Notifications are a great function – they can grab your attention when you’re busy elsewhere and remind and inform you of important info… unfortunately, they can also interrupt you and give you not-so-important info.
If you don’t want to be disturbed by a certain app or you just want to have some peace and quiet, here’s how to disable app notifications.
First, open your Privacy window by pressing the Windows key, typing “Privacy” and pressing Enter. Then, scroll down a little until you come across the Notifications option on the left. Click on it and you’ll find your options there.
The first option is a global one – if you are the administrator and there are multiple accounts on the machine, you can use it to suppress all notifications for all users. In most cases, the option you want is a little lower – you’ll see one that allows you to turn your notifications off entirely, and below that, settings for each individual app (that wants to send you notifications).
By disabling all notifications for yourself, you may end up restricting the functionality of some of them. They may ask for permission back when you restart them.
Tip: If the user notifications are turned off by the admin and you want notifications anyway, you’ll have to ask the administrator to turn them on for you – changing the options for your specific account won’t work without the top option being enabled.