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There is a way to show past notifications in Windows 8?

If for example I was away from keyboard for 30 minutes, I want to see what happened, in a glance.

Or I have to watch the "alert bubbles" in the start menu? (less immediate)

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One would think the Event Log would contain anything that caused a notification. – Mark Allen Oct 31 '12 at 18:56
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This is a much commented on quirk in Windows 8. It is currently not supported by the framework (notifications can be missed) and it has raised an immeasurable number of posts to various web boards.

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Is this still the case in 2014 with Windows 8.1? My Surface Pro is sleeping and makes notification sounds. Later I wake it up to see what was so important and nothing to see. – stesch Sep 5 '14 at 20:27

AFAIK, Windows 8 doesn't have a unified notification center or something. So no notification history feature in Windows 8 as of yet.

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