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How to turn off Windows 10 app notifications

Nothing can be more annoying than undue disruption while you are in your normal IT activities. The Windows 10 Action Center is, unfortunately, a very active notification hub, ranging from bug issues and update notifications to performance updates, etc. Some of these notifications can be very useful, but they are also very disturbing. Fortunately, they can be easily dyed. It is also important to distinguish 3rd party notifications and regular notifications from the Windows 10 application so that you can deactivate the correct ones that are disturbing you. Here is a simple guide to have a perfect uninterrupted experience on your device.

See also: How to change the boot apps in Windows 10

Total closure of notifications

It is a way to manage notifications on Windows 10. It will completely close all notifications and therefore might not be the perfect solution, as some notifications may actually be useful.

  • Access the Windows 10 settings available in the Start menu located in the lower left corner of the desktop interface. You can also access the settings by simply performing a quick search for "settings" in the search bar of the home screen.
  • Select the "notifications" or "actions" panel which will appear in a panel on the left side of the monitor.
  • This will automatically launch the main panel of the action center where the notification preferences are configured.
  • Click on the option for the 'system' parameters and in the resulting menu, click on the 'notifications' tab. It will also be in the left panel.
  • Notifications in this particular category are mainly based on the quick actions available in the action center. You can turn off notifications across the category for an uninterrupted experience.

Personalized notifications

This is a better approach to eliminating interruptions to ensure that only critical notifications or rather notifications from preferred applications will appear. This will reduce action center notification traffic while ensuring you get the most important time.

  • Access the parameters exactly as before and access the Notifications tab in the "notifications and actions" category.
  • Scroll down until you see the "Receive notifications from these senders" section. This is where you can easily customize each category of Windows 10 application that wants to send you notifications.

  • Click on any category to display the options for displaying banners, the behavior of the locked screen as well as the sound settings.
  • The categories can also be easily closed, as explained above.

Temporary customization of development assistance

This feature is very convenient for users who are only concerned with a period of uninterrupted use, for example when attending a meeting. This will temporarily limit notifications for the selected period, then revert to the usual settings once this is completed. Basically, this is a temporary mute option.

  • Launch the action center with a simple execution of the Windows key and the A key. Otherwise, click on the notification icon located at the far right of the taskbar.
  • Select the moon icon that will appear in the Quick Actions Action Center tab (not all Windows 10 operating systems will have this option in Quick Actions).
  • By default, this will guarantee that no interruption will be made midnight six hours later.
  • To change this, right-click on the icon and launch its special settings to define the time periods for the active notifications.
  • Notifications in the customization of the target action can also be limited for specific activities, for example during an online chat on Skype or during a game on the computer.

Once done, you should have a more enjoyable experience with a minimum of interruptions that you have deliberately allowed. These customizations can simply be reversed at any time to reset the default settings that Windows 10 developers deem most appropriate.