Windows 10 Quiet Hours gets smarter by finding how you are using your PC

Quiet Hours or Do Not Disturb modes are one of the important features of any operating system, and many like me cant just live without it, especially when using a lot of apps, and have tons of meetings to attend. However, these modes need to be enabled just before you start doing something or can be enabled on a scheduled basis.

There are times when you forget it, and they are out of the schedule. Keeping this in mind, Microsoft is adding few scenario conditions to Windows. Here are few conditions that Microsoft has rolled out in its recent Windows 10 Insiders build 17074. This will eventually show up in the next major update of Windows 10.

Source: Windows Blog

  • Quiet Hours will automatically turn on when you are duplicating your display. Never get interrupted during presentations again!
  • Quiet Hours will turn on automatically when you are playing a full-screen exclusive DirectX game.
  • Customize your own priority list so that your important people and apps always breakthrough when Quiet Hours are on. People pinned to your taskbar with always breakthrough!
  • If you’re using Cortana, you can also have Quiet Hours turn on while you’re at home.

Once you disable the quiet hours, you will be able to see a summary of what you missed while you were in Quiet Hours. This is much needed else you will end up finding all of them together, and spending more time.

You can always set the schedule that works for you so that Quiet Hours are always on when you want them. You need to go to Settings > Quiet Hours to configure your schedule.

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