no longer changes its state when clicked.. 🙁 Perhaps some update was installed and everything broke. However, everything is as usual with Microsoft …

UPDATE 08.12.21: If checkbox no onger changes, try this solution:

1) Open regedit and go to path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
2) Click on Explorer folder and find EnableAutoTray parameter, change value to 1 or 0.

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