Taskbar Buttons - Hide or Show Badges in Windows 10  

    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
    Published by Category: Customization
    09 May 2020
    Designer Media Ltd


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


    Starting with Windows 10 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.

    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



    EXAMPLE: Badges on taskbar buttons
    Taskbar Buttons - Hide or Show Badges in Windows 10-taskbar-badging.jpg





    OPTION ONE

    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.

    Taskbar Buttons - Hide or Show Badges in Windows 10-badges_on_taskbar_buttons_settings.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    To Hide or Show Badges on Taskbar Buttons using a BAT file


    The downloadable .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

    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. Posts : 21
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #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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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,886
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Thank you for the tip. I added a note to the tutorials for this. :)
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 100
    Windows 10 Pro
       #3

    Small Taskbar Button is off still no TaskbarBadges under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced in19h1 18362.207 @Brink
      My Computer

  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,886
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Hello @SM03,

    Do you have the setting in Option 1 available?
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  5. Posts : 100
    Windows 10 Pro
       #5

    Brink said:
    Hello @SM03,

    Do you have the setting in Option 1 available?
    yes, after turning off the 'Use small taskbar buttons' the option for badge is enabled but even after evabling that from there, I checked the registry & as I told, no TaskbarBadges under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced in19h1 18362.207 @Brink
      My Computer

  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,886
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
    Thread Starter
       #6

    @SM03,

    That is odd. Could you please post a screenshot of your registry for this key and all of its values to see if anything may stand out.
      My Computers



 

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