How do I enable or disable Action Center in Windows 10? Why does the action center keep popping up? Those familiar with Action Center in Windows 10 know that it collects notifications from Windows and other apps and displays them in a single pop-up sidebar. You can access them from the Windows system tray by clicking on the square speech bubble. Action Center shows you your latest notifications, emails, updates, and app messages all appear in a drawer that pulls out from the right-hand side of the screen. It also has buttons to perform quick system commands like toggling WI-FI and Bluetooth, setting up quiet hours, switching to tablet mode, and so on.
Action Center is a good feature of Windows 10 and helps you see all recent notifications you may have missed. Notification sits in Action Center and waits there until you view them. However, many Windows PC users love this new feature, while some of us feel unpleasant. Fortunately, Microsoft provides an easy way to turn on/off this feature. Once you disable the Action Center, you will still see pop-up notifications above your system tray, but they will not be collected for you to view later.
In this gearupwindows article, we will show you the different ways through which you can enable or disable the Action Center in Windows 10. These are the following:-
- Using Settings app
- Via Group Policy
- Through Registry Editor
How to Enable or Disable Action Center in Windows 10 using the Settings app?
Enabling or disabling the Action Center using the Settings app in Windows 10 is possible, but the toggle is a bit buried in the interface. Perform the following steps to do so:-
Step 1. Bring up the Settings app by pressing
Step 2. Access
Step 3. In the Personalization window, click the
Step 4. On the right pane, click the link
Step 5. Turn toggle switch to Off position against
Once you complete the above steps, the Action Center icon is removed and disabled right away from the Taskbar. In the future, if you change your mind and wish to enable and see Action Center notifications, repeat the above steps and in step 5, turn the toggle to On position.
How to Enable or Disable Action Center in Windows 10 via Group Policy?
Step 1. Call the Local Group Policy Editor.
Step 2. In the Local Group Policy Editor window that opens, navigate or browse for the following path from the left side pane:-
User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar
Step 3. On the right side pane of the Start Menu and Taskbar folder, look for the policy name “Remove Notifications and Action Center” and double-click on it to change its settings.
Step 4. Select
Step 5. Click
Step 6. Click
Step 7. Reboot your computer or laptop.
After executing the above steps, the Action Center icon is removed and disabled from the Taskbar. In the future, if you want to enable and see Action Center notifications, repeat the above steps and in step 4, select the Not Configured or Disabled option.
How to Enable or Disable Action Center in Windows 10 through Registry Editor?
If you prefer to modify Windows Registry to apply a policy on your Windows 10 PC, execute the following steps:-
Step 1. Launch Registry Editor.
Step 2. In the Registry Editor window, navigate to the following path from the left side pane:-
Step 3. On the right side of the Explorer folder, right-click on empty space and select
Step 4. Now, double-click on
Step 5. Click
Step 6. Restart your computer or laptop.
Once you finish the above steps, the Action Center icon will completely disappear from the taskbar. To restore it in the future, repeat the above steps, and in step 4, change the Value data of “DisableNotificationCenter” to “0.”