Although this is a useful feature, it’s not for everyone since these notifications can be intrusive and can easily clutter the Taskbar, but you can disable the badge feature using the Taskbar settings page. In this guide, you will learn the easy steps to disable badge notifications on Windows 11.

Disable Taskbar badge notifications on Windows 11

To disable badge notifications for apps in the taskbar, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, apps in the taskbar will stop showing notifications, making the taskbar less distracting.

If you change your mind, you can always use the same instructions to re-enable the feature, but in step No. 5, make sure to check the Show badges (unread messages counter) on taskbar apps option.

Disable Notification Center badge counter

The Notification Center button in the Taskbar also shows a badge counter of missed notifications. If you don’t want to see this badge, you can turn on Focus assist to disable the counter. To disable the badge counter for Notification Center, use these steps: After you complete the steps, the Notification Center button will no longer show notifications, but the icon will continue to be available indicating that Focus assist is enabled.

If you want to turn off Focus assist, you can use the same steps outlined above, but on step No. 5, make sure to select the Off option. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.