How to Selectively Disable App Notifications in Windows 10

Nancy Messieh 03-10-2017

While it’s probably wise to turn off all notifications when giving a presentation with your computer, there are other reasons why you might want to disable certain desktop alerts. For example, if one particular app is excessive with its notifications, you can turn off alerts for that specific app.

  1. Go to Settings > Notifications and Actions.
  2. Scroll down to Get notifications from these senders or Show notifications from these apps.
  3. You can selectively toggle on and off any apps that offer notifications in the Windows 10 Action Center How to Customize & Disable the Windows 10 Action Center The Windows 10 Action Center is a tool for power users. It collects all your important notifications and key system shortcuts in the Taskbar. We'll show you how to configure your Action Center to perfection. Read More .

How to Selectively Disable App Notifications in Windows 10 Windows10 App Notifications

If you’re doing a presentation and want to just turn off all notifications for a limited time, go to Settings > Notifications and Actions and toggle off Get notifications from apps and other senders.

You can also toggle notifications on the lock screen on and off, hide notifications when you’re duplicating your screen, and disable or enable Windows 10 tips and suggestions as you use the OS.

You can see the process in action in the video below:

Do you prefer to keep your app notifications on or off? Are there any particular offenders that you find you just have to turn off? Let us know in the comments.


Related topics: Notification, Windows 10, Windows Action Center, Windows Tricks.

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  1. bill
    December 18, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    It would be good if the authors of these articles would preview them before publication so that the instructions were correct. One must be a geek in order to follow thru.
    Go to Settings > Notifications and Actions. == you can't get there from here you must go to someplace else first...............
    Go to Settings > SYSTEM > Notifications and Actions

  2. Jk
    December 15, 2018 at 8:00 am

    How do you turn off low disk space notifications permanently?