This post shows students and new users the steps to remove or hide the Microsoft Store icon from the taskbar in Windows 11. By default, the Microsoft Store icon is pinned to the taskbar for all users.

The store icon is on the taskbar because Microsoft really wants you to use their store. Well, you don’t have to, so here’s how to unpin Windows Store from the taskbar.

Other default icons on the Windows taskbar can be easily removed by simply right-clicking unpin. For those, you will have to use the Windows Settings app to hide these icons.

For the Microsoft Store icon, you cannot hide it using the Windows Settings app. For that, you can simply right-click on the icon and select «Unpin from the taskbar«

Here’s how to do it if you haven’t done it before.

How to hide the Microsoft Store icon from the taskbar in Windows 11

As mentioned above, you cannot hide the Microsoft Store app icon from the taskbar in Windows 11. You can only remove it by unpinning it.

Here’s how to do it.

While connected to your Windows desktop, right-click on the Store app icon on the taskbar. Then select «Unpin from the taskbar” As shown below.

store icon unpin windows 11

Alternatively, you can also unpin the Store app icon from the taskbar and Start menu. Click the Start button, then right-click the Store app icon in the Start menu and select Unpin from the taskbar and Detach from the beginning As shown below.

unpin the app from the windows store from scratch

You should do that!

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Conclusion:

In this tutorial we have seen how to unpin the Microsoft Store application icon from the taskbar and / or the Start menu. If you find any errors above or have something to add, use the comment form below

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