Most of us do not want to be interrupted when we perform specific tasks like playing video games or watching videos or movies. However, by default, Windows 10 will display notifications regardless of the task you are performing.
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The desktop notifications feature in Windows 10 is very useful, but it can be annoying when we play video games, make a PowerPoint presentation, or watch movies. Fortunately, any user will be able to turn off notifications completely, this way you will never receive a notification (in any situation).
However, disabling all Windows 10 notifications is not the solution for many users, but they want a more selective disabling of notifications. That is, notifications are only disabled in specific situations such as video games, movies or presentations.
What many users do not know is that Windows 10 has a new feature that will allow you to make presentations, watch movies and play video games without any interruption. The name given to this configuration is Concentration Assistant and it is found in any version of the Windows 10 operating system.
That said, below we want to show you step by step how to disable Windows 10 notifications when viewing video, movies, making presentations or playing video games:
How to disable Windows 10 notifications specifically when we play video games, watch movies or make presentations.
The first thing of all will be to access the Settings> System> Concentration Assistant.
Next, you will have to focus on the Automatic rules section where you must activate the options:
- When I mirror my screen (to avoid notifications during a presentation)
- When I play (to avoid notifications during video game matches)
- When I use an application in full screen mode (to avoid notifications while watching videos and movies)
From now on you will not see any notifications when making presentations, playing video games or watching movies in full screen mode (except alarm notifications).
After exiting the game, movie, or presentation, you will begin to receive a notification with the details of what you missed while Focus Assist was active.
NOTE 1: This solution is perfect only if you watch videos in full screen mode. You will continue to receive notifications if while playing games or watching videos, they are not in full screen. Therefore, as long as you do not want to be disturbed, you should use the full screen mode for both video games, movies and presentations, in order to avoid receiving notifications.
NOTE 2: You will continue to receive alarm notifications even after setting up the Focus Assist.
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