Win10 notification “flash” is too short to see 2 ways to 5 seconds to fix

Windows 10’s notification feature is a bit tasteless, as notifications disappear before you have a chance to see them clearly. By default, this notification has a five-second display time, which doesn’t sound short, but the general content of the notification is usually text-heavy and the display area is small, so often you focus your eyes on the notification content and just read a few words before the notification’s dwell time is up. Want to see the content of the notification carefully? Click the “Notification and Action Center” button in the lower right corner of the system notification area, and then view it in the pop-up sidebar, in short, it requires additional operations. So how can I extend the stay of this notification box?


The first way is to modify it directly under Windows, first click the Start menu, then click the gear-shaped button in the left icon to open “Windows Settings”.



Next, go to the “Easy to use – Display” settings screen in order.


In the “Display” page, pull down the scroll bar on the right to find the “Simplify and personalize Windows” area, and then at the bottom of the “Display time for notifications “At the bottom, click the drop-down menu, there are 5 seconds, 7 seconds, 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes to choose from, the default is 5 seconds, according to their own preferences to set, I set here is 30 seconds.


So that the display time of the notification in the lower right corner of the Win10 screen can be extended to 30 seconds, you can also check the notification from the comfort.

Of course, this is the time option given by the system. If you want to display the notification time in this preset, for example, you want the notification to stay for 20 seconds or so, then we need to use the registry editor to “customize” the display time.

Now click on the Start menu, type “regedit” and confirm the click, and the Registry Editor will pop up.


In the Registry Editor, locate the HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelAccessibility item.


At this point in the right column, find the “MessageDuration” item, double-click to open a dialog box to edit the modified DWORD (32-bit) value. Note that here, first in the “Base”, click to select “Decimal” and then can be modified. After setting the decimal, in the “numeric data” to fill in the time you want the notice to stay displayed, such as 20 seconds, click OK to close the Registry Editor, log out or restart the computer, the notice will be extended to the time you set.

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