Windows 10: Action Center brings notifications to your desktop
The first update for the technical preview of Windows 10 came with a few interesting features including DataSense, Battery Saver and many other changes. According to the company, Windows 10 build 9860 includes more than 7,000 changes, which makes the Assembly a significant upgrade.
Action Center (notification center) is perhaps one of the most noticeable changes in build 9860. Although we have seen it in action even before the announcement of the new operating system now he can test each member of the program Windows Insider.
Windows 8 introduced the so-called toast notifications that show what actions may require your attention. But often, when you see such notification, you are busy with something else, or are not in the immediate vicinity of the computer. Thus, such warnings are simply not enough, given that when you decide to see what was missed, have to go back to the home screen and look for notifications on the tiles. It is not very convenient. I’m trying to say that Windows 8 and 8.1 really do not know how to collect the notifications for later viewing.
Action Center in Windows 10 solves this problem. The idea of centralized place for storage of notifications is not new, other operating systems already offer this, and it is even in Windows Phone 8.1. Windows 10 build 9860, Microsoft has added this feature directly to your desktop. And Yes, you can specify which applications are allowed to appear in Action Center, and which are not.
It is worth noting that in build 9860 feature is not fully enabled, i.e. at the moment it handles not all notifications. Notifications are grouped by app and time. In addition, notifications can be closed one by one or all at once using the button «Clear All».
For notification center has a designated button in the taskbar, and it cannot be transferred in the system tray.
To access some options in the notification center, simply click the right mouse button on the icon Action Center. Here you can change the time hide notifications.
If you restart your computer or log out, notifications will be dropped.
If you want to change notification settings, go to PC Settings > Search and apps > Notifications.
Action Center in Windows 10 build 9860 has a very simple user interface and functional constraints, but in future versions it promises to be much better. Nevertheless, despite the shortcomings, I am very pleased with what I see now.