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 notifications 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.

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)

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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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