Notifications are there for a reason and that is to let us know of meetings, upcoming events, new emails, installed applications, updates, and more. They help you get more organized and up-to-date. However, if you have been using Windows 10, you’ll know that the notifications can sometimes be overwhelming and distracting.
If you get a lot of emails every day and you have of apps, tendency is that you’ll get a lot of notifications as well. Even clicking an ad through a web page will prompt your anti-virus or web security to tell you not to proceed. Fortunately, notifications can be turned off or managed in the settings.
To turn off notifications, open the Windows Settings.
Open the Windows Settings menu by pressing the Windows Key and I or alternatively search for Settings in the Windows search bar and click the corresponding result.
Click on Notifications and Actions option.
Click Notifications & Actions in the left-hand menu. This will take you to a screen providing access to all of the settings related to notifications and the Action Center.
Click the same option under System.
Click the System icon, then select Notifications and actions from the left-hand menu.
Editing the Quick Actions will let you edit your Action Center. You can remove or add an icon according to your liking.
If you want to change the quick actions or all the actions that appear in your Action Center, you can click “Edit your quick actions.” This will open the Action Center in an editable mode, alowing you to make whatever changes make sense to you. These aren’t technically notifications, but you can choose to remove them to clear up space on your action center and keep only the abilities that you really use. To change what quick actions you see, click on the “remove” icon or select add. Click “Done” when you’re finished.
Turn on or off the toggles that you’ll see in the Notifications.
Look for the Notifications subheading, where you will see a number of toggles for various types of notifications. The following is a list of the settings you can toggle on this screen:
- Get notifications from apps and other senders
- Show notifications on the lock screen
- Show alarms, reminders, and incoming VoIP calls on the lock screen
- Hide notifications when duplicating my screen
- Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows
Turn them off as you need. If you don’t want any, just make sure they are all toggled off. You’ll need to install the particular app you want to view notifications for if it’s not already built into your system, and you can receive a notification first before an app will show up in the list.
If there are notifications you don’t want turned off, you can always mute them instead with the help of Focus Assist.
Open up the Action Center by pressing on the Notification icon on the far right-hand side of the Windows taskbar, or by pressing the Windows key + A
You will see the crescent moon icon that says Focus Assist.
Click on the moon icon, to enable Focus Assist. Here, you can turn Focus Assist off, turn it only for the priority list, or allow only alarms to pop up.
Here you can prioritize, set alarms, and be more specific with time.
You can further customize Focus Assist by editing your priority list and by optimizing your automatic controls. This will let you change times and priority levels for when you do and don’t want notifications enabled, be it during a more specific time or even when you’re playing a game.
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