The notifications area is one of the most useful features in the windows operating system, it allow you to have a glimpse of the active software and also notifies you with any urgent action you should take in your behalf, for example a virus alert that you should handle by either deleting the virus or quarantining it. But sometimes it becomes overwhelming and it might even cause you to lose concentration on the task at hand which is both annoying and time consuming and this post is coming for the rescue.
This post will present a step by step guide on how to disable the notification area.
Step 1: Type gpedit.msc in the search bar / Cortana and hit “Enter”.
Step 2: Navigate to; User Configuration → Administrative Templates → Start Menu and taskbar.
Step 3: On the left hand side menu double click on “Hide the Notification Area”.
Step 4: A new window will pop up, click on the radio button beside “enabled” then hit the “Apply” tab at the bottom of the window.
Congratulations, now you’ve successfully disabled the notification area and you can concentrate on the job at hand.