How to Disable Windows 10’s Taskbar Pop-up Notifications

Microsoft is now more aggressively pushing taskbar and action center ads—some for Microsoft Edge, some for other Microsoft products. These are just one of the many types of advertising in Windows 10. Here’s how to make it stop nagging you.

Windows 10’s taskbar pop-ups are implemented differently from those Get Office notifications. They’re not generated by the app they’re advertising for, like Edge. Instead, they’re generated by the Windows operating system itself. You can’t just disable those notifications like you would for the Get Office app.

You’ll find this setting in the Settings app. Open the Start menu and click the Settings icon to launch it.

Navigate to System > Notifications & Actions in the Settings app.

Scroll down to the Notifications section and disable the “Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows” option.

That’s it. Windows won’t notify you with these “tips, tricks and suggestions” any longer.

Chris Hoffman is a technology writer and all-around computer geek. He's as at home using the Linux terminal as he is digging into the Windows registry. Connect with him on Google+.