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Disable taskbar badges in Windows 10

Disable taskbar badges in Windows 10

With Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft has added a new feature to Universal Apps - now the apps can have badges on their taskbar buttons. This feature is an additional way to notify the user about something new requiring his attention. The feature works similarly to classic Destkop apps: just like Skype for Desktop draws a badge to show unread events count, the Universal app, "Mail" bundled with Windows 10 can show you the number of unseen new messages. If you would like to disable taskbar badges for Windows 10 apps, here is how it can be done.

How to create a taskbar settings shortcut in Windows 10

How to create a taskbar settings shortcut in Windows 10

As you might be already knowing, Microsoft has added taskbar properties to the Settings app in the latest builds for Insiders. From now, all taskbar options can be accessed via the Settings app which is optimized for touchscreen users. If you want to open those taskbar options with one click, i.e. from a shortcut on your desktop, you can make this simple tweak to access them faster.

Customize the taskbar date and time formats in Windows 10

Customize the taskbar date and time formats in Windows 10

If you are interested in knowing how to customize the format of the built-in taskbar clock in Windows 10, then read this article. Today we will see how we can change the format of clock you see in the system try (bottom right corner).

How to make taskbar icons bigger in Windows 10

How to make taskbar icons bigger in Windows 10

In Windows 10, Microsoft reduced the size of app icons on the taskbar to 24 x 24. Many users do not like this change and want the icons restored to the larger 32 x 32 size they had in Windows 7 and Windows 8. In this article, we will see how it can be done with a free tool.

How to make taskbar transparent in Windows 10

How to make taskbar transparent in Windows 10

By default, Windows 10 comes with an opaque taskbar. Many users who are new to Windows 10 are not even aware that it is possible to make it transparent with glass without using hacks. In this article, we will see how it can be done. It is one of most popular questions I receive via email.

How to disable taskbar preview thumbnails in Windows 10

How to disable taskbar preview thumbnails in Windows 10

In Windows 10, when you hover over a taskbar button of a running app or group of apps, a thumbnail preview appears on the screen. For a single window it shows a single thumbnail, and for multiple windows it shows a number of thumbnail previews in a row. If you wish to disable these thumbnails in Windows 10, I will explain how it can be done with a simple Registry tweak.

How to search in Windows 10 Start menu with search box disabled

How to search in Windows 10 Start menu with search box disabled

In Windows 10, you can get rid of the search box from the taskbar.
Windows 10 clean taskbar Many users are getting confused when they turn off the search box because they don't know where to type to search for an app or a document. This is definitely possible in Windows 10.

Tip: Save taskbar space by disabling the search box in Windows 10

Tip: Save taskbar space by disabling the search box in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with new search and task view buttons, which are built in on the taskbar. They take up valuable space on the taskbar. By default, search is represented by a textbox, which is quite wide and can take half of the taskbar on a small screen. Here is a tip which will allow you to save taskbar space.