As Microsoft officially cautioned, the recently released Windows 10 build 14271 has issues with the system tray. According to the release notes, when you enable "always show all icons in the notification area", this setting disrupts the layout of the notification area. Users who installed this build also faced a number of other issues with the system tray. For some reason, the tray shows additional arrows mixed with tray icons. Here is how to fix the issue.
This is how the problem looks like:
It happens regardless of the state of the option "always show all icons in the notification area".
The solution is unexpected. To fix the bug and remove arrows from the system tray in Windows 10 build 14271, you need to do the following:
- Right click the empty space on the taskbar to open its context menu.
- Tick the item called "Show touch keyboard button". It should be enabled:
Once this is done, the additional arrow will disappear immediately. See the following video:
Credits go to MyDigitalLife forum member pisthai for discovering this workaround.