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Windows 10 taskbar settings and customization

You can make various settings such as icons displayed on the taskbar of Windows 10, making the taskbar smaller, managing calendars, grouping open windows, changing the position of the taskbar, etc. Customize your taskbar settings to create an easy-to-use computer environment that suits you. Also, if you know the settings of the taskbar, you will be able to solve it smoothly even if there is a problem with the taskbar. This page introduces settings and customizations related to the taskbar.

How to open the taskbar settings screen

You can open the taskbar settings by right-clicking an empty space on the taskbar and clicking “Taskbar settings” in the menu.
 Setting up and using the taskbar
Lock the taskbar
This setting is for pinning the taskbar.

  • Lock the taskbar If you turn it on, the position and height of the taskbar will be fixed.
  • The position of the taskbar will be vertical or the height will not change for some reason.
  • Conversely, if you want to change the position of the taskbar, etc., set it to “Off”.

 * There are other easy ways to pin the taskbar.
Right-click on an empty space on the taskbar, click “Lock all taskbars” in the menu, and add a checkmark to “on”, remove it to set it to “off”.
Auto-hide the taskbar in desktop mode

This setting is valid for desktops and laptops.

  • When set to “on”, the taskbar is always hidden.
  • Hover your mouse pointer over the edge of the screen to reveal the taskbar.
  • The taskbar disappears when the mouse pointer leaves the taskbar.

 If you can’t hide the taskbar automatically even if you set it to hide automatically, the following page introduces a solution.

Automatically hide the taskbar in tablet mode

This setting is valid for tablet devices or tablet mode.

  • When set to “on”, the taskbar is always hidden.
  • If you slide your finger where the taskbar is hidden, the taskbar will appear.

Use small taskbar buttons

This setting changes the buttons and icons on the taskbar and the size of the taskbar. When set to “On”, the buttons and characters displayed on the taskbar become smaller, and the height of the taskbar itself also becomes lower.
The change in overall size is about one-third smaller.

For detailed explanations such as the size of the taskbar button, please refer to the following page.

Use Preview to preview the desktop when you hover the mouse cursor over the Show Desktop button at the edge of the taskbar.

This setting is a function to reduce and display the state of the current application screen when the mouse pointer is placed on the button when the application or folder of the button on the taskbar is open. “Off” hides it, and “On” allows you to display a reduced version of the open window.
 Depending on the environment, it may not be possible to hide even if it is set to “OFF”. If you cannot hide it, the workaround is introduced on the following page.

Replace Command Prompt with Windows PowerShell in the menu that appears when you right-click the Start button or press Windows Key + X

Previously, “Command Prompt” was displayed in the menu when right-clicking “Windows mark” on the taskbar, but it has been changed and the initial value is “PowerShell”. You can set whether to return to the previous command prompt or to “PowerShell”.

  • Show “On” Windows PowerShell.
  • Show the “off” command prompt.

Show badges on taskbar buttons

When using the alarm function, the notification icon that appears at the set time is called a “badge”. This is the display/non-display setting for the “badge”.

  • By turning it “on”, the notification icon “badge” will be displayed.
  • By turning it “on”, the notification icon “badge” is not displayed.

Position of the taskbar on the screen

The Windows taskbar is normally positioned at the bottom of the screen, but you can move it to the edge or top of the screen.

You can set by selecting “Left”, “Upper”, “Right”, and “Lower” in the selection menu. If this setting is set to “On” for ” Lock the taskbar
” in the settings above , you need to turn it off once.
Is the problem of the display part of the taskbar caused by misoperation of the mouse?
A common problem with the taskbar is that when you accidentally click on the taskbar and move the mouse, the taskbar moves in that direction. *The position of the taskbar can also be changed using the mouse.
 * In addition, the height of the taskbar is often caused by the “taskbar” problem with mouse operation.
When you move the mouse pointer to the top of the taskbar, the cursor changes to an “arrow”.
If you accidentally click and move in that state, the height of the taskbar will change.
 How to change the position of the taskbar is explained in detail on the following page.

Combine taskbar buttons

Setting to display the “taskbar button” when the same application or folder is opened multiple times. 

  • “Always combine, hide labels”
    Always combine and display with one button even if multiple screens of the same app are open.
  • “If it does not fit in the taskbar”
    Normally, do not combine, but if it does not fit on the taskbar, “Combine”
  • “Do not merge”
    Displays buttons (icons with titles) on the taskbar for the number of open windows of the same app. As the number increases, the buttons appear smaller.

How to customize the taskbar

Click on the title to open your browser and see a brief description of the taskbar.
Notification area (icon)

Select which icons to display on the taskbar
Settings for icons that can be displayed in the notification area of ​​the taskbar. Click “Select which icons appear on the taskbar” to display the settings screen.
Set “On” to display or “Off” not to display. 

Toggle system icons on/off

System icons are icons for apps that are integrated into the system, such as stats or speaker, but not for installed apps. Click “Turn system icons on/off” to display the settings screen, where you can see a list of system icons that can be displayed in the notification area.
Set “On” to display or “Off” not to display.

Multiple displays

*This setting is available only for computers with two or more displays connected.

See the following page for details on how to set up and use multiple displays.

Show taskbar on all displays

  • “On” Show the taskbar on all displays when using multiple displays.
  • “Off” Show the taskbar only on the main display.

Where taskbar buttons appear

* Show the taskbar on all displays, but it cannot be set unless it is “on”. 

  • “All taskbars”
    As with the main display, buttons (icons) are displayed on the taskbar for other displays.
  • “Main taskbar and taskbar of open windows”
    Main display shows all buttons (icons), other displays show only buttons of apps whose windows are open on that display, etc. .
  • “Taskbar of Open Windows”
    Displays the main display and other displays, buttons of individual open windows independently.

Combine buttons from other taskbars

* Show the taskbar on all displays, but it cannot be set unless it is “on”. This setting is related to the “button combination” of the sub display other than the main display.

  • Even if multiple windows of the same application are open, the “always combined” sub display will be “combined” and only one button (icon) will be displayed on the taskbar .
  • “If it does not fit in the taskbar”
    The sub display will not be combined, but if it cannot be displayed on the taskbar, “combine”
  • A non-merged
    sub-display displays buttons (titled icons) in the taskbar for each open window of the same app. As the number increases, the buttons appear smaller.

Show Pepple in taskbar

  • “On” Show the “People” icon in the taskbar.
  • “Off” Do not show the “People” icon in the taskbar.

View Notifications for My Contacts

* If Show Pepple on taskbar is set to “Off”, the following items cannot be set.
When set to “On”, My Contacts notifications are displayed on the taskbar. 

Play a sound when a notification from My Contacts arrives

* If Show Pepple on taskbar is set to “Off”, the following items cannot be set.
When set to “On”, when a notification arrives from My Contacts, it will be notified on the taskbar.

Change taskbar color

Changing the color of the taskbar is not possible in the taskbar settings. You can change the color from the “Color” setting in “Personalization” in Windows settings. See below for instructions on how to change the color of the taskbar.
Taskbar pin location

Taskbar pinning is managed in the registry and Explorer folders. Pinning managed by the registry is mainly for apps that are built into Windows, and basically it is not possible to operate pinning by editing the registry. The pinning locations of added apps and folders are managed by folders, so you can directly operate pinning by adding or deleting shortcut icons. See below for taskbar pin locations.

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