Our modern world is constantly bombarded with cell phone and computer notifications. While these notifications can help you stay updated and connected, they can also become a significant source of distraction.
Recognizing this, Microsoft has introduced a helpful feature called “Focus Assist” in Windows 11, their latest operating system. With Focus Assist, users can selectively block unnecessary notifications that can hinder their focus when they need it the most. It’s a fantastic tool for maintaining productivity and concentration.
If you’re wondering how to set up and use Focus Assist, I’ve got you covered! Just follow the steps below to get started:
How to Use Focus Assist in Windows 11
1: Click the “Network, volume and battery” icon in the bottom right corner to open the “Quick settings” panel.
2: with the menu open, click “Focus assist” to enable it.
3: the first option will only activate the alarms programmed on the computer. Click once more on the icon to change it again.
4: only notifications configured as priority will be displayed for this mode. If you want to disable the “Focus assist,” click again on the indicated icon.
5: To configure priority notifications, access the “Start” menu and click on “Settings” or use the “Windows + I” command.
6: Go to the “System” tab on the left menu and click “Focus Assist.”
7: Check one of the options or select automatic rules in the bottom corner. To create priority notifications, click on “Customize Priority List.”
8: choose whether you want to receive notifications from calls, reminders, people (add contacts) or from which apps.
Ready! You can now use the Windows 11 hover assist.