How to Customize Quiet Hours Priority List in Windows 10

Quiet Hours is a feature in Windows 10 that disables showing all notifications. Any notifications you get while Quiet Hours is turned on will still appear in the Action Center for you to review later.

Are there certain times when you don’t want to be interrupted or just need to stay focused on what you’re doing? Starting with Windows 10 build 17074, you can automatically choose those times when you don’t want to be bothered with Quiet Hours automatic rules.

  • Quiet Hours will automatically turn on when you are duplicating your display. Never get interrupted during presentations again!
  • Quiet Hours will turn on automatically when you are playing a full screen exclusive DirectX game.
  • You can set the schedule that works for you so that Quiet Hours are always on when you want them. Go to Settings > System > Quiet Hours to configure your schedule.
  • Customize your own priority list so that your important people and apps always breakthrough when Quiet Hours are on. People pinned to your task bar with always break through!
  • See a summary of what you missed while you were in Quiet Hours.
  • If you’re using Cortana, you can also have Quiet Hours turn on while you’re at home.

The priority list allows you to manage which notifications are allowed. The rest will go straight to action center when you have Quiet Hours turned on to Priority only. Alarms will still work though.

This tutorial will show you how to customize your priority list for Quiet Hours for your account in Windows 10.

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