Windows 7: Turn off Action Center Notifications
Are you tired of the action center notifications? Let’s find out how you can turn off the action center notifications in Windows 7 and what to do to hide all system icons. If you decide to turn off the action center notifications completely, I’ll also show you how you can check them manually (recommended).
I understand it if you want to turn the notifications off because they are annoying you, but be advised Windows 7 is smarter and the action center notifications are usually very useful recommendations that you shouldn’t ignore lightly. That’s why I don’t recommend to turn of the action center notifications in Windows 7! You can also turn off individual notifications instead of turning off the feature completely. If you want to turn off only specific notifications, you should click here and then click on “Ignore Message” or “Turn off messages about…”. Anyway, if you decide to turn them off anyway, I would at least recommend that you check them manually from time to time.
Overview of the tutorial:
- Turn off Action Center Icon + Notifications
- System Icons greyed out?
- Hide System Tray Icons
- Check Action Center Notifications Manually (Recommended)
Turn Off Action Center Icon + Notifications
1. Right-click on your taskbar and click on “Properties”.
2. Click on “Customize”:
4. Next, for every system icon that you want to turn off, select “Off” from the dropdown field. If you only want to turn off the action center icon and notifications leave the other icons:
Are your system icons greyed out?
If your system icons are greyed out, you should read our tutorial:
Hide System Tray Icons
If you also want to hide your system tray icons, repeat step 1-2 and then uncheck the option “Always Show all system icons and notifications on the taskbar” at the bottom:
How to check Action Center manually
As suggested above, it is recommended to check the action center notification manually if your turned them off in Windows 7.
1. Open the Control Panel
2. Under “System and Security” click on “Review your computer’s status”:
3. Uncollapse “Maintenance” and you will see the latest Action center notifications:
So, I hope that helped you to turn off the annoying action center notifications in Windows 7.If you have any other question or want to turn off another feature, either search through our site below or leave a comment.