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How to Enable or Disable Notifications in Windows 10 Action Center 💻💬👨‍💻

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Hello everybody! In this video, I’m going to tell you about
Action Center in Windows operating system: how you can configure and use it, and how
to disable notifications. The Action Center notifies the user on various
events in the work of a specific program or the entire system. For example, there can be antivirus notifications,
system messages about the hard disk having little free space left, or notifications about
how a particular program works. Windows Action Center is quite easy to use,
and it can be quickly configured to suit anyone’s needs. Its messages pop up in the lower right corner
of the desktop (a bit over the system tray) when an application needs to inform you on
an action or on the status of the operating system. If you don’t close the notification, it
will disappear automatically in six seconds. Any time there are new notifications, the
Windows Action Center icon in the system tray turns white and shows the number of new notifications. If there are no new messages, the icon is
empty and without any figures.

To open the Action Center, click on that icon. On the right, you will see a pop-up panel
showing all latest notifications, and if there are several of them, they will be grouped
by application. Clicking on any notification will open the
window of the program that sent it, or the window containing certain system settings,
depending on what kind of message you see. Such windows may suggest an action to be taken,
or just inform you on the program or system status. Sometimes the result of your action when clicking
on a certain message is explained in the notification.

For example, if there are updates available
for the operating system or certain applications, the notification says that such updates will
be installed when you click on the message. How to clear notifications in Windows Action
Center It’s quite easy to clear such notifications
– just bring the mouse pointer over a specific message and you will see the Clear button
(fashioned like a cross). To clear the notification, just click on the
button. After you clear a notification, it can’t
be restored. You can also clear an entire group of notifications
for a selected application by positioning the mouse pointer on the application name
and clicking on the Clear button which appears. If you need to remove all the messages, just
click on “Clear all” button in the lower right corner of the screen.

Configure and disable notifications To configure notifications, open Settings
by clicking on the Start button, then go to System / Notifications & Actions. In the Notifications section you will see
the list of settings for such messages. “Show notifications on the lock screen”
– if you want to prevent any notifications from appearing when the screen is locked,
disable this option by dragging the slider to Off position. “Show alarms, reminders and incoming VoIP
calls on the lock screen” – when you disable notifications in the lock screen, you’ll
still be shown reminders and incoming calls – drag this slider to Off position to get
rid of them. The other two settings are “Show me the
Windows welcome experience after updates and occasionally when I sign in to highlight what’s
new and suggested” and “Get tips, tricks and suggestions as you use Windows” – if
you’re not interested in such tips, suggestions, new functions or updates, you can disable
this one as well. The setting “Get notifications from apps
and other senders” lets you disable all notifications in one move. To do it, drag the slider to the Off position.

The changes will be applied to notification
settings immediately. Below, you can see the next section, “Get
notifications from these senders.” Here you can disable notifications for a specific
program from the list. If you are annoyed by messages from a certain
application, just set its slider to Off position. To view extra settings, left-click on the
application and another page will open. In this page, you can disable notifications
of an application, choose to show notification banners or not, decide if you want to keep
notifications private in the lock screen, show notifications in the Action Center or
play sounds when notifications arrive. You can also control the number of notifications
visible and set priority for such messages. This list may not display all programs, and
some of them may have their own notification settings. To change them, you should open the program’s
settings. Disable Action Center with the registry
In addition to disabling such messages in the settings, you can also do it with the
registry.

To do it, open the Run window by pressing
Win+R key shortcut and enter “regedit”
Then follow the path HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PushNotifications Right-click on the right side of the editor
and select “New / DWORD (32-bit) Value,” give it the name “ToastEnabled,” and leave
its value data at 0 (zero). Then you’ll have to restart the computer. After that, notifications will no longer annoy
you. To remove the Action Center from the system
tray, there are two ways – with the registry or with the local group policy editor. In the Registry Editor, follow the path
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer If there is no line called “Explorer”,
it should be created, and then, add a DWORD32 value with the name “DisableNotificationCenter”
and value data 1. To enable the center again after you have
disabled it this way, just delete that value or change its value data to 0. Disable Action Center with the Local Group
Policy Editor To disable the Action Center with the Local
Group Policy Editor, open the Run window, type “gpedit.msc,” go to User Configuration
/ Administrative Templates / Start menu and Taskbar, find the value “Remove notifications
and Action Center,” open it and change its setting to “Enabled.” Then you’ll have to restart the computer
or the Windows Explorer.

To restart the Windows Explorer, open the
Task Manager; follow the link in the description to watch a video on the Task Manager and its
functions. Find the Windows Explorer and restart it,
and then the Action Center icon will disappear from the system tray. You can enable it again by restoring the settings
for this value. You can also disable the Action Center icon
by using the Control Panel: Open Settings / Personalization / Taskbar / Turn system
icons on or off, and disable it from here. That is all for now. Hit the Like button and subscribe to our channel. Leave comments to ask questions. Thank you for watching. Good luck..

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