Accessibility Change How Long Notifications Stay Open in Windows 11


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Notifications are alerts from apps, system, and other senders.

Windows 11 shows notification banners on the lock screen and at the lower-right corner of the screen above the taskbar on the main display.

A notification banner will stay open for only 5 seconds by default until automatically dismissed to the Notification Center.

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This tutorial will show you how to change how long to show notifications above the taskbar corner until dismissed for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Change How Long Notifications Stay Open in Settings
  • Option Two: Change How Long Notifications Stay Open in Control Panel
  • Option Three: Change How Long Notifications Stay Open in Registry Editor


EXAMPLE: notification banner above taskbar corner

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Option One

Change How Long Notifications Stay Open in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Accessibility on the left side, and click/tap on Visual effects on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Open Visual effects settings

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3 Select the Dismiss notifications after this amount of time you want in the drop menu. (see screenshot below)

The default time is 5 seconds.


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4 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Change How Long Notifications Stay Open in Control Panel


1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Ease of Access Center icon.

2 Click/tap on the Use the computer without a display link in the Ease of Access Center. (see screenshot below)

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3 Under the Adjust time limits and flashing visuals section, select the How long should Windows notification dialog boxes stay open? you want in the drop down menu, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

The default time is 5 seconds.


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4 You can now close the Control Panel if you like.




Option Three

Change How Long Notifications Stay Open in Registry Editor


1 Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe).

2 If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes to approve.

3 Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility

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4 In the right pane of the Accessibility key, double click/tap on the MessageDuration DWORD value to modify it. (see screenshot above)

5 Select (dot) Decimal, type in how many seconds (1 minute = 60 seconds) you want the show time to be, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

The default time is 5 seconds.

Entering anything lower then 5 seconds will still have a 5 second show time.


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6 Close Registry Editor.

7 Either sign out and sign in or restart the computer to apply.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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