Windows 11 22H2 adds option to hide Taskbar overflow menu

The next version of Windows 11 (version 22H2) will have an option to hide the overflow menu in the Taskbar.

Windows 11 22H2 hide icons menu
Windows 11 22H2 hide icons menu
  • Windows 11 22H2 adds a new “Hide icons menu” in the Taskbar settings.
  • The option will disable the overflow menu from the system tray.

Windows 11 22H2 will let you hide the system tray overflow menu in the Taskbar. Microsoft has been making available preview builds of the next major refresh of Windows 11 (version 22H2), and even though the company highlights most of the new features, sometimes previews may also include some hidden experimental features. According to Neowin, the ability to hide the overflow menu is one of them.

Although users have been able to choose the icons that appear in the system tray, the overflow menu was always available in the Taskbar. However, on Windows 11 22H2, the Taskbar settings page gets a new “Hide icon menu” that completely removes the overflow menu.

If you need the extra room in the Taskbar, you can now open Settings > Personalization > Taskbar, and under the “Other system tray icons” section, you can now turn on the “Hide icon menu” toggle switch to disable the overflow menu. However, this option won’t hide the system tray icon. You would still need to disable them manually.

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