Disabling Microsoft Windows 10 notifications can be a blessing if you have the tendency of getting a lot of them. You always have the option of checking the notifications yourself later and not have to deal with those distracting notifications.
Don’t get me wrong, notifications are obviously useful, but there are times when they do more harm than good. With the following tips, you’ll be able to turn off all kinds of Windows notifications.
How to Disable Balloon Notifications
To turn off balloon notifications press the “Windows” and “R” button to open the Run box. Once it’s open, type “regedit” and the Windows registry should open. Carefully look for this key:
Create a new key by right-clicking on the right pane and select “New“, > “DWORD (32-bit” value)“.
Once you’ve created it, you’ll need to name it “Enable BalloonTips“. You’ll need to right-click on your recently created key and click on “Modify“. In the “Value Data” box, make sure that the number there is zero. For the changes to be permanent, you’ll need to restart your computer.
How to Turn Off Badge Notifications on Microsoft Edge
Badge notifications can be seen on supported Universal Windows Platform apps and on the Action Center button in the taskbar that display an alert a particular app needs to show you.
If you would rather not see these notifications, you can easily disable them by doing the following. Press the Windows key and the I key to open the Settings app. Select “Personalization” > “Taskbar” > Toggle off the “Show badges on the taskbar buttons” option.
Keep in mind that these instructions won’t prevent the notifications from appearing in the Action Center button. To turn off the app and badge icons for the button, you’ll need to right-click on the “Action Center” button in the right corner of the taskbar.
Choose Don’t show apps and Don’t show the number of new notifications. If you scroll down a tad bit more, you can also disable the “Show My People” notifications. Just toggle off the option, and the notifications should disappear.
How to Disable General Notifications
Disabling general notifications is also an easy task. Just click on the “Action Center” icon and click on the “All settings” option.
Once in Settings, select “System” > “Notifications & Actions” on the left side of your display. Under “Notifications“, you’ll see everything you can turn off notifications for. For example, you can turn notifications off for:
- Show notifications on the lock screen
- Show reminders and incoming VoIP calls on the lock screen
- Get notifications from apps and other senders
- Get tips, tricks, and suggestion as you use Windows
- Show me the Windows welcome experience after updates and occasionally when I sign in to highlight what’s new and suggested
They should all be toggled on by default. Just click on the button to quickly turn them off. If you scroll down a tad bit more, you can also turn off notifications from senders such as “Cortana“, “Microsoft Store”, “OneDrive” and more.
Notifications are meant to keep on you informed, but sometimes, they can go a bit too far. With these tips, you can finally keep those notifications under control and concentrate on whatever it is you’re doing.