Windows 10’s Action Center is an excellent way to view all your computer’s important messages, collating pop-ups and notifications from your email, social media apps like Facebook, updates from software like Adobe’s Creative Suite and even system messages from Windows itself.
Unfortunately, it can quickly become cluttered with notifications that you’re not really interested in, and having to dismiss repeated messages from over-eager apps can be an annoying hassle.
Thankfully, there’s an easy way to ensure that the Action Center only shows you relevant information. Open the settings menu, then navigate to System | Notifications & Actions. You’ll find a series of toggles governing how notifications are displayed, including the ability to turn off Windows tips, disable notifications from showing up on the lock screen or while presenting, and even the option to turn off notifications altogether.
You can also disable notifications on a per-app basis, so if Java keeps bugging you to install an update, or Candy Crush Saga won’t stop nagging you to play another few levels, you can turn off notifications for those apps while leaving the software you actually care about to keep on giving you notifications.