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    Action Center - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

    Action Center - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable the Action Center in Windows 10
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    How to Enable or Disable the Action Center in Windows 10

    information   Information
    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.


    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Action Center for all or specific users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able enable or disable the Action Center.

    Note   Note
    If the Action Center is disabled, it will no longer display in the taskbar notification area, and can no longer be opened. The user will still get notifications above the taskbar notification area as usual, but they will no longer be able to review them in the Action Center.

    On a touchscreen, users will still be able to open the Action Center by swiping inwards from the right screen border.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Enable or Disable Action Center using a REG file
    • Option Two: To Enable or Disable Action Center in Group Policy



    EXAMPLE: Action Center in Windows 10
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    Action Center - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Action Center - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
    To Enable or Disable Action Center using a REG file

    Note   Note
    The .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD values in the registry keys below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer

    DisableNotificationCenter DWORD

    0 or delete = Enable
    1 = Disable


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


     2. To Enable Action Center for All Users

    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.

    Enable_Action_Center.reg

    download


     3. To Disable Action Center for All Users

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

    Disable_Action_Center.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

    7. Restart explorer, sign out and sign in to Windows, or restart the PC to apply.

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






    Action Center - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Action Center - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
    To Enable or Disable Action Center in Group Policy

    Note   Note
    Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

    All editions can use Option One above.


    1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

    2. In the left pane, click/tap on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, and Start Menu and Taskbar. (See screenshot below)

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    3. In the right pane of Start Menu and Taskbar, double click/tap on Remove Notifications and Action Center to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4. Do step 5 or step 6 below for what you would like to do.


     5. To Enable Action Center

    A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.


     6. To Disable Action Center

    A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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    7. When finished, you can close Local Group Policy Editor if you like.

    8. Restart explorer, sign out and sign in to Windows, or restart the PC to apply.




    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 1
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       2015-06-28 #1

    thanks
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 6
    Win 8.1
       2015-06-28 #2

    Thanks...just what I needed...
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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 2
    Win 8.1
       2015-08-06 #3

    Hello
    I disabled Security centar service,then disabled Action centar by this tutorial,with option two but now i have annoying popup,because of this " Note If the Action Center is disabled, it will no longer display in the taskbar notification area, and can no longer be opened. The user will still be able to read notifications when they appear as usual, but they will no longer be able to review them in the Action Center."

    This is popup


    and there is no option to disable that alert


    Any help?
    Thanks.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,417
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2015-08-06 #4

    Hello Veky, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    You'll need to turn on the Security Center service to stop the security message. It's not recommended to disable this service.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 2
    Win 8.1
       2015-08-06 #5

    For me,its disabled since Windows XP
    Pretty useless service IMHO.

    But nevermind,its not a big deal,i will try to find a solution.

    EDIT:I am long time reader,since SevenForums but this is my first post
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,417
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2015-08-06 #6

    I hope you find one.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       2015-10-05 #7

    @Veky983, any news? Were you able to disable the pop up?
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  8. Joined : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 1,713
    Windows Home x64
       2015-10-05 #8

    To disable that annoying message, run CMD as admin and enter:

    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Notifications\Settings" /v "NOC_GLOBAL_SETTING_TOASTS_ENABLED" /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
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  9. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 33
    Win 10 Pro x64
       2015-10-06 #9

    Hi Shawn,

    Thanks for this, as usual, excellent tutorial !
    Just a little thing (if I may ...) in the note above : "The user will still get notifications above the taskbar notification area as usual, but they will no longer be able to review them in the Action Center".
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 
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