I have tried properties - customize - turn system icons on or off But the power/battery and volume icon are greyed out. After the process finishes, check whether the battery icon is active or not. You can also go to Settings, Personalization, Taskbar, Turn system icons on or off. How to Enable or Disable System Icons on Taskbar in Windows 10 The Clock, Volume, Network, Power, and Action Center system icons are located on the taskbar notification area (aka: system tray) by default in Windows. This thread is locked. After setup they work just fine, then they disappear. For some unknown reason, the system icon for sound no longer displays on my task bar. Last updated on February 3rd, 2016. Problem description: One or more of the following tray icons Volume, Clock, Power or Network, are suddenly missing from System Tray and when you try to re-enable them from system tray settings, you notice that the corresponding check box for the related system icon is grayed out. If your Battery icon is missing from Windows 10 taskbar & its Power button System icon setting grayed out, then this post will show you how to fix it. My system icons icons are greyed out, like Volume and Power, so I can not enable them. Win 10 pro (upgraded from Win 7 Pro) How do I turn the system icon for sound on (currently off; greyed out) in General Support 1: Battery Icon Missing on Taskbar Press the Windows Key + S and type in icons and click on Turn system icons on or off. When you hover over these icons, you can see their status. It is either caused by my settings or: I wonder, when custom power and sound card drivers gets installed, they get lost? A grayed out battery icon can be unnerving and the sooner it’s dealt with, the better. You can right click on these icons to access specific options or settings for them. Bring Power Back to the Battery Icon. Ive gone to Settings, Personalization but the only icon that is greyed out is the one I want - why is it greyed out? I went into Properties, Notification area 'Customize', Turn System Icons On or Off, see that the Volume is turned off, but it's greyed out and I can't turn it on. Scroll down and verify that Volume is on. I can't figure out how to activate this switch so I … If it is gray, then it is off. Power Icon greyed out Im running windows 10 home - version 1803 (updated earlier this month) and cant seem to get the power icon displaying so I can check my battery status. If none of the above methods yielded results, you might opt for a system reinstall or call it quits and take your laptop to a repair shop. Press the toggle next to Off, and it will now say on and be blue.