In Windows 8, you can configure what applications can send you notifications, where you get notified and of course, if you get notified.

You can get to this from the Charms > Settings > More PC Settings > Notifications

  • There are options to turn app notifications off or on.
  • You can decide whether you show app notifications on the lock screen
  • You decide if the notifications should be silent or have some sort of sound

Finally, below that it shows a list of apps that you can control notifications for.

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