Notifications are the heart and soul of the Action Center in Windows 10, but receiving a barrage of notifications isn’t always welcome. That’s especially true if you have multiple apps pushing out notifications every time anything happens. The good news is you can easily turn notifications on and off in Windows 10 Settings, so long asyou’ve already received a notification from it.
Here’s a quick rundown on how disable notifications for any installed app, as well as how to control the types of notifications you see.
Step 1: To add, disable, or enable notifications, begin by clickingthe Action Center icon located on the right-hand side of the Windowstaskbar.
Step 2: Then, click the All Settings button with the gear icon
Step 3: Select Systemin the top-left corner of the window.
Step 4: In “System,” click “Notifications & Actions” from 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.
Step 5: Look for the Notifications subhead, 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:
Turn them off as you need! If you don’t want any, just make sure they are all toggled off. Again, you’ll need to install the particular app you want to view notifications for if it’s not already builtinto your system, and you can receive a notification first before an app will show up in the list.
Notifications are a phenomenal tool for keeping upwith the hustle and bustle of our digital lives. However,an excess of notifications especially ones you’ve previously seen can clutter the Action Center and prevent you from seeing importantnotifications as they arrive.
To dismiss individual notifications, clickthe Action Center icon located on the right-hand side of the Windowstaskbar and mouse over the notification that you’d like to dismiss. Then, click the “X” button directlyto the right of the notification. You can also swipe a notification to the right to dismiss it quickly with either touch or by clicking and dragging with the mouse.
You can dismiss all of the notifications for a given app by clicking on the “X” button to the right of the app group listing. You can also click “Clear all”to close every notification for all apps.
Note: Microsoft continues to integrate Windows 10 across all devices connected to the same Microsoft account. In the spirit of being better connected, Windows 10 notifications will dismiss on other Windows devices when you dismiss them in the Action Center on your desktop.
In Windows 10, you can choose to view or hear a combination of banner notifications which consist of a pop-up in the lower-right corner of your display and sounds. You can also configure various apps to only show notifications within the Action Center, with no other indicationon arrival. A number of notification options are available for each app that supports them.
To access these settings, open the Notifications section of Settings, as before. Scroll down and click the name of the particular app you want to adjust the notifications for, to access a more advanced notification menu. Then, simply toggle on and off whichever preferences you choose, whether you want to receive banner notifications, sounds, or neither. Here are the settings you can configure for most app’s notifications: