How to Show All Tray Icons on Windows Taskbar

The system tray on the Windows Taskbar displays numerous items such as app icons, time, date, network symbol, volume icon, etc. It displays icons but not all of the apps at the same time. So, you may want to display all of the icons at times so that you can easily click on any of them and open them on your computer. So, in this article, you will be guided on how to show all tray icons on the Windows Taskbar on Windows 11 and Windows 10.

How to Show All Tray Icons on Windows Taskbar

There are three easy ways in which you can show all tray icons on the Taskbar:

  1. Drag and Drop From Tray
  2. Run Prompt (Explorer Shell)
  3. Taskbar Corner Overflow

The last method will need an administrator account. Also, make sure to create a system restore point before attempting it.

1] Drag and Drop From Tray

The Windows drag-and-drop feature is the most convenient and straightforward way to display all icons and remove the up or down arrow. You must drag and drop each icon individually from the icon system tray to the Taskbar. Once you have moved all of the icons, the up and down arrows will vanish.

To restore the icons under the up or down arrow, drag the desired icon to the left and release the icon. The up or down arrow will automatically appear, and you can drag all the icons back into the system tray.

Drag and Drop the Icons From System Tray

2] Run Prompt (Explorer Shell)

To show all tray icons via the Run prompt, follow the steps given below:

  • Press the Windows key + R and copy and paste the command given below:
explorer shell:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}

Open Notification Area Icons via Run Prompt

  • This will open the Notification Area Icons window. Next, click the checkbox next to the Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar option to enable it. Click OK to save the changes. This will transfer and display all the icons from the system tray on the taskbar.

Enable Show All Icons On Taskbar

3] Taskbar Corner Overflow

This final method lets you show all tray icons on the taskbar via Windows Settings. Here is how you do it:

  • Open Windows Settings and click the Personalization option from the left pane. Next, scroll down and click the Taskbar option on the right.

Open Taskbar Settings

  • On the next page, scroll down and expand the Taskbar corner overflow option. Now, toggle on whichever apps you wish to display on the taskbar from the system tray.

Enable Icons To Be Displayed On Taskbar


Windows has several Taskbar customization options, allowing you to personalize your desktop experience. You can pin your favorite icons to the Taskbar for quick access, use it as a shortcut to open the Task Manager and experiment with various other functions.

Furthermore, you can quickly add or delete icons from the Taskbar’s up or down arrow area by following the methods described in the article.


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