How to hide the overflow menu button in Windows 11 taskbar

In Windows 11, you can customize various parts of the taskbar. You can customize the taskbar to suit your needs. You can customize more and more parts in Windows 11, including the overflow menu.

The overflow menu in Windows 11 houses different icons of active apps. For example, you will find the icon for Microsoft OneDrive, Windows Security, Microsoft Teams, and Windows update.

To comply with the minimalist look that Microsoft envisions with Windows 11, it is possible to disable or hide the overflow menu.

Overflow button in Windows 11

To hide the overflow menu, you need to adjust the Windows 11 settings. Here’s how it works.

How to hide the overflow menu button in Windows 11 taskbar

Right-click on the Start button. Then click Settings in the menu. Next, click “Personalisation” on the left and then “Taskbar” in the settings.

Open the “Other system tray icons” menu by clicking on it. After that, you can show or hide the overflow menu in Windows 11 by changing the “Hidden icon menu” switch to the on or off.

Overflow button in Windows 11

In the image below, you can see the result.

Overflow menu is hidden in Windows 11 taskbar

I hope to have helped you with this. Thank you for reading!

Also read: How to add Bluetooth icon to the system tray in Windows 11.

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