How to Adjust the Number of Flashes for Taskbar Programs in Windows 11

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The article gives a step-by-step guide on how to change the foreground flash count for taskbar apps in Windows 11. The default setting flashes the taskbar apps seven times, but users can adjust this setting including setting it to flash indefinitely. The change is made through the Windows Registry.

This article describes the steps to change the foreground flash count for taskbar apps in Windows 11.

We recently showed you how to enable or disable “Show flashing on taskbar apps” in Windows 11 to get the user’s attention when specific actions are required.

By default, Windows will flash the taskbar apps 7 times and then stop. However, if you feel 7 is too short of a time to notify users, you can adjust that setting in Windows.

You can change how long to show flashing taskbar apps. You can also have taskbar apps flash indefinitely if you don’t want to miss significant changes.

Below is how to do that.

How to change foreground flash count for taskbar app in Windows 11

As described above, by default, Windows will flash the taskbar apps for 7 seconds and then stop to get your attention when specific actions are required.

Below is how to the flash count in Windows 11.

Open Windows Registry

To change the flash count, open Windows Registry.

Then expand the tree path below:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

On the Desktop pane on the right, double-click on the ForegroundFlashCount DWORD to open it.

windows 11 foreground flash count registry
Windows 11 foreground flash count registry

By default, it is set to 7. First, select the Decimal under Base, then choose the time you want taskbar apps to flash when actions are needed.

A value of 0 will flash indefinitely.

windows 11 edit foreground flash count in registry
Windows 11 edits the foreground flash count in the registry

Click OK to save your settings, and you are done.

Related post:

How to enable or disable show flashing on taskbar apps in Windows 11

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