Windows 10's Focus Assist feature temporarily hides incoming notifications. The next time you upgrade Windows 10, Focus Assist can be activated when you use a full-screen app, whether it's YouTube in a browser, Netflix, or a desktop video player like VLC.
This feature will be included in Windows 10 update with the code name 19H1 and is expected to be released in April 2019. Microsoft has just added this feature to Insider Build 18277, released on November 7.
Focus Assist has already been added in the April 201
In Windows 10 19H1, Focus Assist gets a new option that hides notifications when you use a full-screen app. It's called "When I use an app in full-screen mode" and is in the other Focus Assist settings under Settings> System> Focus Assist. Available.
So if you're using an app A full-screen app – whether it's a full-screen YouTube video in Chrome or another browser, a Netflix stream, or even a downloaded video plays in VLC, Movies & TV or any other app – Focus Assist can automatically disable incoming notifications Avoid harassing you. Using your PC as a media center can be very useful.
There is only one catch: Many Windows applications use their own custom notification types and ignore this setting. Focus Assist only affects Windows applications that use standard Windows notifications – the type that appears in the Action Center.
You may want to see some notifications while watching a video – that's okay too. You can set Focus Assist to Priority Only mode and configure a list of priority applications. Focus Assist lets you receive notifications of specific applications that interest you.
Of course you do not need to use Focus Assist if you do not want to. You can simply disable it from the settings page and forget it exists.
To hide notifications while watching videos today
If you want Focus Assist to obscure notifications during today's video, you can press the Action Center by pressing Windows + A or clicking the notification bubbles icon in the the taskbar at the bottom right of the screen. Click on the "Focus Assist" tile to activate it. If the tile does not appear, click the "expand" link.
You need to go back here and turn it off again if you want to see notifications. When the next Windows 10 update arrives, Windows 10 can automatically turn it on and off for you.
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