Indezine Logo

  This is the print version of this page. All content is copyright 2000-2021.

Permanently Turn Off Notifications in Windows 8

Learn how to permanently turn off notifications in Microsoft Windows.


Product/Version: PowerPoint

Learn PowerPoint

Learn how you can Convert PDF to PowerPoint with PDFelement 6 Pro.

We already showed how you can turn off notifications in Windows 8 for a while. Maybe, you want these notifications off while you are presenting your PowerPoint slides. Although these notifications can be useful, some of them can be very irritating and even embarrassing when you show slides to an audience. Some people hate them so much that they want them barred even when they are not presenting. If your thought processes work the same way, you can turn these notifications off permanently.

Follow these steps to permanently turn off all notifications in Windows 8:

  1. Access the Charms bar by pressing Windows + C, or moving your mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen and slowly moving it up. When the Charms bar appears, click the Settings option (highlighted in red within Figure 1).
  2. Settings option within the Charms bar
    Figure 1: Settings option within the Charms bar
  3. This brings up the Settings menu, as shown in Figure 2. Here, click the Change PC settings option, highlighted in red within Figure 2.
  4. Change PC settings option selected
    Figure 2: Change PC settings option selected
  5. This opens the PC settings window where you can make modifications to this part of the operating system (see Figure 3). Here select the Notifications option shown highlighted in red within Figure 3.
  6. Notifications option to be selected
    Figure 3: Notifications option to be selected
  7. This will bring up the Notifications settings on the right side of the PC settings window, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 4.
  8. Notifications options
    Figure 4: Notifications options
  9. There are three options for Notifications (highlighted in red within Figure 4). As you can see in Figure 4, above these three options are now active as depicted by the blue On slider. You just need to drag the slider leftwards to deactivate any of them.
    1. Show app notifications: Turn off app notifications for all existing and future apps. Choosing to set this option as Off results in the other two settings being grayed out.
    2. Show app notifications on the lock screen: Turns off app notifications on the lock screen. The lock screen is what you see if you haven't used your computer for a while.
    3. Play notifications sounds: Turn off notification sounds.
  10. Alternatively, you can also turn off notifications for individual apps by accessing the individual apps list under Notifications section, highlighted in blue within Figure 4.
  11. In Figure 5, you can see that all notifications for existing apps are turned off (highlighted in red within Figure 5) depicted by the grey Off slider.
  12. All Notifications turned off
    Figure 5: All Notifications turned off

You May Also Like: Bring Your Human to Work: Conversation with Erica Keswin | Central African Republic Flags and Maps PowerPoint Templates

Popular Posts

Pivot Tables in PowerPoint: by Kasper Langmann
One of the most commonly used features in Microsoft Excel is the Pivot Table. A Pivot Table simply allows you to make better sense of data by giving you different options of how to view that data.

Get More SmartArt Graphics
Learn how you can get more SmartArt graphic variants.

Character Spacing in PowerPoint 2013
Explore Character Spacing options in PowerPoint 2013.

Add Secondary Value Axis to Charts in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Learn how to add a Secondary Value axis to charts in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows.

Feature List 01 (Layout with Tabs)

The Feature List Layout comprises three sample PowerPoint presentations: one each to create a visual list for 4 features, 5 features, and 6 features. These work great when you have too much information to fit within one slide. This solution lets you use multiple slides, but the visual result is still that of one single slide!

Buy and Download Feature List 01 (Layout with Tabs) for $4.99+ (671 kb)

This is the original page. An AMP (Accelerated Mobile Page) version of this page is also available for those on mobile platforms, at Permanently Turn Off Notifications in Windows 8.

Microsoft and the Office logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Home | PowerPoint | Photoshop | PowerPoint Templates | PowerPoint Tutorials | Blog | Notes | Ezine | Advertise | Feedback | Site Map | About Us | Contact Us

Link to Us | Privacy | Testimonials

PowerPoint Backgrounds | Christian PowerPoint Backgrounds | Business PowerPoint Presentation Templates

Plagiarism will be detected by Copyscape

©2000-2021, Geetesh Bajaj. All rights reserved.