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    Turn On or Off Lock Screen App Notifications in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Lock Screen App Notifications in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off App Notifications on Lock Screen in Windows 10
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    How to Turn On or Off App Notifications on Lock Screen in Windows 10

    information   Information
    The lock screen is the screen you see when you lock your PC (or when it locks automatically after you haven't been using it for a while). The lock screen will also show at startup, and when you are signed out and idle for at least one minute.

    You will need to dismiss the lock screen to be able to see the sign-in screen and sign in to Windows. Users can dismiss the lock screen using touch, the keyboard, or by dragging it up with the mouse.

    Your account's lock screen will show notifications from apps and other senders by default.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing app notifications on the lock screen for your account in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    You will need to have Get notifications from apps and other senders turned on to be able to turn on Show notifications on the lock screen below.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Turn On or Off Showing App Notifications on Lock Screen in Settings
    • Option Two: Turn On or Off Showing App Notifications on Lock Screen using a REG file





    Turn On or Off Lock Screen App Notifications in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Lock Screen App Notifications in Windows 10
    Turn On or Off Showing App Notifications on Lock Screen in Settings

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

    2. Click/tap on Notifications & actions on the left side. (see screenshot below)

    3. Under Notifications on the right side, turn on (default) or off Show notifications on the lock screen for what you want.

    4. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

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    Turn On or Off Lock Screen App Notifications in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Lock Screen App Notifications in Windows 10
    Turn On or Off Showing App Notifications on Lock Screen using a REG file

    Note   Note
    The .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Notifications\Settings

    NOC_GLOBAL_SETTING_ALLOW_TOASTS_ABOVE_LOCK DWORD

    delete = on
    0 = off


    1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Turn On Showing App Notifications on Lock Screen

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_On_Notifications_on_Lock_Screen.reg

    download


     3. To Turn Off Showing App Notifications on Lock Screen

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_Off_Notifications_on_Lock_Screen.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



    That's it,
    Shawn


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  1.    2 Weeks Ago #1

    Weird, I got a notification on the lock screen with this turned off.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 23,627
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       2 Weeks Ago #2

    Odd. What was the notification for?
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    2 Weeks Ago #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Odd. What was the notification for?
    Completing a torrent in bittorrent.

    Edit: Check this out when you have a second - Possible Breach of Security in Win 10 Anniversary Lock Screen w Displayfusion Binary Fortress Software


    I use displayfusion which for my second monitor's taskbar. And there seems to be a security issue in windows where apps can force themselves on top of the lock screen. I'm thinking when I locked the PC displayfusion forced itself in front of the lockscreen and the notification used that as a piggyback to itself display past my lock screen.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 23,627
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       2 Weeks Ago #4

    It does sound like that program could be responsible for the notification.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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