System Customize Focus Assist Priority List in Windows 11

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

Focus assist allows you to avoid distracting notifications when you need to stay focused, and is set by default to activate automatically under certain conditions.

To stay focused, you can choose which notifications you would like to see and hear, and the rest will go straight to the Notification Center (Win+N) where you can see them any time.
  • Off - Get all notifications from your apps and contacts.
  • Priority only (on) - See only selected notifications from the priority list.
  • Alarms only (on) - Hide all notifications, except for alarms.
Automatic rules allows you to choose the times and activities when you do not want to be disturbed and focus assist will turn on automatically even if focus assist is currently turned off.

You can turn on Show a summary of what I missed when focus assist was on to be sent a notification when you exit from focus assist about what was redirected to Action Center. Deselect this to deactivate this notification.

This tutorial will show you how to customize the focus assist priority list for your account in Windows 11.


Here's How:

1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on System on the left side, and click/tap on Focus assist on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on the Customize priority list on the right side under Focus Assist > Priority only. (see screenshot below)

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4 Perform the following actions you want to customize your priority list for notifications: (see screenshot below)

Calls, texts, and reminders
  • Check or uncheck Show incoming calls, including VoIP.
  • Check or uncheck Show reminders, regardless of app used.
People

Only apps (ex: Mail, Skype, Calling, Messaging) that support this feature will show notifications from contacts (people) you add.

  • Check or uncheck Show notifications from pinned contacts on taskbar.
  • Add or remove contacts from your People app.
Apps

Show notifications only from the apps you add.

  • Add or remove apps.

5 When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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ThrashZone

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Hi,
Off is usually a word used to disable all notifications not turn them all on
Now where's the reg files lol
 

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