Windows Ease of Access settings provide options that can help improve focus on tasks minimize distractions.
Don't be so animated
Minimize visual distractions by turning off animations and background images. Select the Start button, then select Settings > Ease of Access > Display . Then choose from the different options under Simplify and personalize Windows.
Clean up taskbar clutter
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, under Notification area, 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, under Notification area, choose Turn system icons on or off.
Simplify the Start menu
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 down those notifications
Focus Assist allows you to set rules that help you avoid distractions. To turn on Focus Assist, select the Start button and type Focus Assist Settings, then choose what notifications you want to limit.
You can limit late night notifications, by going to the Automatic rules section for the rule that stops notifications between 11 PM and 7 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 .
Read with fewer distractions
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. After you open an article, the book icon will appear on the right hand side of your broswer. Select it and you will be in reading view.