A reader has a question about Windows 11 notifications.
“How does one turn off the pop-up “messages” entering the screen on the right side and subsequently restore these messages in Windows 11? I read the pop-ups tips and my screen is completely different.”
These messages aren’t actually pop-ups; they’re your Windows 11 notifications. When you get a new notification, it’ll pop up on the right side briefly. Click on it, and you can take action on the item noted. For example, if I clicked on this one, I’d open that email message.
To see all of your notifications, click on the time and date. the whole notifications pane will pop up. You’ll notice that it says there are nine additional notifications. If I click on that, I’ll see all of them.
Here’s the expanded version. To clear notifications, I can just click clear all.
In addition to email notices, you may also get system notices from Windows, alerts from apps, and even notifications from websites you’ve authorized to give you notifications.
If you find the messages are coming and going too quickly, here’s how to control that:
But there’s an easy way to make sure they’re always visible. Type ‘visual effects’ into the search box and click on the results.
Under Accessibility, scroll down to Dismiss notifications after this amount of time.
Click the drop-down arrow to choose times ranging between 5 seconds and 5 minutes.
This window will open:
From here, you could choose to completely switch off notifications by moving the toggle switch next to notifications.
You can also scroll down and choose what you wish to see notifications for. Just move the slide button the off position if you’d prefer not to see the notifications.