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    Change How Long to Show Notifications in Windows 10

    How to Change How Long to Show Notifications in Windows 10
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    29 Nov 2019
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    How to Change How Long to Show Notifications 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 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


    EXAMPLE: Notification
    Change How Long to Show Notifications in Windows 10-windows_10_notification.png






    OPTION ONE

    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 Display 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)

    The default time is 5 seconds.


    3 You can now close Settings if you like.

    Change How Long to Show Notifications in Windows 10-ease_of_access_settings.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    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)

    Change How Long to Show Notifications in Windows 10-show_notifications_for_in_ease_of_access-1.jpg

    . 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)

    The default time is 5 seconds.

    Change How Long to Show Notifications in Windows 10-show_notifications_for_in_ease_of_access-2.jpg

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






    OPTION THREE

    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

    Change How Long to Show Notifications in Windows 10-show_notifications_for_in_regedit-1.jpg

    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)

    The default time is 5 seconds. Entering anything lower then 5 seconds will still have a 5 second wait.

    Change How Long to Show Notifications in Windows 10-show_notifications_for_in_regedit-2.png

    6 You can now close Registry Editor if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. throkr's Avatar
    Posts : 51
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #1

    Time priority


    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. Brink's Avatar
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       #2

    Hello throkr, :)

    In that case usually the app's setting will override.
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  3. throkr's Avatar
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       #3

    I see, thanks !
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    Anytime. :)
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  5. Eaglepi's Avatar
    Posts : 184
    Windows 10 Pro Ver. 1803 (OS Build 17134.753 )
       #5

    Brink said:
    Let's see a screenshot of your Notifications and Focus Assist settings to see if anything may stand out.


    Change How Long to Show Notifications in Windows 10

    Is there any way to set my notifications for longer than 5 minutes ? I have followed your tutorials and only see 5 minutes the longest time to have notification to stay on. Before the may update my notifications would go off until I saw them and dismissed them.

    I use my alarms for taking my pills and if I am not at my computer and it is past 5 minutes now they just go into the action center and stop going off and many times I have forgot to take the pills or at best several hours later.

    Anyway to change so they go off until I dismiss them??Is there any way to set my notifications for longer than 5 minutes ? I have followed your tutorials and only see 5 minutes the longest time to have notification to stay on. Before the may update my notifications would go off until I saw them and dismissed them.

    I use my alarms for taking my pills and if I am not at my computer and it is past 5 minutes now they just go into the action center and stop going off and many times I have forgot to take the pills or at best several hours later.

    Anyway to change so they go off until I dismiss them??For now, you can set to have your notifications stay open longer to help some.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       #6

    Hello @Eaglepi,

    You could try setting a longer time using option 3 to see how it works for you.
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  7. Eaglepi's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro Ver. 1803 (OS Build 17134.753 )
       #7

    Brink said:
    Hello @Eaglepi,

    You could try setting a longer time using option 3 to see how it works for you.
    Thanks for the quick reply,

    So I want the notifications to go off until I dismiss them so I decided to set it to 6 hours. I clicked decimal then did the following math. 60 X 60 = 3600 X 6 = 21600 I changed the default 5 to 21600 So now the notifications should go off at least 6 hours or until dismissed, correct?

    Thanks again
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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    Eaglepi said:
    Thanks for the quick reply,

    So I want the notifications to go off until I dismiss them so I decided to set it to 6 hours. I clicked decimal then did the following math. 60 X 60 = 3600 X 6 = 21600 I changed the default 5 to 21600 So now the notifications should go off at least 6 hours or until dismissed, correct?

    Thanks again

    That would be correct, but we'll see if it anything over 5 minutes will work.
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  9. Eaglepi's Avatar
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    Brink said:
    That would be correct, but we'll see if it anything over 5 minutes will work.
    I will keep this thread open and update everyone

    Thanks again

    - - - Updated - - -

    Didn't work it still went into the control center after 5 minute
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