How to Customize Notifications in Windows 10

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to set up or customize the notifications and quick action center on Windows 10.

Windows 10 features a new way to present desktop notifications which you can find on the bottom right side of the Windows Taskbar.

The upper part of the notification pane shows Tips and App notifications, and the lower part shows a series of Quick Action buttons.

Windows 10 improves on the notification area to include more programs and applications that can notify and alert you about potential issues or warnings as well as basic information like event reminders.

When Windows 10 notifications, you can:

  • Show notifications on the lock screen.
  • Show reminders and incoming calls on the lock screen.
  • Show Windows welcome experience after an update.
  • Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows
  • Get notifications from apps and features

and more

When you’re ready to learn how to configure Windows notification and quick action center, follow the steps below:

Windows System Settings app

Windows 10 has a centralized location for the majority of its settings. Everything can be done from system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows from its System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the left bottom corner of the image below:

Windows 10 Start Settings

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 Windows Settings, click System

Windows system notifications & actions

When you select System, it should open the System pane.

From there, select Notifications & action from the left corner of your screen shown in the image below.

Windows 10 Notifications and actions

You can customize what notifications Windows 10 presents you in the sidebar by choosing the apps and features that can show notifications and alerts.

You can also control how these notifications get delivered and what time of the day.

Windows 10 quick action

Setup notifications & Quick actions in Windows

You can set up different settings and customize what notifications Windows 10 will show.

You add, remove and rearrange Windows quick actions directly from the center of the quick action. Click the Edit your quick action link to begin.

By default, notifications from apps and other senders are enabled. You can turn it off to disable it.

You can also set up the time you do and don’t want notifications by clicking the Focus assist settings link.

You can also turn off notifications from the individual app by switching their buttons.

Windows 10 quick actions

That should do it!


This post shows you how to set up and customize Windows 10 notifications and the center of the quick action. If you find any error above, please use the form below to report.