1. rbcameron's Avatar
    Although there are lots of new features in Windows 10 compared to Windows 8.1, there are a couple of curious cases where features have been taken away for no obvious reason:

    1. Swipe down on lock screen for camera

    This is a pretty handy feature on Windows 8.1 that lets you swipe downward on the lock screen to open the camera app to take a photo quickly. It can be disabled in Settings, so it's hard to see why there would be privacy concerns.

    2. Quiet Hours cannot be scheduled

    In Windows 8.1 you can set a time period each day (such as 23:00 to 7:00) when Quiet Hours will automatically come on and mute all sound. In Windows 10 it seems that the feature is reduced to a manual toggle in the Notification Centre.

    Perhaps these features are gone because the relevant parts of the OS were rewritten. Perhaps there are plans to bring them back. (If not, Quiet Hours is now an extremely lame feature!)

    Have you run into other cases like this?

    Cheers

    - rick
    02-18-2016 11:33 AM
  2. Jason Rosenthal's Avatar
    Automatic quiet hours is still there. You may have to look under settings to make adjustments.
    02-18-2016 01:14 PM
  3. JiggaJiggaJugga's Avatar
    I was able to set a schedule in mine. Open Cortana, Notebook, Quiet Hours.
    zei20t likes this.
    02-18-2016 01:26 PM
  4. rbcameron's Avatar
    Interesting. In Cortona Notebook I have:

    notebook.png
    No Quiet Hours
    Windows 10.0.10586 Build 10586

    Could this be because my local is en_CA, not en_US?

    - rick
    02-18-2016 05:28 PM
  5. rbcameron's Avatar
    Scratch that theory: I changed Region, Keyboard and Speech to en_US and still no Quiet Hours in the Notebook.
    02-18-2016 05:40 PM
  6. IrishBoy0113's Avatar
    The Quiet hours on/off switch is now in the Action Center button in the System Tray area of the Task Bar. You can only turn it off or on now. Turning it on disables notifications from 12 am to 6 am. No customization is available at this time in Windows 10. Turn Quiet Hours on in Windows 10 - Windows Help -
    02-18-2016 06:43 PM
  7. zei20t's Avatar
    quiet hours works fine for me!
    02-18-2016 06:54 PM
  8. rbcameron's Avatar
    So let's try to figure out what's different about your system. Can you tell me the SKU and build number of WIndows 10? Your Region & Language settings? Anything else you can think of that may be relevant?

    Thanks

    - richard
    02-18-2016 07:05 PM
  9. rbcameron's Avatar
    @IrishBoy0113

    Don't believe everything you read. When I toggle on QH in the AC it blocks notifications immediately and until it is toggled off.

    - richard
    02-18-2016 07:17 PM
  10. rbcameron's Avatar
    @Jason & Jigga: Is it possible you're looking at a Windows 8.x machine?

    - richard
    02-18-2016 07:28 PM
  11. Steve Thackery's Avatar
    Guys, I think you've misunderstood what he meant.

    Quiet hours can no longer be triggered by "Busy" appointments in the Calendar. They can in WP8.1.

    Personally I think this is an astonishing omission, and is one of the reasons I've reverted to WP8.1
    RSB54 likes this.
    02-19-2016 05:41 AM
  12. rbcameron's Avatar
    @Steve: This is not the Windows Phone 10 forum, it's the Windows 10 forum. My points are about Windows 10.

    If anyone sees the ability to schedule Quiet Hours on Windows 10 - not WP10 - please reply. I'd love to figure out how to do this, but I believe it is not possible with the current version of Windows 10.

    - richard
    Lew Wetzel likes this.
    02-19-2016 10:30 AM
  13. Lew Wetzel's Avatar
    What version of windows 10 are you using? No settings on my Windows 10 Pro, Version 1511 OS build 1-586.104.
    02-23-2016 10:18 AM
  14. Lew Wetzel's Avatar
    Quiet Hours does not show up in my Windows 10 OS Build 10586.104 under Cortana, Notebook.
    02-23-2016 10:21 AM
  15. Kevin Hill2's Avatar
    Why would you need Quiet hours on your PC? The phone I understand and use it every day.
    02-23-2016 10:29 AM
  16. rbcameron's Avatar
    @Lew - Thanks for the confirmation
    02-23-2016 10:32 AM
  17. rbcameron's Avatar
    @Kevin - I run Windows 10 on my tablet. Very handy to have Quiet Hours on it - especially if it were able to turn QH on during meetings, like in WP8.1 (but not, sadly, WP10)
    02-23-2016 10:33 AM
  18. rbcameron's Avatar
    In build 14931, Quiet Hours still doesn't have a UI to control when it is in effect. However, the start and stop time for Quiet Hours can be changed via the registry or a policy. See How to Change the Default Quiet Hours in Windows 10 for details

    - rick
    11-17-2016 01:30 PM

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