How to change the duration of notifications displayed by Windows 8


By default with Windows 8notifications and messages that appear on the desktop are scheduled to appear for 5 seconds, after which they automatically disappear.

This time frame may seem a bit short and there is a setting to change it.

To do this, access the Control Panels (“Windows X” then Control Panels) and choose “Ergonomics Options”.

At the bottom of the window, click on “Make tasks easier to accomplish”. The setting falls under the category “Set time limits and flashing visual signals”.

At this level, you can set the display duration of notifications displayed by Windows in a menu (between 5 seconds and 5 minutes) on the line “How long should Windows notification dialog boxes remain open?” “.

Note that this same setting is available from the PC Settings page in the Ease of Access section.