How to Enable Startup App Notification on Windows 11

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  • The option to see startup app notifications exists but is turned off by default.
  • All you need to do is navigate the Settings app and activate this new feature.
  • Follow the steps below and you will be done with the process in only minutes.

Would you like your operating system to immediately notify you whenever a new app registers itself to run at startup?

Well, if your answer was yes, know that you aren’t the only one. In fact, Windows 11 users have expressed a desire for such software since the early stages of the new OS.

This feature, which exists but is turned off by default, is actually hidden deep inside Windows 11 system’s settings, and we are going to show you how to turn it on.

And, if you are just starting your journey with Windows 11, or just need some extra information, we can show you the best browsers, the best antivirus programs, or the best android apps you can use.

Doesn’t Windows 11 already notify me about startup apps?

If the feature is deactivated, no. Apps can add themselves to the system start, sometimes without even notifying the user about it.

However, the new operating system 11 includes an option to send such notifications when that happens, as you are about to see.

In case you didn’t know, there are actually two types of autostart applications, which include apps that need to run on system startup, and those that don’t.

Security software, for example, falls into the first category, while applications that are not loaded regularly or immediately after startup are in the second one.

Each and every user has his own preference, and some people might want to run apps at startup that are not really required to run that early.

Does Windows 11 have Do Not Disturb mode?

Yes, it does. This is one of the features that Redmond developers were proud to announce during a past Build conference when multiple new functionalities were introduced to the young OS.

You can activate it from the Settings app and also set timers for it, so you can better focus on your work between certain hours.

You can also set it to be triggered whenever you are gaming, when using certain apps, or when using multiple monitors.

How do I turn on startup app notifications in Windows 11?

  1. Press Win + I to access Settings.
  2. Select the System tab, then click on Notifications.system notifications
  3. Under Notifications from apps and other senders, activate Startup App Notifications.startup apps notifications

Can I turn off notifications for specific apps on Windows 11?

Yes, you can personalize the notification experience any way you would like, pretty much. It is all done from the Settings app and it shouldn’t take you more than a couple of minutes.

Just as seen in the screenshots above, you need to navigate the Settings app and reach the Notifications panel, where you can tweak and trim the notifications you receive.

Under Notifications from apps and other senders, You will see a list of all the applications you have installed on your Windows 11 operating system.

From there, simply turn notifications on or off, depending on preference, for each individual software you have installed.

Also, if you need a bit of assistance with the Windows 11 Action Center, we have a dedicated article that will surely be of use.

Remember that Windows 11 just received its first major update, in the form of version 22H2, which is full of new stuff that you should definitely check out.

Be sure to leave a comment in the dedicated section below if this article has been helpful to you.

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