How to disable/hide the microphone icon in notification area  

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    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #11

    Hello @mopebi, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    You can turn off the Microphone system icon on the taskbar notification area.

    Turn On or Off System Icons on Taskbar in Windows 10

    You can also enable or disable the microphone itself on demand. Option 5 may be good for a programmable option.

    Enable or Disable Microphone in Windows
    Last edited by Brink; 01 Apr 2021 at 10:40. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  2. Posts : 7
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    Thread Starter
       #12

    Brink said:
    Hello @mopebi, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I'm not sure about the microphone icon, but you can enable or disable the microphone itself on demand. Option 5 may be good for a programmable option.

    Enable or Disable Microphone in Windows
    Hello, and thank you
    the microphone disable/enable isn't the issue
    I should simulate "Taskbar Settings > Taskbar > Turn system icon on or off"
    and need to turn on/off showing the icons, I haven't to do it from registry, if there is any other ways I can try them
    but now I were able to do it for speaker,network with registry value, but for microphone there isn't the value name in internet...
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  3. Posts : 1,204
    Windows 10
       #13

    If Microsoft did their programming correctly, then there shouldn't be a simple registry key. That would be security by obscurity for an issue that has been illegal to record a conversation without the other side's consent for DECADES.

    I would certainly hope that Microsoft would not be that stupid to implement this by way of a simple undocumented registry key.
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  4. Posts : 7
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    Thread Starter
       #14

    Hi again @Brink
    do you know what happens when we delete IconStreams and PastIconsStream?
    they will be create again! from where they get their data?
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  5. Posts : 67,410
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #15

    mopebi said:
    Hi again @Brink
    do you know what happens when we delete IconStreams and PastIconsStream?
    they will be create again! from where they get their data?
    Hello,

    Yes, they will automatically be recreated. This is part of resetting the notification area icons like in the tutorial below.

    Reset Notification Area Icons in Windows 10
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  6. Posts : 1
    Windows 11
       #16

    It can be disabled from
    Code:
    explorer shell:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}
    , System Icons.
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