If you have a lot of apps on your PC or if certain settings are enabled, you can get a lot of notifications. Fortunately, you can easily disable app notifications in Windows 10.
In the Action Center of Windows 10 you can conveniently see all notifications at a glance. Some apps, such as Facebook and Twitter, are very generous with their notifications. And bloatware that may reside on your computer regularly sends notifications about antivirus software subscriptions and other unwanted items. If you have a lot of apps on your PC that constantly send notifications, this can be quite disturbing. Also read: Make Windows 10 faster and better in 15 steps.
Fortunately, it is possible to disable app notifications. Here we show you how to disable them per app and how to make sure that no app can send notifications anymore.
Disable all app notifications
If you would like to stop receiving notifications from any app, you can disable all app notifications entirely.
Go to Start > Settings > System and click on the left panel Notifications and actions. Put in the right panel under the headernotifications the switch at App notificationson from. From now on, the apps on your PC will no longer send notifications to the Action Center.
Disable notifications for specific apps
Are there certain apps that send too many notifications while you would like to receive notifications from other apps? Then you can indicate per app whether it is allowed to send notifications to the Action Center or not.
Go to Start > Settings > System and click on the left panel Notifications and actions. In the right panel, scroll down to the headerShow notifications from these apps and turn the switches on the apps you no longer want to receive notifications from from. If there are apps that you do want to receive notifications from, you need to turn on the switch for these apps On to make.
Disable the Action Center
If you're not a fan of the Action Center at all and never actually use it, you can also disable it completely. This is not possible via the regular settings of Windows 10. You have to adjust the registry for this.
In the search bar, type the text regedit and press Enter. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE > Policies > Microsoft > Windows > Explorer and in an empty area of the right panel, right-click and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) value. Name this value DisableNotificationCenter. Double click on it and change its value to 1. click on OK and close the window. To apply the changes, you must restart your PC.
If at some point you still want the Action Center back, you'll need to go back to . in Regedit HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE > Policies > Microsoft > Windows > Explorer navigate and the value of the registry key DisableNotificationCenter on 0 to make. Restart your PC to apply the change.
Note: If you are only bothered by annoying intrusive notifications, it is not a good idea to disable the Action Center as you will miss out on important messages about your system. In that case, it is better to disable all app notifications or notifications from certain apps, as described above in the first and second tip.