How to Use Focus Assist in Windows 10

Your Windows 10 computer can show you a lot of notifications. Whether it’s emails, program updates, information about Windows 10, or something else, those notification boxes at the bottom-right of the screen can be quite frequent.

Unfortunately they can be pretty distracting at times, so you may be looking for a way to turn them off. But if you don’t want to turn them off permanently, but rather for a period of time while you are trying to finish a project, then you should check out the Focus Assist feature in Windows 10.

How to Disable Some or All Notifications with Focus Assist in Windows 10

The steps in this article were performed on a Windows 10 laptop computer. By completing these steps you are going to be adjusting the types of notifications that you will receive.

Step 1: Click the Start button at the bottom-left corner of the screen.

open the Start menu

Step 2: Select the gear icon.

click the gear icon

Step 3: Click the System option.

choose the System option

Step 4: Choose the Focus assist tab at the left side of the window.

select the Focus assist tab

Step 5: Select the desired option for your Focus Assist setting.

how to use Focus Assist in Windows 10

Note that there are also a number of automatic rules at the bottom of this menu that you can customize as well.

Windows 10 Focus Assist automatic rules

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