System Turn On or Off Notifications in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off getting notifications from all or specific apps and other senders for your account in Windows 11.

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

Windows 11 shows notifications on the lock screen (Win+L), Notification Center (Win+N), and notification banners at the lower-right corner of the screen above the taskbar on the main display.

A sound will play by default when a notification arrives.

Reference:

Starting with Windows 11 version 22H2 KB5030310 Build 22621.2361, to minimize distractions from notification toasts, we now detect if the user is interacting with toasts or not and provide a suggestion to turn the toast banners off for such apps. This will only stop the banners from appearing, and you can still find the toasts in the notification center.

Starting with Windows 11 version 22H2 KB5030310 Build 22621.2361, notifications will now show as a bell in the system tray and when new notifications come through, the bell will colorize based on your system accent color. When there are no notifications and the clock is visible, the bell will be empty. Notification counts are no longer shown.

Notification bell in the system tray for new notifications and no notifications.


Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Notifications in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Notifications using REG file
  • Option Three: Turn On or Off Notifications for Specific Apps and Other Senders in Settings
  • Option Four: Turn Off Notifications for Specific Apps and Other Senders in Notification Center
  • Option Five: Turn Off Notifications for Specific App or Other Sender from Notification Banner
  • Option Six: Turn On or Off Notifications for Specific Apps and Other Senders in Registry Editor


EXAMPLE: notification banner above taskbar corner

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Option One

Turn On or Off Notifications in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

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


Notifications_Settings-1.png

3 Turn On (default) or Off Notifications for what you want on the right side. (see screenshots below)

Notifications_Settings-2.png
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4 You can now close Settings if you like.





Option Two

Turn On or Off Notifications using REG file


1 Do step 2 (off) or step 3 (on) below for what you want.

2 Turn Off Notifications

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_off_notifications.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PushNotifications]
"ToastEnabled"=dword:00000000

3 Turn On Notifications

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_on_notifications.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PushNotifications]
"ToastEnabled"=dword:00000001

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

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

8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.




Option Three

Turn On or Off Notifications for Specific Apps and Other Senders in Settings


This option requires notifications to be turned on from Option One or Option Two.


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

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


Notifications_Settings-1.png

3 Turn On (default) or Off specific Notifications from apps and other senders for what you want on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Notifications_Settings_specific_apps.png

4 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Four

Turn Off Notifications for Specific Apps and Other Senders in Notification Center


1 Open the Notification Center (Win+N). (see screenshots below)

2 Click/tap on the Settings (3 dots) button of the app or sender you want to turn off notifications for.

3 Click/tap on the Turn off all notifications for <app name>.

Notification_center-1.png
Notification_center-2.png





Option Five

Turn Off Notifications for Specific App or Other Sender from Notification Banner


1 When you get a notification from an app or sender you want to turn off notifications for, click/tap on the Settings (3 dots) button in its notification banner. (see screenshot below)

2 Click/tap on the Turn off all notifications for <app name>.

Notification_banner.png





Option Six

Turn On or Off Notifications for Specific Apps and Other Senders in Registry Editor


1 Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe).

2 Navigate to and expand open the Settings key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Notifications\Settings

App_and_sender_notifications_regedit-1.png

3 Do step 4 (on) or step 5 (off) below for what you want.

4 Turn On Notifications for App or Sender

This is the default setting.


A) Under Settings in the left pane of Registry Editor, click/tap on the subkey for the app or sender you want to turn on notifications for. (see screenshot below step 2)​

B) In the right pane of the app or sender, right click on the Enabled DWORD, and click/tap on Delete. (see screenshot below step 2)​

If there is not a Enabled DWORD, then notifications is already turned on for this app or sender.


C) Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)​

App_and_sender_notifications_regedit-2.png

D) When finished, go to step 6.​

5 Turn Off Notifications for App or Sender

A) Under Settings in the left pane of Registry Editor, click/tap on the subkey for the app or sender you want to turn off notifications for. (see screenshot below step 2)​

B) Right click on an empty space In the right pane of the app or sender, click/tap on New, click/tap on DWORD (32-bit) Value, and type Enabled for the name. (see screenshot below step 2)​

If there already is a Enabled DWORD set to 0, then notifications is already turned off for this app or sender.


C) When finished, go to step 6.​

6 You can now close Registry Editor if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


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