How to make Windows 10 notifications last a bit longer

windows10actioncentreresize-200One of the best features of Windows 10 is the newly revamped Action Center and the new notifications system. Notifications slide out from the bottom-right corner of the screen. For some Windows 10 users these notifications might seem to come and go far too quickly.

By default, Microsoft sets Windows 10 notifications to pop out and stay visible for only five seconds before disappearing. That’s a good amount of time for most people, but if you’d prefer that notifications stick around just a little bit longer, you can easily do this by adjusting the Ease of Access settings.

In fact, you can make notifications stay visible for another two seconds or as long as five minutes. To change your pop-out notification time click on Start and select Settings to open the settings app. Then go to Ease of Access > Other options. The third option down is ‘Show notifications for’. Select the drop-down menu under that heading and choose whichever of the six time options is appropriate for you. Keep in mind this is a per-notification setting. If you choose 7 seconds then notifications will sit on the bottom right of your screen for 7 seconds each. Choose 30 seconds and they will be there for exactly half a minute.

If you want a longer notification time due to a physical disability there are tons of options available to suit everyone.

Just be careful not to extend the Windows 10 notification period for to long if you are using an email client like Outlook or the built-in Mail app. Pop-out notifications can quickly become a big problem if you get a large number of emails every day.

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