Windows Action Center keeps a stack of all notifications that arrive from different applications. When an application sends out a notification, it is displayed for 5 seconds, and then it disappears. While five seconds are enough to draw your attention and help you get a glance about the message, sometimes you wish it stayed a little longer. In this post, we will share how you can decrease or increase the Windows 11/10 notification display time.
All notifications, whether a new text message or an email from someone you know get lined up under Action Center for Quick Actions. Here they are displayed for a brief period. These notifications can turn out to be more useful or at least make some sense if they are visible for a few more seconds. Depending upon your preferences, you can increase or decrease Windows notifications display time.
How to change Windows 11 Notifications display time
The best way to reach out to missed notifications is to access it via Action Center. It stores all the notifications grouped by the applications. But, if you have multiple apps running in the background, tracking all of them can be a hassle. The best thing to do here is to increase the display time of notifications so you can run through them quickly, Here is how you can change it!
- Open Settings in Windows 11.
- Scroll down to Accessibility heading.
- Switch to Visual effects
- Select Dismiss notifications after this amount of time.
- Hit the drop-down arrow to display options.
- Choose the desired time limit.
- Close the settings window and exit.
You can change your Windows settings any time to adjust how and when you see notifications and which apps and settings are your top quick actions. By default, the limit is set to 5 seconds. You can change it up to 5 minutes.
To change the notification time on Windows 11, Press Win+I in combination to open Windows Settings.
Scroll down to the Accessibility heading, visible under the left navigation pane.
Switch to the Visual Effects section.
Under this section, locate Dismiss notifications after this amount of time option.
When seen, hit the drop-down button to increase the time limit for display time.
Choose the desired time. Close the Settings window and exit.
Increase Windows 10 notification display time
To decrease or increase Windows 10 notification display time, do the following:
- Use Win+I to open Windows 10 Settings.
- Navigate to Home > Easy Of Access > Display
- Scroll to the end till you find the dropdown to change notifications—Show notifications for
- Here you can change time from the default 5 seconds to 7, 15, 30, or go for even longer 1 minute or 5 minutes.
Done that, notifications will stay longer, but here is a small warning. Choose the length wisely. If you have notifications from multiple apps, the screen will be filled with notification cards.
The option to change the notifications display time is also available with our in-house free product— Ultimate Windows Tweaker. Search for it and change it. It will automatically make the changes in the background for you.
Lastly, make sure you manage notifications in Windows 10 effectively so it’s not a distraction for you.
You can also turn off notifications from apps that are of less priority. You can tweak them directly from the Action center. Right-click on any notification, and configure it accordingly.
How long should Windows notification dialog boxes stay open?
A notification banner can stay open from 5 seconds to 5 minutes before getting dismissed by Notification Center. Setting it to 10 seconds should be good enough for most.
Can I change where Windows notifications appear?
Unfortunately, there appears to be no way to move the Notifications in Windows to a different spot. The only workaround for this is to move your Taskbar to another edge of your screen, which would move the Notifications location.
Let us know what your choice of Windows notification display time is.