Windows 8 Notifications Analysis and How to disable it

In Windows 8 as previous versions of Windows you will see notifications from time to time. These notification are snippets and come out from the server.  Some of them are useful for user and operating. But some are trifles and only disturbs users. So you can manage these messages or notifications by following a few steps. There are two styles of windows 8 notifications. Here I am trying to analyze these notifications and at last presenting some processes to get rid of.

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  • Live Tiles 

Live Tiles notification is found in windows 8 modern apps in metro screen window. It shows the updates about new incoming emails, images, and current information in metro screen tiles.

windows 8 live tiles notifications

  • Toast Notifications

Toast notification is available in both metro screen and desktop. It emits pop up on the upper right area of your screen. The messages come out on screen time to time and are associated with apps or events regarding users. Toast notifications are extremely useful from time to time, but it also creates trouble when video game or movie is running.

windows 8 toast notification

How to disable Notifications in Windows 8?

There are following methods to disable notifications instantly.

1.       Short-term way –

It helps you to disable windows 8 notifications for maximum of 8 hours in silent mode.

Process of disable notification short-term –

  • Press shortcut Windows key+ I to start charms settings window.
  • Choose Notification icon at the bottom and select the time stage (1 hour, 3 hours, 8 hours) from right panel to disable it.
windows 8 disable notifications

2. Permanent Methods 

If you wish to disable windows 8 toast notification permanently then follow below tips –

  • Launch metro charms bar through shortcut press Windows key + C
  • Choose Settings options from metro charms bar.
windows 8 charms bar settings button
  • Now choose Change PC settings button at the bottom.
windows 8 charms settings panel
  • Now you get PC settings window. Click on the Notifications button in left panel.

Here you will have to choose following options to change settings under Windows 8 toast notifications. 

windows 8 notification settings page

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Topics:  Windows 8