I bet you find the number of notifications you receive in Windows 10 annoying. The truth is that some are important, but most are unnecessary. Windows 10 adopted this concept of notifications, and now almost any application installed on the system can send one to you. If you are tired of excessive notifications, there are several ways to disable them. Here we will talk about how you can reduce the number of notifications on your computer.
Turn off app notifications
If you want to disable notifications completely, you can use Focus Assist. This is a recent feature of Windows and allows you to control the level of notifications you receive. To enter it, open Settings (Windows + i), choose System and then Concentration Assistant.
You can disable all notifications, except for priority apps. In this case, you will have to customize a list of priority applications. Or you can just turn off all notifications except alarms.
You also have the ability to configure automatic rules such as Concentration Assistant times. You can activate the Focus Assist during a certain period during the day, or when you are mirroring your screen or when you are simply playing a video game.
Disable notifications for an app
If you have an app that is harassing you with notifications, you can also disable notifications for that app. Windows gives you precise control of the notifications you want to receive. To disable notifications for an app, go to Settings and then System. Open Notifications and actions and scroll down to a section that says Get notifications from these senders. Now find the app for which you want to disable notifications and click the corresponding switch to disable them.
You can also click to explore more settings on that particular app. You can disable notifications or just notification banners. Apart from that, you can control the notification sound and its behavior on the lock screen. Finally, you can adjust the number of notifications that are displayed in the Action Center or decide the priority of the selected applications.
As you can see, Windows gives you absolute control over notifications. You can customize every aspect of these. In much the same way, you can change the notification settings for other apps. You can selectively enable some apps and disable notifications for others.