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How to Turn Lock Screen App Notifications On or Off in Windows 8 and 8.1

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When you turn on to show app notifications and select to show notifications from specific apps, you can also decide to show app notifications on your lock screen while still signed in.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to show app notifications on your lock screen in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.


EXAMPLE: App Notification on Lock Screen

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Lock Screen App Notifications - Turn On/Off in Windows 8 OPTION ONE Lock Screen App Notifications - Turn On/Off in Windows 8
To Turn On or Off App Notifications on Lock Screen in PC settings

1. Open PC settings, and do step 2 or 3 below for what Windows 8 you have.

2. In Windows 8 or Windows RT, click/tap on Notifications on the left side, and go to step 4 below. (see top screenshot below )

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3. In Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1, click/tap on Search and apps on the left side, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)

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A) Click/tap on Notifications on the left side, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below step 5)

4. If you have not already, you will need to turn on show app notifications to be able to set for the lock screen.

5.
In the right pane under Notifications, move the Show app notifications on the lock screen slider right (turn on) or left (turn off) for what you want to do. (see screenshot below)

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6. When finished, you can close PC settings if you like.






Lock Screen App Notifications - Turn On/Off in Windows 8 OPTION TWO Lock Screen App Notifications - Turn On/Off in Windows 8
To Turn On or Off App Notifications on Lock Screen using a BAT File


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The .bat files below are for the registry key and value below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PushNotifications

LockScreenToastEnabled DWORD

0 = Turn off lock screen notifications
1 = Turn on lock screen notifications


1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.

2. To Turn On Show App Notifications on Your Lock Screen
NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_On_App_Notifications_on_Lock_Screen.bat


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3. To Turn Off Show App Notifications on Your Lock Screen

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_Off_App_Notifications_on_Lock_Screen.bat


download

4. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .bat file to run it.

6. If prompted, click/tap on Run.
NOTE: If you like, you can stop getting the Run prompt by unblocking the downloaded .bat file.

7. You will now notice your screen flicker and a command prompt quickly open and close as explorer is restarted to apply the registry changes.

8. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .bat file if you like.




That's it,
Shawn