How to display the texts next to the icons on the taskbar in Windows 10

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The taskbar in Windows 10 comes with many customizations. One of these customizations allows you to show / hide texts next to icons in open windows in the Taskbar. You can view the window icon and name at the same time. In this article, we will discuss how to hide / show texts next to icons in Taskbar.

Show texts next to icons on the taskbar

Follow these simple steps to display the text next to the icons in the Taskbar on your computer.



1. The right mouse button on the Taskbar and then click on "Taskbar settings".

2. In the Settings window, scroll down to find “Combine taskbar buttonsClick on the drop-down menu and choose "Mai".

You will notice that the names appear next to the icons in the windows open in the Taskbar in Windows 10. Your computer's taskbar should look like this:

Hide texts next to icons on the taskbar

As you have seen, displaying text with icons in the Taskbar is reducing much of the space in the Taskbar. Therefore, it will be better to hide the texts next to the icons of the open windows in the Taskbar. To do this, follow these simple steps:

1. Again, the right mouse button on the Taskbar and then you have to click on "Taskbar settings".



2. When the Settings window appears, under "Combine taskbar buttonsClick on the drop-down menu and choose "Always hide labels"or"When the taskbar is full".

You will see that the only icons for open windows are displayed in the Taskbar. You Taskbar It should look like this

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