Windows 10 Tutorials 43 – How To Show Or Hide Notifications

Welcome to our series of tutorials on the Microsoft Windows 10 that help you understand the features of the upcoming Windows 10.

This tutorial will show you how to hide or show notifications in Windows 10.

Windows 10 introduces a new feature of collecting and showing notification alerts from traditional as well as modern Windows apps.

Whenever there are new notifications, these are assembled and sorted by app name and time in the Action Center. Once the Action Center gets a new notification, these are displayed in the form of a small banner above the taskbar to give you the update.

Steps to show or hide notification:

To ‘Show’ a notification:

  1. Left click on the Action Center icon to view the notifications
  2. If you have hidden notifications, right click and hold on the Action Center system icon. Now click on Show notifications (as shown in the screenshot below)


To ‘Hide’ a notification:

  1. Right click and hold on the Action Center system icon
  2. Click on Hide notifications for, and select 1 hour, 3 hours, or 8 hours depending on your preference (as shown in the screenshot below)


Note: You can put your cursor on ‘Action Center’ (without clicking on it), to see the time left to get the new notification.

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1 thought on “Windows 10 Tutorials 43 – How To Show Or Hide Notifications”

  1. Too bad they don’t have an option to hide notifications for more than 8 hours, maybe even permanently. At least a 24 hour option should be included.


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