Windows 10: Windows 10 Focus assist active when on desktop only

Discus and support Windows 10 Focus assist active when on desktop only in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Since the Windows 10 May feature update Focus Assist is now constantly active if my PC is sitting on the desktop when its set for Full screen or games... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by scottw92, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. scottw92 Win User

    Windows 10 Focus assist active when on desktop only


    Since the Windows 10 May feature update Focus Assist is now constantly active if my PC is sitting on the desktop when its set for Full screen or games only. It disables if i open a program such as chrome and works as intended when i go full screen or launch a game. If i were to minimise or close chrome (as an example) and return to desktop focus assist activates again. I've tried disabling focus assist completely but surprising it seems to still be active while on the desktop and I've tried closing all background running programs to no avail. Is this a change in intended behaviour for focus assist or a outstanding issue and is there any workarounds?

    :)
     
    scottw92, Jun 16, 2019
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  2. Brink Win User

    Windows focus assist


    Hello Mike, *Smile

    Focus Assist used to be called "Quiet Hours".

    It's a feature that basically allows you to pause or stop showing notifications when they would be inconvenient.

    Here's some tutorials below to give you more details:

    Turn On or Off Focus Assist in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Change Focus Assist Automatic Rules in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Customize Focus Assist Priority List in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
     
    Brink, Jun 16, 2019
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  3. Windows focus assist


    Ah, i just realized you can turn it off for gaming mode. Its might be help while i am working on my essay. Thanks.
     
    mikelferdinan, Jun 16, 2019
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  4. EdTittel Win User

    Windows 10 Focus assist active when on desktop only

    Windows focus assist


    Focus Assist is nicely explained in this Windows Blog item from Elana Pidgeon "Windows 10 Tip: How to enable Focus Assist in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update" (May 2018):

    "Focus Assist helps you get more done by easily blocking notifications, sounds, and alerts to create distraction-free work times. This is helpful if you’re giving a presentation or trying to focus on a paper, you can use Focus Assist to block interruptions or distractions."
    Check out the preceding link for more information on the tool, along with instructions for enabling/disabling this setting.

    HTH,
    --Ed--
     
    EdTittel, Jun 16, 2019
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