System Turn On or Off Show Notifications in Notification Center in Windows 11


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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.

If you like, you can turn on or off showing notifications from specific apps and other senders in the notification center.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off show notifications in the notification center for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Show Notifications in Notification Center in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Show Notifications in Notification Center in Registry Editor


EXAMPLE: Notifications in notification center

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Option One

Turn On or Off Show Notifications in Notification Center 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)

Open Notifications settings

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3 Under Notifications from apps and other senders, click/tap on the app (ex: "Messages (via Phone Link)") you want. (see screenshot below)

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4 Check (on - default) or uncheck (off) Show notifications in notification center for what you want for this app. (see screenshot below)

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




Option Two

Turn On or Off Show Notifications in Notification Center in Registry Editor


1 Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe).

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

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

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3 Under the Settings key in the left pane, click/tap on the app (ex: "Microsoft.YourPhone_8wekyb3d8bbwe!YourPhoneMessages") you want. (see screenshot above)

4 Go to step 5 (on) or step 6 (off) for what you want for this app.

5 Turn On Show Notifications from App in Notification Center

This is the default setting.


A) In the right pane of the app's key (ex: "Microsoft.YourPhone_8wekyb3d8bbwe!YourPhoneMessages"), right click or press and hold on the ShowInActionCenter DWORD value, and click/tap on Delete. (see screenshot below step 2)​

If you do not have a ShowInActionCenter DWORD, then this app is already set to show notifications in the notification center. Go to step 7.


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

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C) Go to step 7 when finished.​

6 Turn Off Show Notifications from App in Notification Center

A) In the right pane of the app's key (ex: "Microsoft.YourPhone_8wekyb3d8bbwe!YourPhoneMessages"), double click/tap on the ShowInActionCenter DWORD value to modify it. (see screenshot below step 2)​

If you do not have a ShowInActionCenter DWORD, then right click or press and hold on an empty area in the right pane, click/tap on New, click/tap on DWORD (32-bit) Value, type ShowInActionCenter for the name, and press Enter.


B) Type 0 for the Value data, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)​

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C) Go to step 7 when finished.​

7 When finished, you can close Registry Editor if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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