Enable balloon notifications and disable toasts in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with the new Notification Center and all app and system notifications are displayed as toasts by default. However, they will disappear suddenly once the timeout is reached, as well as some do not appear at all due to the compatibility issues. If you would like to restore the balloon notifications and get a single tooltip from software, try the how-to tutorial to enable the feature on Surface Pro or other computer.

How to Enable balloon notifications and disable toasts in Windows 10
If you are using the Windows 10 Home editions without the Group Policy editor, try the way by changing the value of Registry editor.
* Press Win + R from your keyboard, type regedit into Run box, and hit Enter.
* Go to the key location in the left pane of Registry Editor:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer

* Select the Explorer key (If not, go to create it.), and go to its right side pane. No matter the system is 32-bit or 64-bit version, right click any empty area to create a new 32-bit DWORD value, set its name as EnableLegacyBalloonNotifications, and change its value data to 1.
* Then restart your device to apply changes.

Another method by modifying the Group Policy editor in Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise
* Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu, and select Group Policy Editor: from the results.
* Navigate to the path below:

User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar

* In the right pane, find the “Disable showing balloon notifications as toasts” option and double click on it, check Enabled box, and click Apply > Ok button.
* Finally reboot the system and go to check if balloon tooltips are restored.


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