Turn On or Off Notification Sound from Senders in Windows 10  

    Turn On or Off Notification Sound from Senders in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Notification Sound from Senders in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Notification Sound from Senders in Windows 10
    Published by Category: General Tips
    22 Nov 2021
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Turn On or Off Notification Sound from 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.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off playing a sound when a notification arrives from all or specific apps and senders for your account in Windows 10.


    Contents

    • Option One: Turn On or Off Notification Sound for Specific Apps and Senders in Settings
    • Option Two: Turn On or Off Notification Sound for All Apps and Senders in Settings
    • Option Three: Turn On or Off Notification Sound for All Apps and Senders using REG file






    OPTION ONE

    Turn On or Off Notification Sound for 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, and click/tap on the app or sender (ex: Feedback Hub) under Get notifications from these senders on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    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.

    Turn On or Off Notification Sound from Senders in Windows 10-notification_sound_settings-1.jpg

    3 Turn On (default) or Off Play a sound when a notification arrives. (see screenshot below)

    If the settings are grayed out, then you have notifications turned off for this app/sender.

    Turn On or Off Notification Sound from Senders in Windows 10-notification_sound_settings-2.png

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






    OPTION TWO

    Turn On or Off Notification Sound for All Apps and Senders in Settings


    This option is only available starting with Windows 10 build 18932 and higher.


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

    2 Click/tap on Notifications & actions on the left side, and check (on - default) or uncheck (off) Allow notifications to play sounds under Notifications on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Notification Sound from Senders in Windows 10-allow_notifications_to_play_sounds.jpg





    OPTION THREE

    Turn On or Off Notification Sound for All Apps and Senders using REG file


    This option is only available starting with Windows 10 build 18932 and higher.


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


    2 Turn On Notification Sound for All Apps and Senders

    This is the default setting.


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

    Turn_ON_allow_notifications_to_play_sounds.reg

    Download

    (Content of REG file for reference)
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Notifications\Settings]
    "NOC_GLOBAL_SETTING_ALLOW_NOTIFICATION_SOUND"=-


    3 Turn Off Notification Sound for All Apps and Senders

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

    Turn_OFF_allow_notifications_to_play_sounds.reg

    Download

    (Content of REG file for reference)
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Notifications\Settings]
    "NOC_GLOBAL_SETTING_ALLOW_NOTIFICATION_SOUND"=dword:00000000

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


    That's it,
    Shawn Brink





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    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #1

    Tutorial update to add option 3.
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