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How To: Enable New System Tray Animation in Windows 11 Build 25197+

The day before, Microsoft released a new insider build of Windows 11 numbered 25197, which began testing the updated system tray on the regular taskbar. Now, when you hover over the icons in the lower right corner of the taskbar, all buttons will have a rounded shape. Previously, it was part of the tablet version of the taskbar, which, by the way, also returned to the system.

And, of course, there were some hidden changes. Microsoft is working on a new system tray icon animation, but it’s disabled by default. It will probably be introduced in one of the next builds of Windows 11 for the Dev channel, but in the meantime, you can force it to be enabled using the ViVeTool utility.


  1. Download the ViVeTool utility by this link. This is a new version of ViveTool 0.3.1, the details of which we described in our material.
  2. Unpack the downloaded archive to any place on your computer (for example, you can create a ViVeTool folder in the root of the C: drive and place the files there).
  3. Open a command prompt as an administrator (for example, by typing CMD in the search and selecting the appropriate item).
  4. In the command line, navigate to the folder with ViVeTool using the command cd /d , then press Enter. For example: cd /d "C:\ViVeTool"
  5. Enter command vivetool /enable /id:26008830 /store:both and press Enter.
  6. Make sure that the command line shows the message “Successfully set feature configuration”
  7. Restart your computer to apply the changes.

If you want to disable animations, then use the following command: vivetool /disable /id:26008830 /store:both


I am Sanjit Gupta. I have completed my BMS then MMS both in marketing. I even did a diploma in computer software and Digital Marketing.

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