“Notifications” is the section of PC Settings where you come to configure all the notification-related settings for Metro apps.

How to Access It

  • Invoke Settings Charm either through the Charms Bar or key combo “Win + I”.
  • Select “Change PC Settings” option located at the bottom of the Settings Charm pane. This will launch PC Settings.
  • Select “Notifications” tab from the left pane of PC Settings.

The general notification settings include the following.

  • You can specify whether or not you want to see any notification at all.
  • You can enable/disable notifications on the lock screen. This will remove all the widgets from the lock screen leaving only date, time and the wallpaper.
  • Set whether or not the notifications should arrive with sound.

Besides that, you can toggle notifications from an individual application. If you don’t want to hear from a specific application, you can simply turn the notifications off for that app.

As shown in the above image, I have turned off notifications from Music; I know, after all, what song I am listening to!

Also, I have disabled annoying notifications from Messaging and from Internet Explorer.

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of EyeOnWindows.com, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (www.learnabouttheweb.com) and The Redmond Cloud (https://www.theredmondcloud.com).

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