Windows 10: Autohide windows notification area

Discus and support Autohide windows notification area in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello, my computer is always showing all my icons in the notifications area. I had previously set it so it would hide but I think something changed in... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by shmish, Feb 10, 2021.

  1. shmish Win User

    Autohide windows notification area

    Hello, my computer is always showing all my icons in the notifications area. I had previously set it so it would hide but I think something changed in an update. In gpedit.msc I have enabled "Hide the notification area".

    In settings I have turned off "Always show all the icons in the notification area".

    Autohide windows notification area [​IMG]

    What I have on my taskbar:

    Autohide windows notification area [​IMG]

    What I want:

    Autohide windows notification area [​IMG]

    Windows 10 version 2004 (build 19041.746)


    shmish, Feb 10, 2021
  2. Hans L Win User

    Startup and Notification area

    R]I ran this batch file, but it did not help (which I understand, because Task Manager > Processes does NOT show WinDates).

    I am back to the conclusion that Win 10 can run WinDates manually, but not automatically at startup (via link). If I double-click on the link C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\WinDates.lnk, WinDates opens fine.

    My next step will be to run a scan of system files to see if something is corrupt. However, any other suggestions are welcome.
    Hans L, Feb 10, 2021
  3. Dan_on_MS Win User
    Can you please change notifications and autohide taskbar behavior?

    This behaviour is killing the entire reason for taskbar auto-hide. When trying to work on something in a group with maximum screen area and ability to efficiently switch between multiple applications in a Teams conversation, the Teams notifications brings
    the taskbar onto the screen constantly and there is then no point in trying to autohide. I understand that this is by design in Windows 10 (Stop taskbar from not autohiding when receiving notifications)
    however is is a step backward as other OS including previous versions of Windows do not suffer from this design limitation.
    Dan_on_MS, Feb 10, 2021
  4. Autohide windows notification area

    notification area on all display


    To resolve your concern regarding notification area, we suggest that you follow the steps below:

    • Right click Taskbar.
    • Select Properties.
    • Untick Show taskbar on all displays; then, Apply.
    • Drag the remaining primary monitor taskbar to the screen you want.
    • Tick Show taskbar on all displays.

    We appreciate it if you could get back to us and provide us your feedback.
    Michael Gall, Feb 10, 2021

Autohide windows notification area

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