How to use notifications in Windows 10

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Notifications in Windows 10 can be a great tool, such as quick social updates, work-related messages, e-mail notifications, reminders, and more. But they can also be tricky, popping up during video conferences or heated shootouts in your favorite PC game. In this Windows 10 tips article, we'll show you how to use notifications in Windows 10 to provide the best experience for this handy feature.

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In this manual you will learn how to snooze notifications, turn off notifications and even move the pop-up. Here is everything you need to know about using notifications in Windows 10.

How to delete notifications in Windows 10

1. Search the taskbar the "message" Action Center icon next to the system clock. If this is a completely white icon, you have new notifications. If you have an icon with a white outline, there are no new notifications.
2. If you have notifications, click on the message icon to open the action center.

Windows 10 closes notification - How to use notifications in Windows 10
3. In the rollout pane, highlight the top right corner of the message that you want to ignore until you see the "X" icon. Click on the "X" to ignore the message.

Windows 10 closes grouped notifications - How to use notifications in Windows 10
4. You can also delete groups of notifications. Highlight the name of the corresponding app, such as Facebook or Slack, and click on the "X" icon to delete all notifications associated with that app.

5. As shown above, you can click Delete all notifications to delete everything until the following messages arrive.

How to ignore notifications in Windows 10

Windows 10 Focus assist button - How to use notifications in Windows 10

1. Click the "message" icon is located to the right of the system clock on the taskbar. This opens the action center.
2. Click To expand if you see no more than four squares in your Actions panel. You are looking for the Focus assist action button with the moon icon.

Windows 10 Focus assist priority mode - How to use notifications in Windows 10
3. Standard Focus assist is off. Click on the action button to enable Focus assistance and to place notifications Only priority mode.

Windows 10 Focus assist alarm mode - How to use notifications in Windows 10
4. Select Focus assist again if you want notifications in Alarms only mode.

Adjust Focus Assist in Windows 10

Windows 10 Focus assist automatic rules - How to use notifications in Windows 10

1. Right-click on the Focus assist action button. You can also use the settings app and navigate to System> Focus assistance.
2. Scroll down to Automatic rules.
3. As shown above, you have four settings that you can turn on and off.

Windows 10 notifications priority hours - How to use notifications in Windows 10
4. If you want to set a specific time window that you do not want to see notifications, turn this on During these times and then click on this setting to set the start time, end time, repetitions and focus level.

Customize Windows 10 priority list - How to use notifications in Windows 10
5. You can also adjust your priority list. On the main Focus assist window, click on the Adjust your priority list link mentioned below Only priority. Here you can set notifications for specific calls, text messages, reminders, people and apps.

How you can change the time notifications is shown in Windows 10

Windows 10 Easy access - How to use notifications in Windows 10

1. Click on Start and then the "gear" icon on the left side of the Start menu to the. to open settings app.
2. Select Ease of access.

Windows 10 notification time - How to use notifications in Windows 10
3. Select in the menu show.
4. On the right, find the Show notifications for setting.
5. Select between 5 seconds and 5 minutes from the drop-down menu.

How to disable notifications in Windows 10

Windows 10 System Settings - How to use notifications in Windows 10

1. Click on Start and then the "gear" icon on the left side of the Start menu to the. to open settings app.
2. Select System.

Notifications and Action Panel Windows 10 - How to use notifications in Windows 10
3. Select in the menu on the left Notifications and promotions.
4. Scroll down to the notifications section.
5. As shown above, you will see five settings that you can turn on and off. Receive notifications from apps and other senders is the first setting that you want to disable.

How to disable specific notifications in Windows 10

Windows 10 System Settings - How to use notifications in Windows 10

1. Click on Start and then the "gear" icon on the left side of the Start menu to the. to open settings app.
2. Select System.

Windows 10 receives notifications from senders - How to use notifications in Windows 10
3. Select in the menu on the left Notifications and promotions.
4. Scroll down to the Get notifications of these senders section.
5. Disable apps and services that should not contain flashing notifications.

Customize app notifications in Windows 10

Windows 10 System Settings - How to use notifications in Windows 10

1. Click on Start and then the "gear" icon on the left side of the Start menu to the. to open settings app.
2. Select System.

Windows 10 customize app notification - How to use notifications in Windows 10
3. Select Notifications and promotions.
4. Scroll down to the Receive notifications from these senders section and select the app that you want to change. We have used Discord for this example.

Windows 10 customize app notification - How to use notifications in Windows 10
5. In the next panel you will usually see a long list of settings to enable or disable, such as displaying notification banners, notifications on the lock screen, and more. You can also set the number of notification banners that you will see for that app in the action center.

How to move the notification pop-up in Windows 10

Note: This modification of Windows 10 requires editing the registry, which means that any change you make – intentionally or accidentally – can cause problems. Edit at your own risk.

Windows 10 open the registry editor - How to use notifications in Windows 10

1. Type in the search field of Cortana on the taskbar Registry editor.
2. Select the Registry Editor desktop program in the results.

Windows 10 Notification location Register Edit part 1 - How to use notifications in Windows 10

3. Expand left HKEY_CURRENT_USER.

Windows 10 notification location Register Part 2 Edit - How to use notifications in Windows 10

4. Expand Software.

Windows 10 notification location Register Part 3 Edit - How to use notifications in Windows 10

5. Expand Microsoft.

Windows 10 notification location Register Part 4 Edit - Use Notifications in Windows 10

6. Expand Windows.

Windows 10 notification location Register Part 5 Edit - Use Notifications in Windows 10

7. Expand Current version.

Windows 10 notification location Register Part 6 Edit - How to use notifications in Windows 10

8. Highlight Explorer but not expanding.
9. In the right panel, right click in an empty area, select new ones, and then DWORD (32-bit) value.
10. Name this new value as DisplayToastAtBottom.

Windows 10 notification location Register Part 7 Edit - How to use notifications in Windows 10

11. Right-click the new item and choose Modify.
12. Change the value data to 1.
13. Click OK.
14. Close to the Registry Editor.
15. Restarting your PC.


That is all for our way of using notifications in the Windows 10 manual. See these articles for more Windows 10 manuals:

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