Setting the Notification Priority for Startup Apps in Windows 11

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The article details the process of changing the Startup App Notification priority in Windows 11, a feature that can notify users when a new app initiates at startup. It explains how to select three types of priority – normal, high, or top – via the System Settings interface. This function is not enabled by default…

This article describes steps to change the Startup App Notification priority in Windows 11.

A few days ago, we showed you how to enable or disable Startup App Notification in Windows 11. In that post, we described that Windows can now notify users whenever a new app registers itself to run at startup.

This feature is turned off or disabled by default.

Not only can you enable or disable Startup App Notification, but you can also choose how to display these notifications.

There are three priority types: Normal, High, and Top.

Normal priority notifications will show below High priority. High priority will show above Normal. Top priority notifications will be shown at the top of the Notification Center.

Below is how to do that.

How to change startup app notification priority in Windows 11

As described above, Windows allows you to choose how Startup App Notification is displayed on the screen.

Below is how to choose that.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for the majority of its settings. As a result, everything can be done, from system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows from its System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + I shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings, as shown in the image below:

windows 11 new settings button
Windows 11 new settings button

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In the Windows Settings app, click System on the left.

windows 11 system in settings app
Windows 11 system in the settings app

On the right, select the Notifications tile to expand.

windows 11 system notifications tile
Windows 11 system notifications tile

On the System -> Notifications settings pane, under Notifications from apps and other senders, click on the Startup App Notification tile to expand.

windows 11 startup app notification tile expand
Windows 11 startup app notification tile expand.

On the System -> Notification -> Startup App Notification settings pane, turn on Notification at the top.

Then, choose the priority type to display on your screen as highlighted below.

  • Top – Show at the top of the notification center.
  • High – Show above-normal priority notifications in the notification center.
  • Normal – Show below high-priority notifications in the notification center.
windows 11 startup app notification priority options
Windows 11 startup app notification priority options

Make your selection and close the Settings app.

Related post:

How to enable or disable Startup App Notification in Windows 11

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to change the Startup App Notification priority in Windows 11. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors above or have something to add.

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