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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
    Published by Category: Customization
    02 Mar 2020
    Designer Media Ltd

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


    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.

    Starting with Windows 10 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.

    Turn On or Off Notifications from Apps and Senders in Windows 10-taskbar-badging-1024x133.png

    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.

    This will not affect Windows system notifications.



    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 REG 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
    • Option Five: To Turn Off Notifications for Specific App from Notification



    EXAMPLE: App notification in Action Center (bottom) and Notification banner for app (top)
    Turn On or Off Notifications from Apps and Senders in Windows 10-tips_notification.png
    Turn On or Off Notifications from Apps and Senders in Windows 10-tips_in_action_center.png






    OPTION ONE

    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

    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)

    Turn On or Off Notifications from Apps and Senders in Windows 10-turn_off_app_notifications.png


     4. To Turn On Notifications from Apps and Other Senders

    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.

    Turn On or Off Notifications from Apps and Senders in Windows 10-turn_on_app_notifications.png

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






    OPTION TWO

    To Turn On or Off All Notifications from Apps and Other Senders using a REG file


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

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

    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 REG file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_Off_App_Notifications.reg

    Download


     3. To Turn On Notifications from Apps and Other Senders

    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 REG file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_On_App_Notifications.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 Sign out and sign in to apply.

    8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.






    OPTION THREE

    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)

    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.

    Turn On or Off Notifications from Apps and Senders in Windows 10-individual_app_notifications.png






    OPTION FOUR

    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)

    Turn On or Off Notifications from Apps and Senders in Windows 10-action_center_turn_off_notifications.png






    OPTION FIVE

    To Turn Off Notifications for Specific App from Notification


    This option is only available starting with Windows 10 build 18932 for some Insiders in the Fast ring.


    1 When you get a notification from an app, click/tap on the Settings (gear) icon in the notification, and click/tap on Turn off all notifications for <app name>.



    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Hi Shawn,

    Well, I finally know how & where to find the advanced settings which offer the option to disable some "intruding" sounds ...
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    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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    Thank you throkr. You just gotta love the constant changes. :)
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  3. osubuckeye's Avatar
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    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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    Hello osubuckeye, :)

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

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  5. throkr's Avatar
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    Brink said:
    Thank you throkr. You just gotta love the constant changes.
    Definitely ! :) (tutorial already updated : thumbs up !)
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  6. Scottyboy99's Avatar
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    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

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  7. hTconeM9user's Avatar
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    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. Scottyboy99's Avatar
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    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. hTconeM9user's Avatar
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    Scottyboy99 said:
    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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