How to Enable or Disable Action Center in Windows 10?

The action center feature of windows 10 collects all notifications in a single pop-up sidebar. It shows the latest notification, emails, and all app messages. In the action center, notifications wait until you can review them. It also has buttons to perform quick system commands like toggling WI-FI and Bluetooth, setting up quiet hours, switching to tablet mode, etc.

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Most users like this feature of Windows 10, but if you do not need it, you can disable it in windows 10.

In this risewindows article, we will guide you on how to Enable or Disable Action Center in Windows 10. There are at least three ways to Enable or Disable Action Center in Windows 10; These are as follows:-

  1. Using Settings app
  2. Via Group Policy
  3. Through Registry Editor

How to Enable or Disable Action Center in Windows 10 using the Settings app?

To enable or disable the Action Center using the Settings app in Windows 10, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, Bring up the Settings app by pressing Windows + I simultaneously.

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Step 2. Then, Access Personalization by clicking on it under Windows Settings.

Step 3. Click the Taskbar tab on the left side pane in the Personalization window.

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Step 4. Next, On the right pane, click the link Turn system icons on or off.

Step 5. After that, Turn the toggle switch to the Off position against Action Center.

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Once you complete the above steps, the Action Center icon is removed and disabled right away from the Taskbar. If you change your mind and wish to enable and see Action Center notifications, then 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?

To Enable or Disable Action Center in Windows 10 via Group Policy, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, launch the Local Group Policy Editor.

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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

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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.

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Step 4. Then, Select Enabled.

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Step 5. Click Apply.

Step 6. Click OK.

Step 7. At last, Reboot your computer or laptop.

After completing 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?

To Enable or Disable Action Center in Windows 10 through Registry Editor, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, Launch Registry Editor.

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Step 2. In the Registry Editor window, navigate to the following path from the left side pane:-

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer

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Step 3. On the right side of the Explorer folder, right-click on empty space and select New and then DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name it DisableNotificationCenter.

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Step 4. Then, double-click on DisableNotificationCenter and set its Value data to “1.”

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Step 5. Click OK.

Step 6. At last, Restart your computer or laptop.

The Action Center icon will completely disappear from the taskbar when you complete the above steps. To restore it in the future, repeat the above steps, and in step 4, change the Value data of “DisableNotificationCenter” to “0.”

That’s it.

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