"Show all icons in system tray" option in windows11

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Hello there. Subject said that all. This option was available till windows10 in taskbar and start menu settings, but in windows11, I found a settings to enable notification icons one by one, and not all icons remain enabled at the time. How to do this (show all icons in system tray) in windows11?

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Right click your clock on your taskbar and choose "Customize notification icons".

A window will pop up. Select "Always show all icons and notifications in the taskbar" in the lower left corner.

Click "OK"!



Am I crazy? I right click on the taskbar and all I see is Task Manager (after the latest update) and Taskbar Settings. And like OP I can only do them one by one and when an app updates I have to add it again...
Same here....
best response confirmed by abdullah5490 (New Contributor)


To always show all the Icons in the System Tray or Notification area of Windows 11/10, follow these steps:


1. Press Win+R to open the Run prompt.

2. Enter this value: explorer shell:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}
3. Tick the Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar checkbox.
4. Click the OK button.


Hope this helps everyone!

@haruncosovic Thank you! Been looking for this fix for months. :)

@haruncosovicThis didn't change anything. Some icons are still hidden. Do I need a restart?


You have to launch the shell as admin (shift click).

This seems to work but is not sticky after restarts.

Real man of genius! Ty so much. This is exactly the solution I was looking for!
Wao, o man, where were you hidden from 2020 since windows11 arrived? Thankyou very much
Thank you so much for this!!! I made an account just to thank you. This is something that's been bothering me for ages and I finally have a solution. Incredible work.


I just registered a profile to tell you, you are spare parts bud.

That method does not work.