How to customize the Notification Area in Win 7?

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I have Windows 7 installed on my computer. I am receiving series of notifications popping up on my screen every time I started browsing. The alert are the things that I knew already like my Windows Firewall is off and I need to turn it on, I don’t have antivirus so I should find one online. I want to know if there is a way to disable it temporarily.  Because it is annoying at numerous times. 

Find an antivirus program online

Windows did not find an antivirus program on this computer. Click to find a program online.

Turn on Windows Firewall

Windows Firewall is turned off. Click to turn it on.

Can someone tell me how?

Help please.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #109184

How to customize the Notification Area in Win 7?

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You can disable your notification area in your Windows 7 by using Local Group Policy. But you forgot to mention which version of Windows 7 you are using. Local Group Policy Editor can only be used with Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate and Enterprise. Do not continue if you are using other version.

  • To access your Local Group Policy Editor click Start and then type gpedit.msc on the search box and then press enter.

Disable Windows 7 Balloon Notifications:

  • On the left pane, navigate and expand through the following:

             User Configuration Administrative Templates Start Menu and Taskbar

 

  • Under Settings on the right pane scroll down to Turn off all balloon notifications then double-click it.
  • Set to Enable then OK to apply.

 

Disable Entire Notification Area:

  • On the left pane, navigate and expand through the following:

             User Configuration Administrative Templates Start Menu and Taskbar.

  • Under Setting on the right pane, scroll down to Hide the Notification area then double-click it.
  • Set to Enable then OK to apply.
  • Restart your computer and you will not be able to see your notification area again.

To disable Notifications using Registry Key:

*This is for Advanced Users only, I don’t recommend using this for beginners or if you are unsure of what to do as this will cause a serious problem to your computer system.

  • Click Start then type regedit.exe on the search box.
  • Navigate and expand the following:

             HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvanced

  • Right-click on the right hand pane. Create a 32-Bit DWORD with this:

Name: EnableBalloonTips

Value: 0

  • Restart your computer and you will not be able to see your notifications again.
Answered By 0 points N/A #109185

How to customize the Notification Area in Win 7?

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Getting constant security alerts can be very annoying at times and it is thus a good idea to learn how to turn them off.

For starters

  • Right click on the task bar to pen the task bar options
  • Click on the properties
  • Go to the notification area and click customize
  • The will be a dialog box that will appear and from this dialog box you can change the notifications that you want active and the ones that you want inactive.
  • After finishing setting up click, OK

With this simple steps your notifications problems will be solved for the last time.

Answered By 20 points N/A #109186

How to customize the Notification Area in Win 7?

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I just want to say thank you for the help and solution. Thank you for the efficiency and speed of your reply.

That makes sense.

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