How to Disable Notification Sounds in Windows 10

Last Updated: Feb 10, 2024 by

Windows 10 is known for its constant notifications, whether it’s for updates, emails, or app notifications. While these notifications can be helpful, they can also be distracting and disruptive. If you find yourself constantly being interrupted by notification sounds, you may want to consider disabling them. In this article, we will discuss how to disable notification sounds in Windows 10.

Accessing the Sound Settings

The first step to disabling notification sounds is to access the sound settings. To do this, click on the Start button and type “sound” in the search bar. Click on the “Sound” option that appears in the search results. This will open the Sound settings window.

Disabling All Notification Sounds

If you want to completely disable all notification sounds, you can do so by clicking on the “Sounds” tab in the Sound settings window. Then, under the “Sound Scheme” section, select “No Sounds” from the drop-down menu. This will disable all system sounds, including notification sounds.

Disabling Specific Notification Sounds

If you only want to disable certain notification sounds, you can do so by clicking on the “Sounds” tab and scrolling down to the “Program Events” section. Here, you will see a list of different events and the sounds associated with them. To disable a specific notification sound, click on the event and select “None” from the drop-down menu next to “Sounds.”

Customizing Notification Sounds

If you don’t want to completely disable notification sounds, but want to customize them, you can do so by clicking on the “Sounds” tab and scrolling down to the “Program Events” section. Here, you can select an event and click on the “Browse” button to choose a custom sound from your computer. This allows you to have a unique sound for each notification.

Disabling App-Specific Notification Sounds

Some apps have their own notification sounds that are separate from the system sounds. To disable these app-specific notification sounds, you will need to access the app’s settings. For example, if you want to disable notification sounds for the Mail app, open the Mail app and click on the gear icon in the bottom left corner to access the settings. Then, click on “Notifications” and toggle off the option for “Play a sound when a notification arrives.”

Using a Third-Party App

If you want more control over your notification sounds, you can use a third-party app such as “Noisy.” This app allows you to customize notification sounds for different apps and even set custom sounds for specific contacts. It also has a feature that allows you to temporarily mute all notification sounds.

By following these steps, you can easily disable or customize notification sounds in Windows 10. This can help you stay focused and avoid distractions while using your computer. Have you tried any of these methods? Let us know in the comments.

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