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Work with apps and notifications

Key points

  • Installing a Store app or desktop app on your Windows 10 computer makes it available in the app list on the Start menu. You can start the app from the app list or from a shortcut on the Start menu, taskbar, or desktop.

  • Several common productivity and information management apps and tools are installed with Windows 10. You can install additional apps from the Store, from online sources, or from external installation media.

  • The installation routines for some apps configure them to start automatically when you sign in to Windows. A list of these apps is available for review and management from the Startup tab of Task Manager. You can review the memory resource impact of each app and choose whether to permit it to start automatically.

  • Many apps display notifications when specific events occur. You can review a list of these apps and choose whether to permit the apps to display audio, banner, and group notifications. To temporarily turn off all notifications, turn on the Quiet Hours feature.