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By default notifications in Windows 8 are set to display for 5 seconds, however, you may want them to stay around for a bit longer.

How Change the Duration of Notifications

Press the Win + X keyboard combination, or right click in the bottom left hand corner of your screen to open the WinX menu, then launch Control Panel.

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Now head into the Ease of Access section.

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Then click on the Ease of Access Center link.

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Now click on the “Make it easier to focus on tasks” link.

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Here you will be able to adjust how long Windows keeps notifications open for.

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That’s all there is to it.

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Taylor Gibb is a professional software developer with nearly a decade of experience. He served as Microsoft Regional Director in South Africa for two years and has received multiple Microsoft MVP (Most Valued Professional) awards. He currently works in R&D at Derivco International.
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