Windows Ease of Access settings provide options that can help improve focus on tasks minimize distractions.
Minimize visual distractions by turning off animations and background images. Select the Start button, then select Settings > Ease of Access > Other options .
Choose which icons appear on the taskbar and reduce the number of items in view. Select the Start button, then select Settings > Personalization > Taskbar , and then choose Select which icons appear on the taskbar.
System icons, like the clock and battery indicator, can also be turned on or off. Select the Start button, then select Settings > Personalization , and then choose Turn system icons on or off.
Many apps use live tiles to show updates on what’s happening in your world, like new email, your next appointment, or the weekend weather. If these updates are distracting, turn them off. Press and hold (or right-click) a tile, and then select More > Turn live tile off.
Quiet Hours allow you to avoid notifications between 12 AM and 6 AM. For now, these hours can't be changed.
If notifications are distracting when they appear on your screen, adjust which apps display notifications and fine-tune how they appear. To change notification settings, select the Start button, then select Settings > System > Notifications & actions .
For a clean and simple layout, use Reading view in the Microsoft Edge browser address bar to bring whatever you're reading front and center. You can even change the reading view style and font size to suit your mood. Select More > Settings.
Article ID: 27930 - Last Review: Apr 11, 2017 - Revision: 16