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    Turn On or Off Lock Screen Notifications in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Show Notifications on Lock Screen in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    02 Mar 2020
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    How to Turn On or Off Show Notifications on Lock Screen in Windows 10


    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 notifications on the lock screen for your account in Windows 10.

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



    EXAMPLE: Notification on lock screen
    Turn On or Off Lock Screen Notifications in Windows 10-lock_screen_notifications.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    Turn On or Off Showing 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.

    Turn On or Off Lock Screen Notifications in Windows 10-lock_screen_notifications_settings.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    Turn On or Off Showing Notifications on Lock Screen using a REG file


    The downloadable .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 Notifications on Lock Screen

    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 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




  1. Posts : 247
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #1

    Weird, I got a notification on the lock screen with this turned off.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
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       #2

    Odd. What was the notification for?
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  3. Posts : 247
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #3

    Brink said:
    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.
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       #4

    It does sound like that program could be responsible for the notification.
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  5. Posts : 11
    windows 10
       #5

    Add a program to quick status?


    So, I know how to show statuses on the lock screen (native apps), but is there any way to add apps/or programs to the list? What I want to do, exactly, is have notifications from Thunderbird show on the lock screen, but it does not appear on the list (when clicking a '+' sign, to show notifications).

    Running latest build windows 10, on an HP laptop.

    Anne
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       #6

    ableckov said:
    So, I know how to show statuses on the lock screen (native apps), but is there any way to add apps/or programs to the list? What I want to do, exactly, is have notifications from Thunderbird show on the lock screen, but it does not appear on the list (when clicking a '+' sign, to show notifications).

    Running latest build windows 10, on an HP laptop.

    Anne

    Hello Anne,

    I'm afraid it appears to only let you select apps installed from the Microsoft Store to show notifications from on the lock screen.

    Choose Apps for Detailed and Quick Status on Windows 10 Lock Screen
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  7. Posts : 11
    windows 10
       #7

    Brink said:
    Hello Anne,

    I'm afraid it appears to only let you select apps installed from the Microsoft Store to show notifications from on the lock screen.

    Choose Apps for Detailed and Quick Status on Windows 10 Lock Screen
    Well, doesn't that figure, LOL? I guess I was hoping there was a way to add stuff to the folder, that houses those apps. Or maybe the registry or something... Oh well. Thanks!

    Anne
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       #8

    ableckov said:
    Well, doesn't that figure, LOL? I guess I was hoping there was a way to add stuff to the folder, that houses those apps. Or maybe the registry or something... Oh well. Thanks!

    Anne

    If lock screen notifications is turned on, you should still see all notifications though.

    It's only the detailed and quick status feature will only work with Store apps.
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  9. Posts : 11
    windows 10
       #9

    Brink said:
    If lock screen notifications is turned on, you should still see all notifications though.

    It's only the detailed and quick status feature will only work with Store apps.
    You mean, Thunderbird notifications will show on the lock screen (like new mail count), just automatically? That's all I'm looking for so that would be great!
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