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    Taskbar Buttons - Hide or Show Badges in Windows 10

    Taskbar Buttons - Hide or Show Badges in Windows 10

    How to Hide or Show Badges on Taskbar Buttons in Windows 10
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    14 Nov 2016
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    How to Hide or Show Badges on Taskbar Buttons in Windows 10

    information   Information
    Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14328, you will now see badges appearing on UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps on the taskbar in addition to their Live Tiles on Start and in Action Center. These badges are lightweight notifications that are contextual and specific to individual apps. For example, the Mail apps badge shows you the number of unseen emails (not unread). The Alarms & Clock app’s badge will show you that you have an active alarm. The Weather app’s badge lets you know when there is a weather alert in the area.

    This tutorial will show you how to hide or show badges on taskbar buttons for UWP apps in your account in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    If you turned on Use small taskbar buttons, then show badges on taskbar buttons will be disabled.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Hide or Show Badges on Taskbar Buttons in Settings
    • Option Two: To Hide or Show Badges on Taskbar Buttons using a BAT file


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    Taskbar Buttons - Hide or Show Badges in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Taskbar Buttons - Hide or Show Badges in Windows 10
    To Hide or Show Badges on Taskbar Buttons in Settings

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Personalization icon.

    2. Click/tap on Taskbar on the left side, and turn On (default) or Off Show badges on taskbar buttons on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    3. You can now close Settings if you like.

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    Taskbar Buttons - Hide or Show Badges in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Taskbar Buttons - Hide or Show Badges in Windows 10
    To Hide or Show Badges on Taskbar Buttons using a BAT file

    Note   Note
    The .bat files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

    TaskbarBadges DWORD

    0 = Hide badges
    1 = Show badges


    1. Do step 2 (show) or step 3 (hide) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Show Badges on Taskbar Buttons

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Show_badges_on_taskbar_buttons.bat

    download


     3. To Hide Badges on Taskbar Buttons

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Hide_badges_on_taskbar_buttons.bat

    download

    4. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

    5. Unblock the .bat file.

    6. Run the .bat file.

    7. You will now notice your screen flicker and a command prompt quickly opens and closes as explorer is restarted to apply the registry changes.

    8. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .bat file if you like.



    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    13 Nov 2016 #1

    Just an fyi: If you have <Use small badges> turned on; the <Show badges on taskbar buttons? will be greyed out and the badges will not display.
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       13 Nov 2016 #2

    Thank you for the tip. I added a note to the tutorials for this.
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