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  1. wpcautobot'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
    User No 9 and Joe920 like this.
    03-31-2018 11:53 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I turned off all possible notifications. Sometimes I still get some.
    03-31-2018 01:55 PM
  3. drewsuruncle's Avatar
    I use just about the same way you do. Very occasionally I'll reply to a text when it actually pops up the same time as my phone.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-31-2018 05:15 PM
  4. libra89's Avatar
    Nope, I don't care for them at all.

    Sent from mTalk
    derylmccarty and Laura Knotek like this.
    03-31-2018 08:32 PM
  5. raycpl's Avatar
    It's bearable on W10M, but its kinda redundant on my laptop. Almost all the notification, especially mail, I'd have seen on my phone already

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    03-31-2018 09:38 PM
  6. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I only use notifications for desktop Outlook in Windows 10. Any others are too annoying to me.
    mtf1380, libra89 and fatclue_98 like this.
    03-31-2018 11:55 PM
  7. mtf1380's Avatar
    I limit my notifications to those that are of a time sensitive nature, i.e.; certain email accounts, reminders and appointments.
    Laura Knotek and fatclue_98 like this.
    04-01-2018 08:27 AM
  8. wpcautobot's Avatar
    Interesting that nobody uses them
    04-01-2018 12:59 PM
  9. TechFreak1's Avatar
    I do, but my use case is not the norm.

    If there was 100% proper synergy between mobile devices an windows 10 o/s more people would be using it. As it stands that's where Microsoft is notably absent.

    It's extremely aggravating that due to petty office politics we lost messaging everywhere in favour of a cumbersome Skype relay, which works once in a blue moon.

    Personally, I find it rather embarrasing to see Dell completely whoop Microsoft's appalling excuse of a sync client into a hovel with their Mobile Connect Application. Microsoft had many years to get this right... and well here we are.

    I sure as heck hope with Andromeda, we a get better sync client or at the very least on par when compared to Dell's Mobile Connect sync client. Since Andromeda is supposedly to be a companion device....

    The way I see it, this is Microsoft's last chance to get mobile right (they were on track prior to the mobile division getting axed). As it's rumoured even Apple is jumping on the dual screen bandwagon due sometime in 2020.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-01-2018 07:25 PM
  10. anthonyng's Avatar
    Calendar one most important to me, I would like to chat more through it but not enough support that, like would rather WhatsApp use it, than web WhatsApp

    I keep all notifications, no sweat to clear away a whole block of twitter or phone notifications
    04-07-2018 03:24 AM
  11. steadydon's Avatar
    Nope. I can't recall ever using or wanting to use Notifications.
    04-07-2018 03:05 PM
  12. real0395's Avatar
    I do but only for the few apps I actually want notifications for like mail, calendar, msn breaking news, chat apps like groupme or fb messenger. It's the same with my phone too though so I use it the same way as I would on my phone.
    04-07-2018 03:18 PM
  13. Joe920's Avatar
    First thing I do on a new Win10 PC is permanently turn on "Quiet hours" in the action center. :) So nope. Appointment and message alerts come in on my phone and my watch, so I'm good. "Defender found no threats", gee, thanks Windows!
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-07-2018 03:20 PM
  14. masshuu's Avatar
    absolutely, especially the ones connected to my phone
    Vincent Ryan likes this.
    04-07-2018 03:21 PM
  15. 880510's Avatar
    Definitely use them. More than my phone. In general I like to suppress notifications (on my phone too) but mail and messaging particularly I have on. And interact with them often. Just being able to delete or mark as read my uwp mail is very nice capability.
    Last edited by 880510; 04-07-2018 at 03:35 PM. Reason: Typo
    04-07-2018 03:34 PM
  16. MARTY1774's Avatar
    Yes I do. you can turn off any Notifications
    you don't wanna get can be turned off in settings.
    04-07-2018 03:45 PM
  17. MARTY1774's Avatar
    If you clear them on Mobile they won't show up on desktop.
    Or vice versa.
    04-07-2018 03:50 PM
  18. Brian2014's Avatar
    Yes, I use notifications all the time on my PC, I find them useful
    Vincent Ryan likes this.
    04-07-2018 03:53 PM
  19. aerosidinc's Avatar
    nope. there is no app wise indicator on taskbar for notification. therefore i dont bother opening notification center and check which app has what notification. i rather open the app i care about and check it. and most of the time i happen to have checked all notification on my android notification, so its just redundant.
    04-07-2018 04:15 PM
  20. Wevenhuis's Avatar
    Notifications are useful to me on a mobile formfactor like a smartphone, but on a pc/tablet their frankly distracting. To me notificatoins have no value in windows 10 for me. I never use it really. 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. Windows has had a legacy of being bombarded with notications, even in previous itterations of windows, to point of annoyance and distracting and counterproductive for me. Windows has enough alternatives for notifcaitons in action center, like the familiar notification popups from the web, apps and OS, live tile notifications on the tiles and counter badges on pinned icons on the taskbar and the apps/legacy programs themselves. Enough distraction to keep one busy from the real task at hand.
    Instead I would like to see the windows/cortana search bar moved to the action center. That would be more valuable to me.
    offroad73 likes this.
    04-07-2018 04:17 PM
  21. Rohan Pal's Avatar
    yeah.why not to use?
    04-07-2018 04:18 PM
  22. Sin Lee Ng's Avatar
    I think as of now, to get a good use out of notifications on Windows 10, it requires a better implementation from Microsoft and also a certain level of customization from the user on what notifications should come into Action Center and how they should be.

    Microsoft can definitely do a better job at making Action Center more noticeable that we have notifications. That should definitely be the first step as I notice some friends and family do not even know what that icon that is Action Center does, let alone know when it shows that there are notifications.

    Notifications are disruptions even on mobile. Device users should definitely customize notifications to make it work for them, cause less disruptions, and app developers can add in quick actions to make it actionable from the notifications, such as deleting an email by Mail app or responding to an event by Calendar app.

    I personally use notifications toasts for Mail, Calendar, Cortana, Alarms and in Action Center.

    Communication apps (Skype, Slack, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger) all appear on Action Center but do not pop up as notifications toasts from the bottom right. I mostly react to these notifications from inside the apps or Start Menu. They are in Action Center for in case I miss the counters on the app's tile on Start Menu (I pinned only WhatsApp to taskbar).

    All news and social media notifications are turned off on my tablet, desktop and Band 2, but left on on my mobile (I am using 950 XL so customizability is as on my other devices).

    It's a lot of time spent on finding out what do I want to receive as notification toasts + Action Center, and what are Action Center-only, and what should not appear at all, and multiply by the 4 devices I use (Surface, a desktop, Band 2, 950 XL) but I think it has made me more of a power user with regards to notifications than it slowing me down with disruptions.

    I just wish for Action Center to be more obvious that I have unread notifications, more developers to work on actionable notifications.

    I hope my comments have helped someone on figuring out how can notifications on PC work for them.
    04-07-2018 04:31 PM
  23. anon(10440410)'s Avatar
    Yeah I use the new email notifications, but the "Continue from another device" notifications from Cortana are really annoying. I am hoping that with Timeline that these go away, and that I can click on Timeline button in Action center in the super blue moon instances I want to actually continue a web browsing session from another device.
    04-07-2018 04:32 PM
  24. sweatshopking's Avatar
    04-07-2018 04:35 PM
  25. etphoto's Avatar
    I use calendar notifications. I like the reminders popping up that I have a pending calendar item that needs to be addressed.
    Vincent Ryan likes this.
    04-07-2018 04:43 PM
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