disabling all notifications from windows

  1. Posts : 74
    Windows 10

    disabling all notifications from windows

    I have online exams for a week. The department uses a system called Wheebox Wheebox .
    Our exam department have sent us email to turn of all notifications from computers.

    Any pop up notification on system during exam will be taken as a noise. Meaning improper attempt to cheat in exam. Also they have mentioned in email system is very sensitive to sound and they may take the sound of any kind as violation of fair practice.
    So I want to disable any kind of notification and noise. How can I do so .

    I am using Windows 10.
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  2. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro

    How to disable sound for notifications using Control Panel:
    1. Open Control Panel.
    2. Click on Hardware and sound.
    3. Click the Change system sounds link.
    4. Under "Windows," scroll and select Notifications.
    5. On the "Sounds," drop-down menu, select (None).
    6. Click Apply.
    7. Click OK.

    To change system notifications:
    1. Select the Start button, and then select Settings .
    2. Go to System > Notifications & actions.
    3. Notifications & actions settings page in Windows 10
    4. Do any of the following:
    - Choose the quick actions you'll see in action center.
    - Turn notifications, banners, and sounds on or off for some or all notification senders.
    - Choose whether to see notifications on the lock screen.
    - Choose whether to see notifications when you're duplicating your screen.
    - Turn tips, tricks, and suggestions about Windows on or off.
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  3. Posts : 8,688
    Mac OS Catalina

    Do so in System > Notification Settings. Just remember that you need to close all programs running in the background. Also make sure that all updates have been done to Windows and that you set it to defer for a period outside of the testing week.
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  4. Posts : 61,840
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    Hello sandila,

    In addition, you can turn on Focus Assist with it set to "Priority only".

    Turn On or Off Focus Assist in Windows 10

    Afterwards, you can customize your priority list to not allow any notifications.

    Customize Focus Assist Priority List in Windows 10
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