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    Turn On or Off Notifications from Apps and Senders in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Notifications from Apps and Senders in Windows 10
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    10 Apr 2017
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    How to Turn On or Off Notifications from Apps and Senders in Windows 10

    information   Information
    The Action Center in Windows 10 collects and shows notifications and alerts from traditional Windows applications and system notifications, alongside those generated from modern apps. Notifications are then grouped in the Action Center by app and time. When the Action Center gets a new notification, it will briefly show a notification banner above the taskbar notification area to let you know.

    This tutorial will show you how to completely turn on or off getting notifications from apps and other senders for your account in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    This will not affect Windows system notifications.

    Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14328, you will now see badges appearing on UWP apps on the taskbar in addition to their Live Tiles and in Action Center. These badges are lightweight notifications that are contextual and specific to individual apps. For example, the Mail apps badge shows you the number of unseen emails (not unread). The Alarms & Clock app’s badge will show you that you have an active alarm. The Weather app’s badge lets you know when there is a weather alert in the area.

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    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Turn On or Off All Notifications from Apps and Other Senders in Settings
    • Option Two: To Turn On or Off All Notifications from Apps and Other Senders using a BAT file
    • Option Three: To Turn On or Off Notifications from Specific Apps and Senders in Settings
    • Option Four: To Turn Off Notifications from Specific Apps and Senders in Action Center



    EXAMPLE: App notification in Action Center (bottom) and Notification banner for app (top)

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    Turn On or Off Notifications from Apps and Senders in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Notifications from Apps and Senders in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off All Notifications from Apps and Other Senders in Settings

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

    2. Do step 3 (off) or step 4 (on) below for what you would like to do.


     3. To Turn Off Notifications from Apps and Other Senders

    Note   Note
    This will turn off showing notifications in the Action Center and notification banners for all apps.

    When you turn off app notifications, you will not be able to turn on or off notifications and notification banners for individual apps.


    A) Click/tap on Notifications & actions on the left side, turn off Get notifications from apps and other senders, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

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     4. To Turn On Notifications from Apps and Other Senders

    Note   Note
    This is the default setting.

    After turning on app notifications, you can now turn on or off notifications and notification banners for individual apps in Option Three or Option Four below if you like.


    A) Click/tap on Notifications & actions on the left side, and turn on Get notifications from apps and other senders. (see screenshot below)

    B) If you like, you can now turn on or off notifications and notification banners for individual apps and senders in Option Three or Option Four below.

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






    Turn On or Off Notifications from Apps and Senders in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Notifications from Apps and Senders in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off All Notifications from Apps and Other Senders using a BAT file

    Note   Note
    This option is the same as Option One above, but uses .bat files to make the setting change instead.

    The .bat files below are for changing the registry key and value below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PushNotifications

    ToastEnabled DWORD

    0 = Turn off
    1 = Turn on


    1. Do step 2 or step 3 below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Turn Off Notifications from Apps and Other Senders

    Note   Note
    This will turn off showing notifications in the Action Center and notification banners for all apps.

    When you turn off app notifications, you will not be able to turn on or off notifications and notification banners for individual apps.


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

    Turn_Off_App_Notifications.bat

    download

     3. To Turn On Notifications from Apps and Other Senders

    Note   Note
    This is the default setting.

    After turning on app notifications, you can now turn on or off notifications and notification banners for individual apps in Option Three or Option Four below if you like.


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

    Turn_On_App_Notifications.bat

    download

    4. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

    5. Unblock the .bat file, and run it.

    6. You will now notice your screen flicker and a command prompt quickly open and close as explorer is restarted to apply the registry changes.

    7. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .bat file if you like.






    Turn On or Off Notifications from Apps and Senders in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Turn On or Off Notifications from Apps and Senders in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Notifications from Specific Apps and Senders in Settings

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

    2. Click/tap on Notifications & actions on the left side, turn on (default) or off notifications for apps and senders you want under Get notifications from these senders on the right side. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    If the listed apps and senders are grayed out, then you have notifications completely turned off in Option One or Option Two above.

    You will only see apps and senders listed that you had already gotten notifications from.


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

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    Turn On or Off Notifications from Apps and Senders in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Turn On or Off Notifications from Apps and Senders in Windows 10
    To Turn Off Notifications from Specific Apps and Senders in Action Center

    1. Open the action center.

    2. Right click or press and hold on either the notification or group name of the app/sender (ex: Alarms & Clock) you want, and click/tap on Turn off notifications for this group. (see screenshots below)

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    That's it,
    Shawn


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  1.    06 Oct 2015 #1

    Advanced settings


    Hi Shawn,

    Well, I finally know how & where to find the advanced settings which offer the option to disable some "intruding" sounds ...
    A BIG thank for that !

    In practice, the way has changed a little bit now, compared to your tutorial (which was obviously written on basis of a preview, in Feb 2015) : no more "advanced" button; now you have to click on the name of the app / program in order to open the individual advanced settings (alarms) - (see screenshot).


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       06 Oct 2015 #2

    Thank you throkr. You just gotta love the constant changes.
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  3.    06 Oct 2015 #3

    Windows Mail App Sound


    I have all these settings turned on and still no sound or banner. Have 2 computers with Windows 10 and the same problem on all two of them. I'm going back to 2010 Office Outlook to read my mail. At least I can get the sound using Outlook.
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       06 Oct 2015 #4

    Hello osubuckeye,

    Double check the settings in the tutorial below for the Mail app to see if it may help.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  5.    06 Oct 2015 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    Thank you throkr. You just gotta love the constant changes.
    Definitely ! (tutorial already updated : thumbs up !)
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  6.    10 Sep 2016 #6

    Hi, I have isolated apps missing from the 'get notifications from these senders' list. Most apps are listed under here so they can be turned on or off but things like cortana and Facebook are missing. Any ideas or fixes that can be run and downtown break other things? I'm mainly wanting cortana to be available in the list, she works fine in start menu and I do have tidbits switched on but she just not show in the action center

    Thanks, Wayne
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       10 Sep 2016 #7

    Hi I have Contana and Face Book both turned on, but I only get notified when it finds a new post etc, it does otherwise show up in the New Notifications, or if I have something marked on my Calendar then again it will appear.
    Sorry I cant help you more
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  8.    10 Sep 2016 #8

    Thanks. It's weird because I don't have the option to turn then on. I got calendar and all the rest but just those two missing. Oh well, not end of the world
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  9. Posts : 2,554
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       10 Sep 2016 #9

    Scottyboy99 said: View Post
    Thanks. It's weird because I don't have the option to turn then on. I got calendar and all the rest but just those two missing. Oh well, not end of the world
    It could be the way windows 10 was set up by the manufacturer as my Acer came like that all I had to do was update it and switch them all on.
    On the Toshiba I had it was different some were greyed out
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