How to turn off notifications while presenting in Windows 10
Windows 10 displays lots and lots of notifications. While most of them are useful and gives insight into developing system problems so that you can be prepared, and other notifications include emails, severe weather alert popup, and many others. But if you are using your computer for presenting the PowerPoint shows often, then you may probably be frustrated already and may want o turn off notifications.
Thankfully, you don’t need to disable notifications permanently, instead Windows 10 lets you configure notifications the way you want. You can choose to turn off notifications only while in presentation mode. Other idea is to switch to ‘Quiet mode’ while presenting, but there are high chances that you forget to do it. I will let you decide which option you want to use.
Windows 10 Quiet Hours mode
You can quickly enable ‘Quiet hours’ mode to disable all notification alerts all together until you toggle it back to normal mode.
Click Action Center icon on taskbar and click ‘Quiet hours’ and you are done. You will also see a – icon on the action center indicating that the Quiet mode is active.
Hide Notifications while Presenting
So if you are too busy to forget turning on the Quiet hours mode, you can simply hide notifications while presenting like using a PowerPoint in presentation mode. Note that the notifications are only hidden from popping up with the notification sound, you can still access all this notifications in the Action Center so that you won’t lose reading them.
1. Click Action Center icon and then ‘All Settings’.
2. Click ‘System’.
3. Click ‘Notifications & actions’ in the left pane of system settings, and then turn on ‘Hide notifications while presenting’.
Next time you present something, you won’t see any dings, bells or disrupting alerts. If you deal with emails a lot and one of those important and urgent emails, you can choose to let the email notifications shown. Scroll down the same window and turn on notification of emails only.
Which one of the methods shown above do you use? Let us know in your comments below.