Visual notifications for sounds in Windows 8
If you are finding the Windows sound alerts ineffective, especially when you are listening to an audio or viewing a video presentation, you could perhaps settle for visual notifications instead. On your Windows 8-based PC, if you are yet to try out this modification, here is your chance to do it now. We have for you the steps below that you can follow in order to set your Windows PC to display visual notifications in the place of sounds. Although sounds can work out for many, users with hearing disability may find it difficult to instantly register. For them and you, Windows 8 offers simple steps that can help modify the settings and let the PC show up visual alerts instead of sounds.
- Right click on the blank area of the Start screen and then click ‘All Apps’ on the menu bar that appears at the bottom.
- Under ‘Windows Accessories’, click on ‘Control Panel’ and it will open the ‘Control Panel’ window on the desktop.
- Click 'Ease of Access' and then click 'Ease of Access Center'.
- Click ‘Use text or visual alternatives for sounds’.
- Select the checkbox next to ‘Turn on visual notifications for sounds’.
- Click ‘Apply’ and then click ‘OK’.
- Close the ‘Ease of Access Center’ window.Â
If this is a temporary set up for you, don’t bother about rolling back the settings as it was previously. You can do it just as easily as you have done it now.
To easily comprehend the steps, check out the solution video given below. To watch it now, click on the window: