Windows 10: How to keep the taskbar icons visible? Windows 10

Discus and support How to keep the taskbar icons visible? Windows 10 in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; When I hover over a taskbar icon, I want to see the preview list of open objects until I move the mouse away. With the present settings the icons hides... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by FlarRS, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. FlarRS Win User

    How to keep the taskbar icons visible? Windows 10


    When I hover over a taskbar icon, I want to see the preview list of open objects until I move the mouse away. With the present settings the icons hides after a second or two.

    :)
     
    FlarRS, Sep 16, 2020
    #1
  2. Yaqub K Win User

    System Icons on taskbar

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Communities.

    Are you referring to the clock system icon on the taskbar?

    If so, I suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below:


    • Click on the search bar on the taskbar.

    • Type system icons.

    • Under Turn System Icons ON or OFF, turn On the Clock and check with the issue.

    Hope it helps.
     
    Yaqub K, Sep 16, 2020
    #2
  3. No Icons visible in task bar, Win 10

    Hi Richard,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community, we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    As you are facing issues with icons in the Task bar after November update, do let us know the following:

    • Is this issue confined only with icons in the Task bar?
    • What happens when you try to click on those icons?
    • What exactly do you mean by: "they are there but not visible"?

    Method 1: If you are referring to showing up of different icons in Task in System tray, I suggest you to try the below and check if it helps.

    • Press Windows key from the Keyboard, type
      Turn system icons On or Off
      and select it.
    • Try to turn on the icons that are visible.

    Method 2:

    Step 1: If not, I suggest you to place the computer in safe mode and check if the icons are visible to access.

    Refer: Start your PC in safe mode in Windows 10


    If the issue still persists,

    Step 2: This issue might have occurred due to corrupted or missing system files after the update. I suggest you to place the computer in normal mode and try to perform SFC scan.

    Steps: Place the computer in normal mode.

    • Press Windows + R keys to open
      Run command.
    • Type msconfig and press
      Enter
      .
    • In the System Configuration
      window, click on General tab.
    • Select Start-up selection as Normal startup, click on Apply and Ok.
    • Follow onscreen instructions.

    Perform SFC scan, System File Checkeris a utility in Windows that allows users to scan for corruptions in Windows system files and restore corrupted files.

    Follow the below steps:

    • Right click on the Start button, click on
      Command Prompt (Admin)
      .
    • Type “sfc /scannow” without the quotes and hit
      Enter
      .
    • After the scan, restart the computer and check for the issue.

    Hope it helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of this issue with required information, we will be happy to help you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Sep 16, 2020
    #3
  4. Nikhar_K Win User

    How to keep the taskbar icons visible? Windows 10

    Notification icons visibility dependet on taskbar width?

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    It is very unusual that you the Notification icons doesn’t show up in the system tray properly. I have tried to reproduce the same on my computer with 13 icons in the system tray and I was able to see all the 13 icons with the minimum width of the
    Taskbar.



    As this is not working in your case, we would like to know the details requested below:



    • Which version of Windows 10 is installed on the computer currently? To check type:
      winver in the search bar on the Taskbar and hit
      Enter.
    • What is the make and model of the computer?


    However, we can try few troubleshooting steps and check if the issue persists.



    Method 1: Update display drivers



    I suggest you to try updating display drivers and check. Refer the steps mentioned below:



    1. Press Windows Logo key + X, and select
      Device Manager.
    2. Expand Display adapters.
    3. Right click on the display
      device
      and select Update Driver.


    Article for reference:
    Update drivers in Windows 10
    .



    Method 2: Change display resolution



    I would suggest you to try changing the display resolution and see if the all notification icons are visible. To change the resolution go to
    Start >> Settings >> System >> Display.



    Method 3: Re-register Start Menu and Taskbar



    Try re-registering the Start Menu by using PowerShell commands and see if that helps.



    1. Press Windows + X keys together and click on
      Windows PowerShell (Admin)
    2. Now type in the following command and hit
      Enter
      to re-register Start Menu: Get-appxpackage -all *shellexperience* -packagetype bundle |% {add-appxpackage -register -disabledevelopmentmode ($_.installlocation + “\appxmetadata\appxbundlemanifest.xml”)}
    3. Restart the PC.


    Method 4: New User account



    Create a new user account to isolate the issue related to user account corruption. Refer the article

    Create a local user or administrator account in Windows 10




    I would also suggest you to install all the pending updates on the computer. Go to
    Start >> Settings >> Update & Security >> Windows Update >> Check for updates.



    Let us know how it goes.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Sep 16, 2020
    #4
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