Change How Long to Show Notifications in Windows 10

    Change How Long to Show Notifications in Windows 10

    How to Change How Long to Show Notifications in Windows 10
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    How to Change How Long to Show Notifications in Windows 10

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    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 change how long to show notifications above the taskbar notification area before closing in your account in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Change How Long to Show Notifications using Settings app
    • Option Two: To Change How Long to Show Notifications using Ease of Access Center
    • Option Three: To Change How Long to Show Notifications using Registry Editor



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    Change How Long to Show Notifications in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Change How Long to Show Notifications in Windows 10
    To Change How Long to Show Notifications using Settings app

    1. Open the Settings app, and click/tap on the Ease of Access icon.

    2. Click/tap on Other options on the left side, select how long you want to Show notifications for in the drop down menu on the right side. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    The default time is 5 seconds.

    Starting in Windows 10 build 17025, you will need to click/tap on Display on the left side instead.
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    3. You can now close Settings if you like.

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    Change How Long to Show Notifications in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Change How Long to Show Notifications in Windows 10
    To Change How Long to Show Notifications using Ease of Access Center

    1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Ease of Access Center icon.

    2. Click/tap on the Use the computer without a display link in the Ease of Access Center. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Under the Adjust time limits and flashing visuals section, select How long should Windows notification dialog boxes stay open? in the drop down menu to the duration time you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: The default time is 5 seconds.

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    4. You can now close the Ease of Access Center if you like.






    Change How Long to Show Notifications in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Change How Long to Show Notifications in Windows 10
    To Change How Long to Show Notifications using Registry Editor

    1. Type regedit in the search box (Windows+S) on Start or taskbar, and press Enter to open Registry Editor.

    2. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

    3. In Registry Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility

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    4. In the right pane of the Accessibility key, double click/tap on the MessageDuration DWORD to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    5. Select (dot) Decimal, type in how many seconds (1 minute = 60 seconds) you want the duration time to be, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: The default time is 5 seconds. Entering anything lower then 5 seconds will still have a 5 second wait.

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    6. You can now close Registry Editor if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


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  1.    06 Oct 2015 #1
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    Hi Shawn,

    Just, a little practical question : some programs also have this option in their settings (MBAM, in this case). What notification delay is then applied (the system or the app setting) ?
    Thanks !
    Last edited by throkr; 06 Oct 2015 at 03:10.
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  2.    06 Oct 2015 #2
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    Hello throkr,

    In that case usually the app's setting will override.
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  3.    06 Oct 2015 #3
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    I see, thanks !
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  4.    06 Oct 2015 #4
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    Anytime.
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