System Turn On or Off Notifications 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.

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.


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


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
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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



That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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