1. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       02 Sep 2016 #1

    Timer notifications no longer working


    Hi everyone.

    I've been using the timer function of the default "Alarms & Clock" app almost every day since I switched to Windows 10. Today it stopped working.

    When the timer hits 0:00 the notification in the lower right corner won't pop up and the alarm sound won't play... until I open the start menu. For example if I set a timer for 10 minutes, nothing will happen at 0:00. Only if and when I open the start menu or hit the Windows key after those 10 minutes, then the timer will go off.

    I really like this app and want to keep using it to track my shifts at work. Any suggestions? Any ideas what it has to do with the start menu?

    PS. Notifications for the app are set to on in the settings.

    Thanks.
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,211
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       02 Sep 2016 #2

    Hi, works for me.. you could try uninstalling it, reinstalling it.

    And you could try re-registering it for your acct with this Powershell command:
    PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command "& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *WindowsAlarms*).InstallLocation + '\AppxManifest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}"
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  3.    08 Oct 2016 #3

    I've experienced this too, both after receiving the Anniversary Update and also with a completely clean install of 1607.

    This is what appears to be happening (click pics to enlarge):

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    If you delete the Countdown Timer and create a new one, it seems to cure the problem and the notifications then work correctly. Although, I haven't tested it over a long period of time to see if the problem stays fixed permanently.

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  4.    12 Oct 2016 #4

    Forget the above. The problem returned for me, so deleting the Countdown Timer and creating a new one only temporarily solves the problem.

    Mind you I've found that the Windows 10 Notification Centre has always been unreliable and can't be trusted, even after complete clean installs. Sometimes emails arrive and the first I'm aware of them is when I open the Mail app and find them just sat there in the inbox. Sometimes I delete a calendar event only to find I still receive a reminder for the deleted event. And now the timer function also intermittently fails to give notifications. I've noticed that calendar reminder notifications have also started doing the same thing too (I.E. Don't show notification until the Start Menu is opened).

    I'm not sure there's anything we can do other than wait for Microsoft to fix the notification centre, but I wouldn't hold your breath as it has been a mess for over a year now.
    Last edited by ARC1020; 12 Oct 2016 at 14:48.
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