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How to turn System Icons On or Off in Windows 8

Description: This article shows how to turn system tray icons on or off in Windows 8.

  1. Press the Windows Key and the letter D on the keyboard to go to the desktop.
  2. In the bottom right corner of the screen, click on the arrow, then choose Customize.
    Windows 8 System Tray, Customize
  3. From the customization window, choose Turn system icons on or off.
    Notification Icons, Turn Icons On or Off
  4. Use the drop down box next to a system icon to select whether the icon is turned On or Off. Click OK to save the changes and close the window.
    Notification Icons, Toggle Individual Icons