Tired of frequent banner alerts from applications on the Windows 10 desktop? Do you want to turn off all notifications or even notifications for apps that bother you the most? In this guide, you will see how to do it.
Notifications are a great way for apps to keep users informed. However, at times you may find that your alerts distract you from your actual work. For example, if you are constantly receiving new e-mail notifications coming to your computer, you may want to turn off Email notifications in Mail.
Fortunately, recent versions of Windows 10 offer many settings and options to change the default notification behavior. In this guide, we will show you how to turn off notifications for all applications, or for a specific application, as well as turn off banner notifications or the action center only.
Important: We do not recommend disabling notifications for antivirus programs or programs that you have installed to improve security, as this may prevent your protection program from alerting you to a virus or malware.
Turn off all notifications for all applications in Windows 10
Step 1: Open the Settings app. Go to System> Notifications and Actions.
Step 2: In the Notifications section, clear the "Receive notifications from apps and other senders" option. Disabling this option will turn off banner and action center notifications for all applications installed on your computer.
Turn off notifications for a specific application
Step 1: Go to System> Notifications and Actions.
Step 2: Here, in the Notifications section, scroll down a bit and locate the application for which you want to turn off notifications (banner and action center notifications). Change the position of the switch to Off to turn off all kinds of alerts from the selected application or program.
Disable only desktop banner (bottom right corner) or action center notifications for a specific application
Step 1: Go to Settings> Notifications and Actions.
Step 2: On this page, scroll down to see the Get Notifications section and locate the application you are interested in.
And if you want to turn off only the desktop banner or just the action center notification, click on the application registration.
Step 3: On the page that appears, uncheck "Show notification banner" to turn off desktop notifications for this application. Clear the "Show notifications in the action center" option to stop the application from displaying notifications in the action center.
When you are on this page, you can also turn off notification tones for the selected application, the number of visible notifications from the application in the action center, and the priority of notifications (in the action center).