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  1. Podster16's Avatar
    nope, seemed pretty pointless as the same notifications came through on the pc after you have already seen them on the phone, so switched them off now.
    also couldn't stop the pop out notification on its own so just turned them all off
    04-09-2018 01:01 AM
  2. dov1978's Avatar
    I've been wondering if anyone uses notifications in Windows 10. I find myself just clearing the list all the time without looking at it really cause I'm anyways looking at the apps I work with that usually the notifications listed are old anyway. I've put it in Do Not Disturb me or whatever is called now too because every second or minute something comes in and is annoying.

    I guess most of my feeling isn't so much Windows related. It's just we are so inundated with notifications from everything, they've become another thing to manage.

    How do you notifications, or use them to help you in Windows? In interested in ways you use it so I can perhaps do the same. Thanks
    I'm a bit of a freak for notifications and feel the need to have them switched on for everything and receive them both on my phone and on my smart watch but having them pop up on the pc/Surface Pro actually bugs me just like you mentioned and 99%of them I just swipe away without looking because they're just an unwanted interruption.
    Rahsna Asurac likes this.
    04-09-2018 02:11 AM
  3. Rczill's Avatar
    Yep, use them all the time for reminders and news/weather alerts. I think it's great!
    04-09-2018 07:29 AM
  4. mymarcio's Avatar
    Personally - I have Quiet Hours on, but i like the fact I can review them on the notification center when I'm curious to see what's happened at a glance or if the PC is ready for updates before i leave for the day.
    Joe920 likes this.
    04-09-2018 08:20 AM
  5. djarchow's Avatar
    I use the text message reply notifications quite a bit. However for the past couple weeks it has stopped working. Not sure if it is a Cortana issue on my phone or on the PC side. Most of the other notifications I ignore.

    Like others, I wish MS would actually make the notification code smarter than it is today. If I have already read a text or email on my phone or in the browser, don't notify me again an hour later when I get on my PC. I realize that MS may not be able to reach into the guts of all my android apps to know if I have read or acted on something; but they certainly should he be able to access the details in their own apps like outlook or the W10 mail client.

    This is another good example of MS having a great idea but only implementing it half a$$.
    Last edited by djarchow; 04-09-2018 at 08:44 AM.
    04-09-2018 08:32 AM
  6. wpcautobot's Avatar
    Wow this thread got a lot of responses, thanks. I want to use notifications, but I don't really know why. For me I seem to have already seen my email because I'm in the client ask the time. Although I do like the pop up notifications for meetings and events and time to leave, but I never go into the action center I just look at the pop up. If I missed it, my phone sends to have it, which I'm glued to my phone anyway.

    I think it's great, I'm not complaining, just actively looking for ways to use features I know I don't use to their best.
    04-09-2018 08:40 AM
  7. rmark66's Avatar
    I use the notifications, but I do find it very annoying when you get 20 or 30 notifications after login, one at a time!!! My sound is usually of, but the temporary and repeated fly ins need to go when you login!
    04-09-2018 09:24 AM
  8. Aaron V's Avatar
    I've been wondering if anyone uses notifications in Windows 10. I find myself just clearing the list all the time without looking at it really cause I'm anyways looking at the apps I work with that usually the notifications listed are old anyway. I've put it in Do Not Disturb me or whatever is called now too because every second or minute something comes in and is annoying.

    I guess most of my feeling isn't so much Windows related. It's just we are so inundated with notifications from everything, they've become another thing to manage.

    How do you notifications, or use them to help you in Windows? In interested in ways you use it so I can perhaps do the same. Thanks
    Yes I use notifications, but they don't always come through. Just like on my phone.
    Rahsna Asurac likes this.
    04-09-2018 09:39 AM
  9. Hirox K's Avatar
    Calendar, Messenger and Reminder typpa notifications? yes, I use'em, but my "Quiet Hours" is ON all the time, maybe that's why I don't see any fly outs. I use win+a (&esc to close it) to check'em manually.
    Same as how I use Android. I don't like things eating up resources, auto-updating in the background so I turn off most auto-sync stuff, I prefer to sync manually.
    I have LTE and I paid almost double than average for bigger data cap, but still, I don't like it. It's a programmer's thing I suppose...
    04-09-2018 10:36 AM
  10. Ryland Sieverts's Avatar
    Yes more then my phones notification center
    04-09-2018 11:49 AM
  11. kingtigre's Avatar
    Yes.
    Reply to texts,
    Breaking news,
    Click through for e-mails,
    Cortana reminders,
    Having to stop OneDrive from force downloading all my photos once every 20 minutes.

    I find it quite useful.
    04-09-2018 12:50 PM
  12. offroad73's Avatar
    For me the function of the action center is more valuable the way it works in windows 8, like the charmsbar, with search and settings, -quick actions-, for me being the main reasons to go there.
    100% right. Quick actions in the Windows 8 flavour of the action center that works consistently accross apps is much preferred.

    For one, I think the Surface pen should deserve its own space in there with the most basic options that would work no matter the app: tip size, color, and a few others. As of now, 10 different apps equals 10 different ways to deal with the Surface pen.
    04-09-2018 01:10 PM
  13. Michael Bromley's Avatar
    Good for some, bad for some, so-so for others. Personally, I love having them on all my devices. I'll dismiss on one, delay on another, etc. Drives my wife crazy because they all chime in from different parts of the house, but I need it. I'm ADD and the additional reminder from phone to tablet to computers is very helpful.

    The lesson here, MS, is to give users full control over notifications -- don't take away existing functions that many find useful, but help the others with more flexibility in how to manage them.
    04-09-2018 02:37 PM
  14. ad47uk's Avatar
    I'll just say you people (who don't use them) are using your PC wrong. Not completely wrong, but you're using it like it's Win95. Try to be more open, and not dismiss anyting new immediately just because it's not what you're used to. That adaptive way of thinking is what brought all the innovation to the world.

    As for the notifications, I don't really TRY to use or not use them. They pop-up occasionally, and when it's something I care about of course I'll open it (like when a torrent finishes downloading, I get an email, a mention on Twitter or some other social thingy).
    What is wrong with using our computers as if it was running Windows 95? I did not ask for the bloat that Ms have pushed onto Windows 10, I have no requirement for it, to be honest I did not use most of what came with windows 7. All I need is an OS to run the software I want to run.
    fatclue_98 and Laura Knotek like this.
    04-09-2018 03:49 PM
  15. Bratnikola's Avatar
    Of course
    04-09-2018 05:26 PM
  16. Sin Ogaris's Avatar
    Nope, I just clear them immediately. Because I get all my notifications on my phone they are unnecessary on my PC.
    04-09-2018 07:21 PM
  17. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I'll just say you people (who don't use them) are using your PC wrong.
    Come again? That's a pretty ignorant statement.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-09-2018 09:12 PM
  18. mklwrmrdm's Avatar
    Yes i use it, but it's stupid clicking on Outlook notifications only removes the notification and does not open the email. Also, when I've read something already without using the notification to navigate to it, the notification should disappear anyway from the notifications centre as I already processed the task. Also, they might be way smaller in size. Only4 notifications fit on the SP4 when having the icons panel expanded. It's nice, but not on the same level as OS X yet..
    04-10-2018 05:01 AM
  19. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I turn them all off where possible. About the only time I use my W10 laptop is playing Diablo III or processing photos when I don't want to get my MBP out.
    04-10-2018 10:41 AM
  20. dee_R0w's Avatar
    What I can't seem to understand is why these notifications never feel quite as polished as the ones on iOS. if I answer a message on the iPhone, why must I go home to the same notification and be obligated to clear it myself rather than the OS retracting it as I see in iOS? Consequently, if I take action on a Windows notification I see iOS retract the notification all by itself.

    Windows and Android have the worst push notifications I've ever experienced. I WANT to use them and I see the value in them - I tied them to my Hue lights (office Hue light blinks when I get a notification) - but I don't see them sticking around for much longer without the much-needed polish the world has experienced with iOS.
    04-10-2018 12:59 PM
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