Microsoft at this //build presented several exciting new features slated to be release in Windows 10 Anniversary Update – specially, among others, Action Center is coupled with a visual update that focuses on highlighting more of the content that matters most to you.
Indeed, the Action Center will be significantly improved with the upcoming update, getting better integration in the operating system and offering much more information beside the typical notification. Today, the Redmond company has begun to highlight along with How-To tips ahead of the Redstone July launch.
“As part of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update we undertook the challenge to make Action Center more relevant, beautiful, and personal than ever,” writes the company.
First among others, Microsoft says that users can now sign in to Cortana with their Microsoft Account and set-up notifications for a wide variety of tasks, including reminders and updates on favorite news topics. In addition, users can also set up photo reminders so that it shows up as part of the content when it triggers.
Do this by adding topics and teams and enabling the notifications check-box.
Next, the Action Center can now show notifications from the majority of apps in the store, including Phone notifications on the PC, when you are signed-in to Cortana using same Account on both devices. It works for Android too, just download the latest Cortana app.
Additionally, you can control which apps can forward notifications and which ones you rather keep in your phone by going into Cortana Settings > Manage Notifications > Select your device. Alternatively control them directly from Action Center by clicking the settings icon (or tap and hold) on the notification itself and selecting the top option.
Further, Microsoft Edge browser also can display web notifications from a series of websites. “You just open Edge, visit a website that supports web notifications such as web.skype.com or web.groupme.com, sign-in, grant permission when prompted (only once), and as long as you don’t close the browser tab, you’ll get notifications directly in your Action Center,” explains Microsoft.
And of course, the new Action Center allows you to control apps that can forward notifications, prioritize important notifications under settings, silent notifications, or choose the maximum number of items that will be displayed in Action Center without the need to expand. “The default is three, but you can select 1, 3, 5, 10, 20,” writes the company.
The nortifications settings can be done under Go to Settings > System > “Notifications & actions”.