Turn system icons on or off

By | January 19, 2021
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Turn system icons on or off

A Windows 10 Basics Tip

Did you know you can turn any system icon on or off – including your system clock – not that I can imagine why you’d want to do that. Maybe you’re a minimalist?

These are the icons that show up in the “Notification area” (formerly known as the “System Tray”) pat of the taskbar, which is the part of your taskbar on the right edge near the system clock.

You can turn the following system icons off or on just by flipping a switch

Power (battery),
Input Indicator (EN for example)
Action Center
Touch Keyboard
Windows Ink Workspace

To turn any of these icons on or off do this:

1.) Right-click on the taskbar
2.) Click “Taskbar settings”
3.) Under “Notification area” click “Turn system icons on or off”.

You can customize your notification area to suit your personality. Are you a minimalist, a maximalist, or a conventionalist?

Me? I’m a conventionalist!

Turn System Icons On or Off - Windows 10 Basics Tip Cloudeight


2 thoughts on “Turn system icons on or off

  1. Paul Dumas

    What do I use to replsce theu took acrobat off. Some of my video wont play. Thanks for your help. Keep up the great work yall are doing each week.

    1. infoave Post author

      Acrobat does not have a system icon. Acrobat is a PDF reader/editor from Adobe, it is not a video player.


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