In Windows 10, there are a number of system icons in the notification area on the taskbar (system tray). These icons include Volume, Network, Power, Input Indicator and Action Center. Most of them are visible by default. You might want to customize which icons should be visible in the taskbar.
In Windows 10, many classic Control Panel options were moved to the Settings app. Options related to the taskbar were moved there as well. This is the case since at least build 14271, which is part of Windows 10 "Anniversary Update" (Redstone 1) branch. Let's see how to make Windows 10 always show all tray icons on the taskbar using Settings.
The Control Panel in Windows 10 still houses many important settings which are not available in Settings. You can use Administrative tools, manage user accounts on the computer in a flexible way, maintain data backups, change the functionality of hardware and many other things. I would like to share a tip which can significantly speed up your access to frequently used Control Panel settings in Windows 10. You can also pin them inside the jump list to access them with just two clicks.
In Windows 10, it is possible to enable various taskbar toolbars. You can use one of the predefined toolbars, or create your own toolbar which will display shortcuts from a folder on your drive. Suppose some day, you re-install Windows 10 or move to another PC with Windows 10, you wouldn't want to lose all your settings and start over again. Here is how you can backup taskbar toolbars in Windows 10 and restore them later.
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.
As you may already know, 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.
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).
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.