Disable Those Annoying Taskbar Pop-Up Suggestions In Windows 10

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Microsoft really wants you to use the Edge browser on your Windows 10 laptop. If you don’t, you’ll get taskbar pop-ups advertising for it. It’s annoying. Here’s how to turn them off.

Every time I open Chrome, Windows tells me I’ll get better battery life if I use Edge instead. Thanks, but no thanks. I don’t care, I want to use Chrome. Stop pestering me Windows. If you feel the same way, here’s the fix:

  1. Hit the Windows key or click the Windows menu in the bottom-left corner of your desktop.
  2. Go to Settings (the gear symbol) > System > Notifications & Actions.
  3. Disable the “Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows” toggle.
  4. Use whatever applications you want without being judged.

It’s a minor inconvenience, sure, but it’s so much nicer now that I can use my preferred choice of browser in peace.

Comments

  • I have this setting enabled, use Chrome and have never gotten a popup about Edge (or any other Microsoft product for that matter). It’s a useful setting to toggle, but I think the reason you’re getting the notifications is caused by something else.

  • When my company and family’s devices made the upgrade to Windows 10 we notified high disk usage and couldn’t explain why. One day I turned this “feature” off and suddenly the machines felt a significant reduction in drag.

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