2 Ways to Stop Taskbar Icons from Flashing in Windows 11

November 10, 2022 updated by Admin Leave a reply »

See the Microsoft Teams icon blinking orange to indicate you got a new message? When a background app needs your attention, the taskbar icon may start flickering 7 times. If you easily get distracted, you can stop taskbar icons from flashing or blinking in Windows 11.

Method 1: Change How Many Times Taskbar Icons Flash

  1. Open Registry Editor and navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop. In the right pane, double-click the DWORD ForegroundFlashCount to modify its value.

  2. Set its value to 1 so taskbar icons will only flash once. Keep in mind that setting the ForegroundFlashCount value to 0 won’t disable flashing.

  3. Close Registry Editor. Reboot your computer to see the changes.

Method 2: Disable Flashing on Taskbar Apps

  1. Right-click the empty space in the taskbar and choose “Taskbar settings“.

  2. When the Settings app launches, click the “Taskbar behaviors” option to expand it.

  3. Uncheck the “Show flashing on taskbar apps” option.

    This will completely prevent taskbar icons from blinking orange when apps need attention of the user.

That’s it!