How to Show or Hide App Badges in the Windows 10 Taskbar

Joel Lee 09-11-2016

The Anniversary Update for Windows 10 brought a lot of interesting new tricks and features to try 10 New Tricks of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update You Must Try The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is chock full of new features, but many aren't immediately obvious. Here we have summarized subtle and hidden tips and tricks you should really try out! Read More , including badges for apps in the Taskbar. A badge is the small number that will tell you things like how many new messages you have, etc.


It would be nice if you could toggle them on/off on a per-app basis, but that’s currently not possible. You can only turn them on/off completely.


To do so, open the Start Menu and search for the Settings app and launch it. Navigate to Personalization > Taskbar and scroll down until you see Show badges on taskbar buttons — enable it or disable it, however you want.

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How do you feel about Windows 10’s Badges? Are you turning them on or off? Let us know in a comment below!


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