Are you still missing notifications? Or do they just light up briefly on the screen? Learn how to repair Windows notification banners.

Windows 10 has a great way to see important warnings: Notification banner. Even if they can be a bit annoying at certain times, you may still need them so that you don't miss any messages from colleagues or appointments from your calendar.

How to fix Windows 10 when your notification banners have stopped working.

1. Turn on the notification banner

Maybe a third-party app turned off notifications, or you changed them to help you focus and forgot about them. It won't take long to turn it back on if you follow these steps:

  1. click Start> Settings. Or you can use the Windows key + I Keyboard shortcut to access the the settings Menu.

  2. Choose system.

  3. Click in the left menu Notifications & promotions.

  4. Turn on the switch below Receive notifications from apps and other senders.

If you still don't get notification banners from the main apps, you need to check their settings one by one. Here's how you can do it:

  1. consequences Steps 1-3 from the first section to get to the. to access Notification and action menu.

  2. Scroll down to Receive notifications from these senders.

  3. Turn on the switch next to the app you want to receive notifications from.

  4. Check if the On: banner Message is displayed under the name of the app.

  5. If the message is missing, click the app and check Show notification banners.

If you want notifications from a particular app to really stand out:

  1. Check View notifications in the Action Center.

  2. Turn on the switch for Play a tone when you receive a notification.

  3. Choose High below Priority of notifications in the Action Center.

2. Switch off focus assistant

Focus Assist is a Windows 10 feature that turns off notifications on your device. If you have it turned on, you will not receive any notifications except for alarms. You can check the current status as follows:

  1. click beginthen go to Settings> System.

  2. Select in the left pane Focus assistant.

  3. Make sure, that out Option is selected for you to receive all notifications.

Check the Automatic rules Section to ensure that Focus Assist does not turn itself back on. You can turn it off for all options.

You can also check the status of Focus Assist by doing the Action center.

3. Let apps run in the background

Windows 10 cannot display notification banners from an app if that app is not allowed to run in the background. To check that you are using the correct settings:

  1. click beginthen go to Settings> Privacy.

  2. Select in the left pane Background apps.

  3. Turn on the switch below Running apps in the background run. If it's already activated, turn it off and then on again.

  4. Now scroll down to Choose which apps can run in the background and turn on the switch next to the app you want to display notification banners.

4. Check the battery settings

Windows 10 power saving mode could be the reason why you are not receiving notification banners. When switched on, notifications and background activities are restricted. You can check the settings as follows:

  1. click beginthen go to Settings> System.

  2. In the left pane menu, click battery.

  3. Turn off the switch below power saving mode.

  4. Restart your PC or laptop and check if Windows 10 shows notification banners after this change.

5. Easily check the notification settings

Chances are things were working as they should, but you could just miss the notification banners. This can happen if Windows 10 only shows them for a few seconds and you are focused on something else.

Here's how to see Windows 10 notifications for a long time:

  1. click beginthen go to Settings> Easy Access.

  2. Select in the left pane menu display.

  3. Scroll down to Simplify and personalize Windows.

  4. Use the drop down menu below Show notifications for to choose how long Windows 10 displays notifications.

6. Perform a System File Checker (SFC) scan

There is a chance that Windows 10 will not show notification banners due to a corrupted file. System File Check scans and repairs all damaged files on your system. But before running SFC, it is best to run the DISM command to make sure that the system image that the system file checker is using for comparison is not damaged.

Follow these steps to find and repair corrupt files on your device:

  1. By doing begin Menu search bar, search for command prompt and choose Execute as administrator.

  2. In the command prompt window, type Dism / Online / Cleanup-Image / RestoreHealth.

  3. Wait for the scan to finish and fix any problems. Then input sfc / scannow.

The process may take a while, but any damaged files will be found and replaced. Once that's done, close Command Prompt and restart your PC.

7. Restart Windows Explorer

Sometimes notification banners may not work due to a bug in Windows Explorer. However, you can restart it using these steps:

  1. By doing begin Menu search bar, search for Run and choose the Best hit.

  2. Art taskmgr and click OK to access the Task Manager.

  3. Choose Processes Tab.

  4. Right click Windows Explorer and choose Start anew.

  5. Restart your device and see if this solution fixed the problem

8. Check the registry editor settings

In Windows 10, you can turn notification banners on or off using the Registry Editor. You can check the settings as follows:

  1. By doing begin Menu search bar, search for regedit and choose Execute as administrator.

  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER> SOFTWARE> Microsoft> Windows> Current Version> Push Notifications.

  3. to open Toast activated.

  4. to adjust base to Hexadecimal and Measured value to 1.

  5. Restart your device.

By default, Windows 10 displays notification banners at the bottom of the screen. However, you can view them using the registry editor at the top of the screen. Here's how you can do it:

  1. After opening Registry Editor, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER> Software> Microsoft> Windows> Current Version> Explorer.

  2. Right click Researcher and create a new DWORD value by clicking New> DWORD (32-bit) value.

  3. Give it a name Show ToastAtBottom.

  4. to adjust base to Hexadecimal and Measured value to 0.

Let notification banners work again in Windows

There are several reasons why Windows 10 is no longer showing notification banners. This could be an incorrect system setting, a third-party app, or an outdated version of Windows 10. Regardless of what caused this problem, the solutions mentioned in this article will help you fix it in no time.

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Matthew's passions lead him to become a technical writer and blogger. As a graduate engineer, he likes to use his technical knowledge to write informative and useful content.

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