How to Disable Taskbar Notifications on Windows 10?


Issue: How to Disable Taskbar Notifications on Windows 10?

Is there a way to stop pop-up notifications on the taskbar? I am using Windows 10 and I am so tired of these tips how to speed up the computer, Edge, and other stuff. I don’t need them. Hopefully, you can help me!

Solved Answer

Microsoft Windows always included a notification area. Thus, once in a while, you may receive a pop-up informing about new files added to Dropbox, installation of USB device, security alerts and other useful messages from Windows.

However, since the appearance of Windows 10, computer users are complaining about annoying taskbar notifications. We have no doubts that the company wants to educate users and improve their browsing experience by offering tips on how to speed up various programs.

Unfortunately, these notifications seem to be aggressive and annoying. What is more, they are often compared to the intrusive pop-ups that offered to upgrade to Windows 10 a few years ago. Therefore, these notifications are the part of Microsoft’s advertising strategy. This company wants to promote their other products or give some advice on how to use them.

Windows 10 users probably have noticed the amount of advertisements displayed in the latest version of operating system. It doesn’t matter if you are one of the early birds who managed to obtain a license for free or purchased it yourself, in-built advertisements promoting Microsoft’s products are waiting for you everywhere.

Undoubtedly, these ads might be annoying, especially if you have bought the license hoping that you wouldn’t be bothered by other software promotions. Fortunately, the majority of them can be disabled, including Windows 10’s taskbar notifications.

Before telling you how to turn off taskbar notifications on Windows 10, we want to explain briefly how they work. These pop-ups are generated by the operating system itself to promote particular application or its features. Therefore, you won’t be able to disable them via promoted program’s settings.

In order to stop pop-ups, you have to access System’s settings and look up for turned on “Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows” feature under Notifications & Actions section. In order to turn it off, follow our quick and simple instructions below.

Turn Off Taskbar Notifications on Windows 10

Steps to turn off Window 10’s taskbar notifications

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As you already know these notifications are generated by Windows operating system. Thus, if you continuously see the notification suggesting to learn more about Microsoft Edge's features, you should not look up the way to stop them in the browser’s settings. You won’t find the “disable” button there.

In order to stop these promotional tips, you have to access System’s settings by following these steps:

1. Open Start.

2. Go to Settings.

3. Go to the System.

4. From there navigate to Notifications & Actions.

5. In the appeared window you will see a bunch of options that might be turned on or off. Find “Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows” entry and turn it off.

As you can see, these settings allow managing other pop-up notification settings. Thus, if you would like to get or disable some of them, you should do it as well.

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