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Turn On or Off Show Number of New Notifications on Action Center Icon in Windows 10

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The Action Center in Windows 10 collects and shows toast notifications and alerts from traditional Windows applications and system notifications, alongside those generated from modern apps. Toast and notifications are then grouped in the Action Center by app and time.

The Action Center will show you all of your past notifications until you clear them. This can be useful if you had a notification pop-up, and you missed what it said.

The Action Center also has personalized quick actions at the bottom to be able to easily toggle on/off or open items such as Airplane mode, All settings, Connect, Display, Location, Tablet Mode, VPN, and Wifi.

Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14328, the Action Center icon has moved to the far corner of the taskbar so it is more distinct from other icons – making it easier to interact with it. There is a badge that now displays the number of notifications you have missed, and we are making it easier for you to know what app your notifications are from by adding a subtle animation to the icon (showing the sender app’s logo) whenever you receive notifications that do not show a toast. Individual app notifications in Action Center no longer show the app icon repeated for each notification and will only be seen in the header that groups together all the notifications specific for that app. This change allows for more space in Action Center to show more content.


This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to show number of new notifications overlay badge on the action center icon for your account in Windows 10.

Note   Note
You will need to have Show badges on taskbar buttons turned on and Use small taskbar buttons turned off to be able to show number of new notifications on the action center icon.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: Turn On or Off Show Number of New Notifications on Action Center Icon
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Show Number of New Notifications on Action Center Icon using a BAT file

EXAMPLE: Number of new notifications on action center icon
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Show or Hide Number of New Notifications on Action Center Icon OPTION ONE Show or Hide Number of New Notifications on Action Center Icon
Turn On or Off Show Number of New Notifications on Action Center Icon

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


 2. To Turn On Show Number of New Notifications on Action Center Icon

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Right click or press and hold on the action center system icon on the taskbar notification area, and click/tap on Show number of new notifications. (see screenshot below)

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 3. To Turn Off Show Number of New Notifications on Action Center Icon

A) Right click or press and hold on the action center system icon on the taskbar notification area, and click/tap on Don't show number of new notifications. (see screenshot below)

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Show or Hide Number of New Notifications on Action Center Icon OPTION TWO Show or Hide Number of New Notifications on Action Center Icon
Turn On or Off Show Number of New Notifications on Action Center Icon using a BAT file

Note   Note
The .bat files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

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

NOC_GLOBAL_SETTING_BADGE_ENABLED DWORD

0 = Off
(delete) = On


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


 2. To Turn On Show Number of New Notifications on Action Center Icon

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.

Show_number_of_new_notifications_on_Action_Center_icon.bat

download


 3. To Turn Off Show Number of New Notifications on Action Center Icon

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

Don't_show_number_of_new_notifications_on_Action_Center_icon.bat

download

4. Save the .bat file to your desktop, and unblock the .bat file.

5. Double click/tap on the .bat file to run it.

6. You will now notice your screen flicker as explorer is restarted.



That's it,
Shawn