Notification

Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope

A notification is a message that is displayed by an operating system or a program that is unrelated to what the user is doing on the computer. For example, while browsing the Internet on a laptop it may display a notification that your battery is low and that your laptop should be connected to an outlet.

In Microsoft Windows notifications are handled and shown by the Windows notification area.

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