Focus assist . . . message from Cortana


  1. Posts : 81
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #1

    Focus assist . . . message from Cortana


    The three choices are: Priority . . . Alarms . . . Off

    I had Focus assist on Priority, and changed it . . . The message from her still gets through on Alarms

    Off seems to have fixed it

    Win Defender scan status appears to get through on "Off", also . . . some info through the Notification sidebar is good.

    I never use Cortana. Is there a setting in there?

    It would be good if the messages you see there had a link that you can click on to quiet them.

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    Even with Focus assist off, I still get this:

    Focus assist
    Your notifications will remain quiet here in Action Center while you're in full screen mode.
    Only alarms will break through.
    8:16 PM ■ via Cortana
    Turn off now
    Change focus assist
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  2. Posts : 26,980
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #2

    If you never use Cortana, turn her off

    Tutorials - Disable Cortana

    You will still get that notification about notifications will remain quiet. Microsoft decided somehow that this is necessary - hope they'll change that
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  3. Posts : 81
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I figured it out. Much easier than the Tutorial:

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    Settings / System / Focus assist

    [dot] Off

    [ ] Priority
    . . . click: Customize your priority list
    . . . un-check and Delete everything here: contacts and apps
    . . . In combination with everything off (next), this appears to have been the fix

    [ ] Alarms / Off

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    Set all of these to "Off" . . . I tried individuals ones "On", with changes to the above, but that had no effect on the Cortana message

    [Off] During these times ... 11:00 PM - 7:00 AM ... On / Priority only
    [Off] When I'm duplicating my display ... ... ... On / Alarms only
    [Off] When I'm playing a game ... ... ... ... ... On / Priority only
    [Off] When I'm using an app in full screen mode ... On / Alarms only

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    [un-check] Show me a summary of what I missed while focus assist was on
    09/12/19 No effect on the Cortana message

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    09/27/19

    How to Disable Cortana Permanently in Group Policy Editor . . . How to Turn Off Cortana in Windows 10

    Win+R / gpedit.msc

    Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / Windows Components / Search
    Double-click "Allow Cortana"

    [dot] Not Configured is the Default . . . Change it to:
    [dot] Disabled / Apply / Ok
    Close the Group Policy Editor / Restart

    09/29/19 No effect on the Cortana message. I put back to Default.

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    Sidebar Cortana message stopped?
    11/05/19 un-checked the Apps, turned off
    11/14/19 I haven't seen it
    11/25/19 I haven't seen it

    Win Defender scan results still show up in the Sidebar, though

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