Windows Popup Notification Issues/Bugs

  1. Posts : 4
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    Windows Popup Notification Issues/Bugs

    I have an incredibly hard time trying to search through Google and posts and media to find what I'm looking for, so I'm making a post here.

    For a pretty long time, I've had a massive annoyance with Windows' notification popups that show up in the corner. I want to be able to use them but it's extremely irritating trying to deal with it.

    My first problem is that, for some reason, the popups it creates block so much more over my current game/browser than the size of the popup itself. In the included image I outlined in red of how much space the popup covers compared to it's actual size. This gets incredibly annoying when I'm busy doing things on a game or working on something when I don't mean to click on the popup or it gets in the way of my mouse. Is this a bug? Is it like this for most systems? Is there a way to stop this from happening?
    A better explanation of this is, with the screenshot I provided if I were to try to click anything on my browser within the red square but not on the purple popup, it would still click the purple popup. However this doesn't open or redirect me anywhere unless I click the purple popup itself.

    My second problem is that when one popup shows up, it gives me a second notification before or after the actual notification I just received, of a completely random, other notification that I've had recently so I would have to keep on closing popups until it stops, but it's usually only two. This combined with the massive hitbox of the popups gets incredibly annoying when I'm busy with things. Is this a bug? How would I fix this?

    Is there a way to make popup notifications last less than 5 seconds? It is very quick to scan over a popup and it is usually message notifications that I receive, so it would be so nice to have the popups last much less time and don't require me to shoo them off myself.
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,465
    Win 10 Pro (1903)

    Hi, first you may wish to consider disabling notfications you don't want to reduce these. Not all are necessary or desirable.
    Windows Popup Notification Issues/Bugs-1.png

    Second, consider using Focus Assist so these don't occur when you don't want them interfering:
    Windows Popup Notification Issues/Bugs-2.png

    I don't know a way of changing their size.

    Third: Duration:
    How to make Windows 10 notifications last a little (or a lot) longer | PCWorld
    I searched for
    change notification persistence "windows 10"

    for you.

    Fourth, you may find more to help in the tutorials section- searchable list:
    Windows 10 Tutorial Index
    First set of finds:
    Windows Popup Notification Issues/Bugs-1.png

    Note that each tutorial includes a list of related tutorials.
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  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Recently I changed which screen was my main, 1st or whatever else screen so it's easier to manage certain programs and what screen things open on in the first place, but for some reason that didn't change which screen my Popup Notifications show up on and I can't find anywhere that allows me to change which screen my notifications show up on.
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,465
    Win 10 Pro (1903)

    Thank you very much for your reply.

    I don't use multiple screens so can't advise. Feel free to search or hope someone else can help.
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