On Windows 10, in Settings > Notifications & Actions I have notifications turned on for Slack. If I click on Slack it takes me to more notification settings for Slack. On that screen I have Show notification banners set to On and Show notifications in action center set to Off.

I do see the toast-style banners pop up when I get a Slack message. But I also see those same notifications in the action center, which makes me wonder if I'm misunderstanding the setting.

Is there a way to have the toast banners and not have the notifications collect like so much sediment in the action center?

  • Did you try to disable Slack notifications in Settings? This should leave only banners active. – spike_66 Jul 4 '17 at 5:18
  • I tried leaving the "show notification banners" set to on, while setting the "notifications" off for Slack and now the banners don't show up :( It looks like "notifications" off kills everything. – jinglesthula Jul 7 '17 at 17:07
  • I have the same issue an am still looking for a solution – redwyre Jul 11 '17 at 6:57

Nope, there is no way of eating your cake and keeping it too: it's an all or nothing setting in Windows 10.

What I did was turning it off entirely on Windows 10:

  • I still see the red or blue ball on the slack icon itself and can hear the slack notification sound
  • My phone still pings me and shows the message if I don't read it within a minute or so.


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