How to disable Windows 10 notifications | Digital Trends Spanish

Notifications are useful, of course. They keep you abreast of the messages you receive and other things that require your attention. On the other hand, notifications can also become a constant annoyance while trying to work (or play, or watch a series). You don’t have to find out everything NOW. Keep them under control: we explain here how to disable notifications in Windows 10.

Disable Windows 10 notifications

Step 1: Open the menu Windows Settings pressing the Windows keys and “I”. Failing that, search Setting in the Windows 10 search bar and click the corresponding result.

Step 2: Click on Notifications and Actions in the menu on the left. This will take you to a screen that provides access to all the settings related to notifications and the Action Center.

Step 3: Click on the icon System, then select Notifications and Actions in the menu on the left.

Step 4: If you want to change the quick actions or all the actions that appear in your Action Center, you can click Edit your quick actions. This will open a side panel on the right where you can customize the different alerts that appear here. Most of the dashboard will be filled with recent alerts or actions you took. But look at the bottom and you will see icons for different “kinds” of notifications. Click on Expand to get the full view. You can click on the little pin symbols for each notification type to remove them, or you can go to Add at the bottom to add more notifications until you only have what you want to see.

Step 5: Search the subtitle Notifications, where you will see a series of alternatives for various types of notifications. The following is a list of the settings that you can enable or disable on this screen:

  • Receive notifications from applications and other senders.
  • Show notifications on the lock screen.
  • Show incoming VoIP calls, reminders, and alarms on the lock screen.
  • Hide notifications when mirroring my screen.
  • Get tips, tricks, and tips while using Windows.

Turn them off to your liking. If you don’t want any, make sure they are turned off. If it is not yet built into your system, you will need to install the particular application for which you want to see notifications.

Temporarily mute notifications

If you don’t want to disable Windows 10 notifications, but you do want to hide them, you can use a tool to temporarily silence them with the Focus Assist.

Step 1: Open the Activity Center by pressing the icon Notification on the far right of the Windows taskbar, or by pressing the Windows keys and “A”.

Step 2: Click on the moon icon to enable Focus Assist. This will hide all notifications by default between midnight and 6am.

Step 3: You can customize it further by right clicking on the moon icon and going to Setting. This will allow you to change the timing and priority levels of notifications, either during a more specific time or even when you’re playing.

Permanently mute notifications

Is it the notification sound that bothers you? Thanks to a late 2019 update from Microsoft, you can turn off all notification sounds in Windows so everything appears silent from now on. To activate this function, go back to Settinggo to System and then to Notifications and actions. If your Windows PC is completely up to date, you will be able to look at the check boxes and see an option that says Allow, in case you want the notifications to play sounds.

Bonus track: How to remove notifications

Notifications are a phenomenal tool for keeping up with the hustle and bustle of our digital lives. However, when they are excessive, they can saturate the Activities Center and prevent you from seeing the most important ones.

To dismiss notifications individually, click the icon of the Action Center located on the right side of the Windows taskbar and hover over the notification you want to dismiss. Then click on the X button, located to the right of the notice. You can also swipe a notification to the right to quickly dismiss it.

You can remove all notifications for a given app by clicking on the X button to the right of the application pool list or click Erase everything to close all notifications from all apps.

Note: In the spirit of being better connected, notifications from Windows 10 they will be discarded on other Windows devices when you reject them in the Action Center on your desktop.

Customize notifications for each application

In Windows 10, you can choose to hear or see a combination of notifications with sounds and a banner pop-up in the lower-right corner of the screen. You can also configure multiple apps to only show notifications within the Action Center.

To access this alternative, open the section Notifications within Setting. Scroll down and click on the name of the application you want to adjust, where you will access a more advanced notification menu. Then simply turn the preferences of your choice on or off. If you want to receive notifications of banner, sounds or none.

Here are the settings you can configure for most app notifications:

  • Enable or disable notifications.
  • Enable or disable banners, the boxes that appear for each notification and then disappear.
  • Determine if you want to keep notifications private on the lock screen.
  • Turn notifications on or off in the Action Center
  • Determine if a sound is played for notifications from that app.
  • Indicate how many notifications are visible in the Action Center before the “Show more” drop-down menu appears: one, three, five, 10 or 20 notifications,
  • Determine the priority of notifications, allowing notifications from one application to appear over other less important notifications from the application.

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