Overview – Turn Off Notifications in Windows
It seems that your workflow is usually obstructed by the untimely notifications displayed on the bottom right side of your desktop during work or while gaming. At this point, locating the cursor to turn off the notification repeatedly is time-consuming and distracting.
The desktop notifications are usually displayed by the programs running in the background and the websites for which you’ve manually allowed the notifications to be received on every new article published.
By the end of this article, you’ll be able to disable notifications in Windows:
1. Turn Off Notifications using Windows Settings
Step 1: Open the Windows Settings from the Start menu or press the “Windows Logo key + I” key combination on the keyboard.
Step 2: Select the “System” tab from the left sidebar and click the “Notifications” option.
Step 3: Toggle off the notification button to turn off all notifications at once or Manually toggle off the programs for which you don’t want to receive notifications.
Note: It’s recommended to turn off the notifications manually rather than all at once otherwise some important notifications such as the battery, security, updates, and maintenance alerts will also be disabled.
2. Turn Off Notifications using Group Policy Editor (GPO)
Step 1: In the Start menu, search for Group Policy Editor and open it or press the “Windows Logo key + R” key combination to open Windows Run, type: gpedit.msc and hit the enter key.
Step 2: Navigate to the following path:
User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar and double-click the “Remove Notifications and Action Center” option.
Step 3: Select the “Enabled” option to remove notifications and action center.
Step 4: Restart your device to make changes take effect. The next time you boot your device, the notifications and action center will be disabled.
3. Turn Off Notifications using Registry Editor
Step 1: Type and open the “Registry Editor” from the Start menu or press the “Windows Logo key + R” key combination on the keyboard, type “regedit” (without quotation marks) and hit the enter key.
Step 2: Navigate to the following path:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PushNotifications and double-click the “ToastEnabled” option on the right pane.
Step 3: The setting appears in a new window. Set the value data from “1” to “0” and press the “OK” button.
Step 4: Restart your device to make changes take effect. The next time you boot your device, the notifications and action center will not be visible.
4. Turn Off Notifications using Focus Assist
Step 1: Open the Windows Settings from the Start menu or press the “Windows Logo key + I” key combination on your keyboard.
Step 2: Select the “System” tab from the left sidebar and click the “Focus Assist” option on the right pane.
Step 3: You’ll see the following options:
- Priority Mode – You’ll manually choose the notifications that you want to receive, the remaining notifications will remain disabled.
- Alarms Only – This option will disable all the notifications exluding the alarms.
- Off – Turns off the ‘Focus Assist’ and you’ll receive all the notifications.
Out of the three options above, you’ve to manually select the option depending on your requirements.
5. Disable Notification Icons on the Taskbar
Step 1: Right-click the taskbar and select the “Taskbar Settings” option.
Step 2: Expand the “Taskbar Overflow” section and manually toggle on or off the icons that you want to show or hide at the taskbar.
In this article, we’ve covered how to disable notifications on Windows 11.
While receiving alerts from all of your applications may seem like a good idea, they may be irritating and annoying. The alerts will require time and effort to read and reply to since they appear over whatever you’re doing. If you’re attempting to accomplish something vital or the notification is irrelevant, this might be really frustrating.
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