Windows 10: Timer notifications no longer working

  1.    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.

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    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}"
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  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):

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	001.png 
Views:	4 
Size:	233.5 KB 
ID:	105024

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	002.png 
Views:	4 
Size:	173.3 KB 
ID:	105025

    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.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	003.png 
Views:	3 
Size:	22.3 KB 
ID:	105026

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	004.png 
Views:	3 
Size:	242.7 KB 
ID:	105027
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Related Threads
I recently upgraded to Win 10 Pro 64bit from Win 8.1 Pro 64bit with Media Center (in place upgrade). When I plug in a USB device I no notification pops up and there's no way of getting it to show the 'what do you want to do' menu. The problem...
Start no longer working in General Support
I have had Win 10 installed and working well until this past week, when the Start button on my keyboard and the on screen icon no longer work. The screen icon will turn dark yellow with either touch or pen, but it does not open. I can right click it...
WSearch No Longer Working in General Support
For some reason the search indexing service has stopped and I can't restart it. I've tried rebooting multiple times. I've seen some other threads mention RPC and it is indeed running on my system. This happened very recently (24 hours). From the...
Hello folks..when i click on certain icons in this win10 they dont work.. for example my New notifications icon next to my clock. i click it and cursor spins but nothing and it says, i have new notifications.. also i went to shut down my pc and...
Solved notifications not working in General Support
when I load win 10 build 9926 I get a pop up message by the watermark saying "click to see new messages about your computer" When I try to access new messages nothing happens.This was working in the previous build. Has anyone else had this Problem?.
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:13.
Find Us