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How to Disable or Turn Off Focus Assist in Windows 10



Seeing notifications appear when you are in an important meeting or playing a game seems like a good idea for some, but not for everyone. Some people missed important notifications so they would rather have them on despite what they are doing.

Windows 10 has a feature called Focus Assist that automatically hides all notifications when you are in full screen.


This is one way of creating a Do Not Disturb mode for Windows users so they can continue with what they are doing without disturbances.

Still, some people find the Focus Assist feature in Windows 10 a bit of annoying.

If you want to disable or turn off the Focus Assist on your computer, here’s how to do it:


How to Turn Off Focus Assist Notifications Feature in Windows 10

  • Click Start.
  • Select Settings and click System.
  • Then choose Focus Assist.
  • There are different Automatic Rules that you can customize. This will allow you to turn off the Focus Assist in some cases but not all.
  • Click on the Automatic Rule that you want to set.
  • Uncheck the box that says “Show a notification in action center when focus assist is turned on automatically”
  • Do this to all Automatic Rule that you want to disable.

Here’s another way to disable your Focus Assist Notifications

Focus Assist Action Center Windows
  • Go to the Action Center on the taskbar.
  • Click Focus Assist. If you do not see Focus Assist, click Expand.
  • Change your settings to Priority Only, Alarms Only, or Off, depending on what you want for your Focus Assist.

Final Thoughts

How is your experience with Focus Assist? Let us know in the comments if you also want your Focus Assist turned off or not.



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