Join Martin Guidry for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with notifications and actions, part of Windows 10: Administration.
- In this section, we're going to talk about settings in Windows 10 regarding notifications. So off the Start menu, I'll open up Settings. Then I'm going to go to System. And then Notifications and actions. The first thing we see is a section labeled Quick actions and it ask me to Choose your quick actions. It then has four icons. And if you hover over the icons, it tells you what they mean.
Yours are probably a little different than mine, but currently I have Location, All Settings, Note, and Connect. So now at any time if I want to access one of these four things, I can move my mouse all the way down to the lower right. Then open up the Action Center. And you notice across the bottom I have the same four options, Location, All Settings, Note, and Connect. In the Settings interface, if I change any of these, so for example, instead of having Connect, if I went to VPN.
Now if I go back to my Action Center, we'll see it has changed. I now have VPN as one of my Quick actions. So this allows us to set four quick actions, four items that we want to get to on a regular basis, and will always be available off of the task bar. Some of the quick actions or toggles that we either turn on or turn off, so for example, Location, if I click on it once, it turns blue, meaning that my system will by default share my location.
And if I click on it again, it turns off. And now Location is turned off. My system will not share my location. Some of the other buttons will open up programs or control panels. So for example, if I click on VPN, it opens up the interface to create a new VPN connection. If I had a VPN connection already set up, it would open up the interface to connect to that VPN connection. So again, some of the quick actions or toggles that turn on and turn off, and others will open a secondary interface allowing us to complete an administrative task.
Now going back to Notifications and actions, if we scroll down, we see I have several options for what notifications are going to appear in general. So I can turn on or turn off all notifications pretty quickly. I also have some additional options that are more specific about the lock screen whether or not I'm going to see notifications on the lock screen. Have an option to hide notifications while presenting. Yes I would like to do that, so I'll turn that on.
And then at the bottom, we see Show notifications from these apps. So for an individual application, I could set what notifications come up or don't come up. And in order to see this I'm first going to need to turn back on Show app notifications. And now have the option I can click on this application. Your list of applications might be slightly different than mine. But I'll click on this application. And I'll see I have individual options for the different notifications.
As you install more applications, you'll get more options here. And also, if we scroll back up, same thing with the Quick actions. When you install new programs or turn on new features, some of those may have a quick action connected to them, and so you may get new options for a different quick action icon that you can set to your individual preference.
Martin first reviews the various editions of both the desktop and mobile versions of Windows 10. This section covers the special features included with the Enterprise edition, and the hardware requirements for some of the new Windows 10 features. Martin also explains installing and updating drivers and configuring and optimizing the OS, including system properties and power options. Then it's a deep dive into Group Policy, including working with local groups, configuring preferences, and troubleshooting Group Policy. Martin also looks at Windows security—authentication and encryption—as well as the boot process, and concludes the course with a brief look at virtualization, networking, and backup and recovery.
- Understanding the different versions of Windows 10
- Installing and updating drivers
- Administering multitasking
- Working with Windows Group Policy
- Adding domain users and accounts to a Windows 10 PC
- Administering BitLocker and EFS
- Understanding the boot process
- Installing Client Hyper-V for Windows virtualization
- Managing Windows Firewall
- Backing up and restoring Windows 10
- Troubleshooting Windows 10