The first feature update release of 2020, Windows 10 20H1, will be the next major update of the Windows 10 operating system after the release of the May 2019 Update.
Microsoft revealed recently that Windows 10 19H2, or Windows 10 version 1909, won't be a massive update. In fact, the update will be delivered just like any other cumulative update for the operating system. Means: it installs faster and without many of the issues associated with feature update installations.
A new preview build of Windows 10 20H1 was released yesterday to the Insider channel introducing accessibility and notification system improvements. Not all of these changes are visible in all installations of the build, as Microsoft tends to roll out some changes gradually over time, but the blog post on the Windows Experience blog provides a good rundown of what to expect.
The Notification system of the Windows 10 operating system offers only some options right now. Windows users and administrators may disable notifications or restrict them to certain applications.
The release of Windows 10 20H1, expected is an end of March 2020 release, introduces several important changes to the system:
The changes improve notifications management significantly in Windows 10. While these won't matter to users who turned off all notifications, it helps users who make use of them as it gives them better control and management options over these.
Annoying notifications can be disabled right from the popup, and the overhauled Notifications page in the Settings provides better options as well.
You may turn off notifications in Windows 10 by going to Settings > System > Notifications & Actions, and flipping the "get notifications from apps and other senders" switch to off. You may also turn off any other setting found there as a precaution.
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