[Fix] Windows 10 system icons greyed out in settings app
You may have noticed that sometimes the tray icons are missing from the taskbar. On going to Settings app>System>System icons, you may notice that the switches are greyed out as shown here:
- Press Windows key+R and type in regedit to open registry editor.
- Navigate to the following Regsitry key:
- Now you need to delete 2 keys named IconStreams and PastIconStreams named registry DWORDs on the right pane. In my case it is showing only one though. Right click the key one by one and select delete.
- Restart your computer and icons would be back.
Residing from Chandigarh India, Sumit is a Windows Insider MVP awarded for the first time in 2018. He is also an Independent advisor for Microsoft customers and helps voluntarily as well on the forums.