Find your notifications

Windows 10 puts notifications and quick actions in action center—right on the taskbar—where you can get to them instantly.

To open action center from the taskbar, select the action center icon . (You can also swipe in from the right edge of your screen, or press Windows logo key

Start symbol

Action center

Notifications at a glance

If a notification has an arrow to the right, select the arrow to read more or take action—like replying to a message—without having to open the related app or other notification sender. Don't want to take any action? Clear the notification by selecting and dragging it off screen to the right, or by selecting the clear button.

Want to see notifications from some apps before others in action center? Press and hold (or right-click) a notification group's name and select Make this group high priority. Notifications from high-priority senders always appear above notifications from normal-priority senders.

Notifications in action center

Take a shortcut

Quick actions take you right to the settings and apps you're likely to use often, from Bluetooth to brightness. When you open action center you'll see all your available quick actions. Collapse them to see only your top picks.

Quick action grid in action center


Article ID: 17203 - Last Review: 29 Sep 2016 - Revision: 16

Windows 10