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How to Enable or Disable System Icons on Taskbar in Windows 10

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The Clock, Volume, Network, Power, and Action Center system icons are located on the taskbar notification area (aka: system tray) by default in Windows. When you hover over these icons, you can see their status. You can right click on these icons to access specific options or settings for them.

By default, each user can choose to turn on or off systems icons showing on their taskbars.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable system icons on the taskbar notification area for all users in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable a system icon.

Note   Note
If a system icon is enabled, users will be able to turn on or off the system icon for their account.

If a system icon is disabled, the icon will be removed from the taskbar notification area for all users, and users will not be able to turn on or off the system icon since its setting will be grayed out.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Enable System Icons on Taskbar using a BAT file
  • Option Two: To Disable System Icons on Taskbar using a BAT file


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Enable or Disable System Icons on Taskbar in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Enable or Disable System Icons on Taskbar in Windows 10
To Enable System Icons on Taskbar using a BAT file

Note   Note
This is the default setting.


1. Do step 2 (Clock), step 3 (Volume), step 4 (Network), step 5 (Power), or step 6 (Action Center) below for which system icon you want to enable for all users.


 2. To Enable Clock System Icon on Taskbar

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 7 below.

Enable_Clock_system_icon.bat

download


 3. To Enable Volume System Icon on Taskbar

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 7 below.

Enable_Volume_system_icon.bat

download


 4. To Enable Network System Icon on Taskbar

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 7 below.

Enable_Network_system_icon.bat

download


 5. To Enable Power System Icon on Taskbar

Note   Note
The Power system icon will only be available if the PC has a battery or connected UPS.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 7 below.

Enable_Power_system_icon.bat

download


 6. To Enable Action Center System Icon on Taskbar

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 7 below.

Enable_Action-Center_system_icon.bat

download

7. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

8. Unblock the .bat file.

9. Right click or press and hold on the downloaded .bat file, and click/tap on Run as administrator.

10. You will now notice your screen flicker and a command prompt quickly open and close as explorer is restarted to apply the registry changes.

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






Enable or Disable System Icons on Taskbar in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Enable or Disable System Icons on Taskbar in Windows 10
To Disable System Icons on Taskbar using a BAT file

1. Do step 2 (Clock), step 3 (Volume), step 4 (Network), step 5 (Power), or step 6 (Action Center) below for which system icon you want to disable for all users.


 2. To Disable Clock System Icon on Taskbar

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 7 below.

Disable_Clock_system_icon.bat

download


 3. To Disable Volume System Icon on Taskbar

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 7 below.

Disable_Volume_system_icon.bat

download


 4. To Disable Network System Icon on Taskbar

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 7 below.

Disable_Network_system_icon.bat

download


 5. To Disable Power System Icon on Taskbar

Note   Note
The Power system icon will only be available if the PC has a battery or connected UPS.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 7 below.

Disable_Power_system_icon.bat

download


 6. To Disable Action Center System Icon on Taskbar

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 7 below.

Disable_Action-Center_system_icon.bat

download

7. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

8. Unblock the .bat file.

9. Right click or press and hold on the downloaded .bat file, and click/tap on Run as administrator.

10. You will now notice your screen flicker and a command prompt quickly open and close as explorer is restarted to apply the registry changes.

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


That's it,
Shawn