In Windows 10, windows will always show all of my notification area icons. I've went into "Taskbar Settings => Select which icons appear on the taskbar", and turned off everything, but all the icons still appear anyway. How do I get them to hide under the chevron icon like they normally do?


Both of the following registry keys should have a DWORD called NoAutoTrayNotify. The DWORD's value should be 0.

  1. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
  2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
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If you are not using Windows 10 home version, we also could remove notification through the following group policy items:User > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar > remove notification abd action center

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  • That eliminates the notifications entirely. It doesn't hide them under the chevron icon. – Strill Oct 4 '18 at 16:15

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