Windows 10: Turn On or Off Showing Notifications in Action Center in Windows 10  

    Turn On or Off Showing Notifications in Action Center in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Showing Notifications in Action Center in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Showing Notifications in Action Center in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    31 Mar 2017
    Designer Media Ltd

    Published by


    Brink's Avatar
    Administrator

    Posts: 32,988

    Show Printable Version 


    How to Turn On or Off Showing Notifications in Action Center 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 turn on or off showing notifications in action center from specific apps and senders for your account in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    This will not affect showing notification banners above the taskbar notification area.


    EXAMPLE: "Alarms & Clock" Notification in Action Center
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Action_Center_notification.png 
Views:	324 
Size:	82.0 KB 
ID:	97341



    Here's How:

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

    2. Click/tap on Notifications & actions on the left side, and click/tap on the app or sender (ex: Alarms & Clock) under Get notifications from these senders on the right side. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    If the listed apps and senders under Get notifications from these senders are grayed out, then you have notifications completely turned off.

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


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Action_Center_notification_settings-1.png 
Views:	476 
Size:	60.3 KB 
ID:	97342

    3. Turn on (default) or off Show notifications in action center. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    If the settings are grayed out, then you have notifications turned off for this app/sender.


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Action_Center_notification_settings-2.png 
Views:	347 
Size:	31.1 KB 
ID:	97343


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



    That's it,
    Shawn


    Related Tutorials



  1.    08 Aug 2018 #1

    What are Notifications?


    G'day,

    Query Notifications.
    Is a Notification an indication that an Update or similar is waiting to be (down)loaded?
    OR. Is a Notification an indication that an Update or similar is in the process of being (down)loaded?
    Was unable to find any info on this in "Tutorials".
    Hope you can help.
    Cheers, STUART76.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 32,988
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
    Thread Starter
       08 Aug 2018 #2

    Hello Stuart,

    A notification can come from any sender, app, and Windows itself.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    09 Aug 2018 #3

    Thanks Brink


    G'day Brink,
    Thank you for your info.
    I am not so concerned about where it comes from.
    Am concerned about the purpose of "Notifications" itself ie does it advise that something is waiting or does it advise that something is in progress?
    If it is something waiting then perhaps I can delay allowing it to load or can block/cancel it altogether if I do not want it.
    Thank you again.
    Cheers STUART76.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 32,988
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
    Thread Starter
       09 Aug 2018 #4

    Notifications are just that, basically a message from the sender/app about whatever. It just depends on the sender/app for what the notification could be for.

    Some examples:

    It could be a notification about a new email from the "Mail" app.

    It could be a notification from Windows Update letting you know a restart is needed to finish installing an update.

    etc...

    Sure, you could completely turn off notifications, turn off notifications for only specific senders/apps, and/or turn on and use "Focus Assist" to help manage notifications.

    Here are some tutorials for notifications that may help. Be sure to look at the "Related Tutorials" at the bottom of them for more.

      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    11 Aug 2018 #5

    Notifications and download sizes


    G'day Dalchina and Brink,
    Thank you both for your help, much appreciated.

    Ref. Notifications. Think these appear to be a switch to allowing incoming stuff.

    Ref. Incoming data sizes and volumes.
    Took your advice and searched for Data Monitors, preferably Free.
    Found "Net Traffic", freeware, which has been downloaded and being tested on a mobile broadband connected notebook. Pretty easy to set up and use and seems good so far.
    There are many which advertise as Free but are only free for a Trial, usually 30 days.
    Will try one or two other Frees and a Trial/Buy which I will try over the next little while and let you know my opinions.
    Thanks again for all your help
    Cheers, STUART76.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 32,988
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
    Thread Starter
       11 Aug 2018 #6

    Glad we could help Stuart.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

Tutorial Categories

Turn On or Off Showing Notifications in Action Center in Windows 10 Tutorial Index Network & Sharing Instalation and Upgrade Browsers and Email General Tips Gaming Customization Apps and Features Virtualization BSOD System Security User Accounts Hardware and Drivers Updates and Activation Backup and Restore Performance and Maintenance Xbox Windows Phone


Related Threads
Turn On or Off Show Number of New Notifications on Action Center Icon in Windows 10 The Action Center in Windows 10 collects and shows toast notifications and alerts from traditional Windows applications and system notifications, alongside those...
Change Number of Notifications Visible in Action Center on Windows 10 Mobile Phone Windows 10 Mobile puts important notifications from your apps just a swipe away in action center, along with quick actions, which get you to your most-used...
Change Priority of App Notifications in Action Center on Windows 10 Mobile Phone Windows 10 Mobile puts important notifications from your apps just a swipe away in action center, along with quick actions, which get you to your most-used settings...
How to Change Priority of App Notifications in Action Center 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...
Is there a reason Action Center doesn't notify me of all my incoming emails? Just a quick Q I have... Thanks!:cool:
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:58.
Find Us