Notifications on your Chromebook can be helpful, but they can also be distracting. If you’re tired of being interrupted by notifications from apps and websites, you may want to turn them off.
In this article, I’ll show you how to disable notifications on your Chromebook in several ways. You can disable individual app notifications or completely turn off notifications with Do Not Disturb mode.
When there are few to no notifications on your Chromebook, you can work distraction-free and get things done. Without further ado, let’s get started!
Table of Contents
- Method one: Turning off notifications with Do Not Disturb
- Method two: Turning off notifications from the notification itself
- Method three: Turning off notifications from select apps
- Frequently Asked Questions
Method one: Turning off notifications with Do Not Disturb
If you’re tired of being interrupted by notifications on your Chromebook, you can easily enable Do Not Disturb mode to silence them. This feature is especially useful when you need to focus on work or want to reduce distractions.
This feature can be enabled via the clock button at the bottom right corner, and then click Do Not Disturb, which is represented by a dash icon. Remember, you may still receive notifications but they are going to be less of a distraction.
Method two: Turning off notifications from the notification itself
If you ever receive a notification and wish not to see them in the future, you may click the Turn off button when the notification appears. However, this method is only possible if you receive the notification in the first place.
For that reason, in the next guide, I’m going to show you how to disable notifications from your select apps.
Method three: Turning off notifications from select apps
1. First, open the Launcher and click Settings.
2. On the left menu, select Apps and then continue to Notifications.
3. In this page, you can choose which apps you want to show their notifications. Apps that are toggled off won’t display notifications even when the “Do Not Disturb” mode is not enabled.
So, there you have it! ChromOS experience with little to no distracting notifications. With that said, the system may still poping up important information that you need to address like updates, security breaches, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to turn off notifications?
You can turn off notifications on your Chromebook by going to the shelf bar (clock icon) and then enabling the Do Not Disturb mode. Alternatively, you may navigate to Settings > Apps > Notifications and then select which app notifications you wish to turn off completely.
Can you stop Chrome notifications?
Yes, you can stop Chrome notifications by going to Chrome settings, selecting “Privacy and security,” and then “Site settings.” From there, you can scroll down to “Notifications” and click “Don’t allow sites to send notifications”.
How do I stop pop-ups on my Chromebook?
By default, Google Chrome blocks pop-ups from automatically showing up on your screen. When a pop-up is blocked, the address bar will be marked “Pop-up blocked.” If you still get pop-ups after disabling them, you may have previously subscribed to receive notifications from a site.
To disable pop-ups, go to Chrome settings, select “Privacy and security,” and then “Site settings.” From there, you can scroll down to “Pop-ups and redirects” and toggle the switch to “Don’t allow sites to send pop-ups or use redirects”.
Where is the notification bar on my Chromebook?
The notification bar on a Chromebook is located in the lower right corner of the screen, also known as the status bar or shelf. It displays the time, battery level, and other system notifications.