How to Change Notification Dismiss Time on Windows 11

On Windows 11, you can get many notifications from time to time. These notifications could be displayed by the Windows operating system itself or they might come from various third-party apps too. For example, a good antivirus software like ESET NOD32 Antivirus might display a notification about the license the is going to expire soon or a notification about a virus that it has captured before it could do any damage. Another good example of notifications is those coming from your email client such as Mozilla Thunderbird about newly received email messages.

Not all of these notifications are useful and many of them can be completely ignored without any second thoughts. But some of these notifications could be important and you do not want to miss them. This is why you might want to increase the amount of time that Windows takes to display these notifications. By default, Windows 11 displays notifications for only 5 seconds before dismissing them automatically. But we can increase this time limit very easily through Windows settings.

Here is how we can change the notification dismissal time on Windows 11:

  1. Press the hotkey Win+I to open Windows settings. Alternatively, you can also click on the Start and then on the cogwheel icon to open Windows settings.
  2. In the Windows settings, click on Accessibility and then Visual Effects.Change Notification Time in Windows 11
  3. Click on the list shown next to Dismiss notifications after this amount of time and choose a time period. You can choose from 5 seconds, 7 seconds, 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, or 5 minutes.
  4. Close Windows settings.

This is an easy to way to change the amount of time after which the notifications displayed in the system tray of Windows 11 will automatically disappear. They can still be accessed by clicking on the notifications center icon in the bottom-right corner of your screen. From the notification center, we can either completely turn off all notifications or choose which of the apps are allowed to display notifications.