Silence Windows 8 notifications temporarily

Windows 8 notifications are useful, but they can be annoying if you’re trying to get work done.

The solution? Use the built-in “do not disturb” feature to temporarily turn off all notifications. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Settings Charm (Windows key + I).
  2. Click or tap Notifications  (at the bottom of the pane) to reveal this menu:
  3. Choose how long you want to hide notifications.

Now go and get some things done, without being distracted by Twitter or email or other pop-ups.

This is tip #1 in my new Windows 8 Tips series.

One thought on “Silence Windows 8 notifications temporarily

  1. Saw that the 2nd day on my Surface RT. Very nice feature. I just hope they get serious about features that are sorely missing (like real e-mail!)

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