How to hide notifications in #Windows 10 while presenting?

Windows 10 provides an easy way to hide notifications. You can handle it in different ways; either you can completely turn off or can turn off for specific apps. If you are a presenter, you can also ask the system to turn off all notifications while you are in presenting mode.


In this post, we will discuss all the different approaches and guide you to easily handle it as per your convenient way. Continue reading to know further about it.



If you do presentations from your Windows 10 system, you might have noticed app notifications while you are connected online. This might be your mail notifications, system notifications or social networking apps notifications. When in presenter mode, these notifications definitely creates annoyance.


To resolve this, Windows 10 provides different approaches to handle it and over the next few paragraphs, we are going to find out the best approach that would be useful for you.


To do so, open the Windows 10 Settings app from the start. Alternatively, you can press “Win + i" to open the settings app. Click the “System” settings as shown below to proceed with:


Windows 10 System Settings (


Permanently turn OFF all app notifications

In the System Settings page, click the Notifications & actions navigational menu item from the left pane. This will open up the said settings page at the right pane of the screen. There are couple of options available but find out the option that says “Show app notifications”. If enabled, it will show all app notifications; in other case, no app notifications will be available. In case, you want to permanently stop showing the app notification, just click it to turn OFF. In future, if you want to turn it back, click the same again and mark it On.


Show app notifications in Windows 10 (


Hide notifications while in Presenter Mode

Are you a speaker and do lots of presentations? When these app notifications pops up in screen from your beloved one (Facebook, Email or Chat notifications) during presentation, it sometime creates annoyance. Switching ON or OFF these settings every time is little difficult and if you forget by any chance, think about yourself when you are demonstrating something to client.


Windows 10 provides a specific settings for the presenters. In the same panel you will find a settings called “Hide notifications while presenting”. Enable it to stop all notifications during presentation mode. App notifications will be again activated automatically once you leave the presentation mode. Quite easy, isn’t it?


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Hide specific app notification in Windows 10

In Windows 10, you can also enable or disable app specific notifications. Scroll the window down to see a list of apps which is enabled to show notifications. You can permanently stop showing notifications for specific apps or take action on individual app to change the way the notifications being shown. To know more about it, check out the below blog post: “How to customize Quick Actions and Notifications in Windows 10?”.


Show or Hide notifications from specific apps in Windows 10 (


Be quick! Use the “Quiet hours”

Running out of time? Forgot where to go for the settings? Windows 10 also provides another quick access to turn ON or OFF all notifications. To quickly do this, click the Notifications icon present in the SysTray area (near the clock) as shown in the below screenshot and then click the “Quiet hours”.


If you could not find it just because it is showing a single row of quick action buttons, click “Expand” and you will possibly find it. Turn ON/OFF quiet hours will turn ON/OFF the application notifications.


Enable Quiet hours to stop all notifications in Windows 10 (


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  1. Oh jeez. Thank you. I was about to lose my mind. I have a continuously running malware app supplementing Defender. The other issue that's driving me crazy is switching between apps and landing on the live tile start menu. I don't have enough time to mess this this but I really enjoy Windows 10. Thanks!

    1. Hi Rita,

      Sorry to hear about the crazy malware app. Please update your defender and scan your system thoroughly.

      I want to hear more about the issue that you are facing regarding app switching. Please provide details, so that, I can try to help you.

      Kind Regards,
      Kunal Chowdhury


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