If you are a Windows 10 user, you are sure to be familiar with the system tray that is displayed on the right side of the taskbar. This is where the icons of certain programs that are running in the background on your computer are hidden. Usually in the system tray you can find the icons of programs such as Antivirus, Connected USB devices, sound settings, etc.
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For those of you unfamiliar with Windows, the systray is a small section on the taskbar where you will find system icons, such as speaker, network, or action center icons. However, Windows 10 does not save this space only for the system icons, but here you can also find icons for other programs such as antivirus, skype and other softwares that run in the background. From the icons in the system tray you can access these programs. Sometimes applications run completely in the systray, and other times their icons are simply indicators that they are running in the background.
Due to the small icon and size of the system tray it is logical to think that not everything can fit in it. The systray is limited in size so all the icons that do not fit in it will be sent to the overflow menu. are sent to the overflow menu. You can also drag any of the icons from the overflow menu and have it displayed permanently in the systray (and vice versa) if you wish, but the default behavior is to send the new / additional icons to the overflow menu.
If you want to change this default behavior and display all the icons in the system tray directly on the taskbar (overflow menu) in Windows 10, here is a step-by-step show how to do it:
How to make all the systray icons show on the Windows 10 taskbar.
– Access the Windows 10 settings using the keyboard shortcut: Windows key + I.
– In configuration you will have to access: Personalization> Taskbar
– Now in the main part of the screen you should find the section: Notification arean. Here you will have to select the option: Select the icons that will appear on the taskbar.
– The next screen will show a list of applications that can be added or have already been added to the system tray. At the top of this list is an option called “Always show all icons in the notification area“which you will have to Activate.
– The system tray will now expand automatically and the icons that were previously displayed in the system tray will be displayed on the right side of the taskbar (overflow menu).
This change will also affect new applications that are installed. Therefore, new applications that want to run in the systray or that want to add their icon will automatically be added alongside the other icons.
It should be noted that this configuration has a negative aspect and it is that the space of the taskbar will be considerably reduced.
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