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Allow Users to Change the Position of Notifications to Not Obscure Content

Ensure system level functionality does not interfere with in-game accessibility functionality. An example is system notifications appearing in the bottom-middle, where they obscure in-game subtitling/captioning.

Bottom/middle subtitle positioning is standard across industries, so the notifications need to be positioned somewhere else. Notifications appearing at the bottom-middle can sometimes be game-breaking even for players who don’t have subtitles turned on. For example, Telltale’s games, where notifications obscure conversation choices; choices that a player must read and choose from within a time window of just a few seconds.

Bottom-middle aside, the bottom corners usually have more critical information (i.e. information that needs to be referred to more often) in them than the rest of the screen, so top middle or top corners would be better.

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      • Xander Gerard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I may be mistaken, but I believe there was a feature for pop-ups to change placement based on your activity. For example, while playing games pop-ups would be on the bottom of the screen, as usual, but if you were watching a show/movie, it would move to the top. SUPER HELPFUL when you're watching media with subtitles.

      • Cozmo Robot commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Making the notifications slimmer would help. The existing windows taskbar could be an inspiration along with the ability to change its position.

      • kim byeong cheol commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You must move the bottom display to another location.
        Users who see subtitles are not comfortable with the display window that appears briefly below.
        Challenges and friend notifications and messages are here.

        It would be a little easier if you floated the bottom display window from a different position.

      • Zumo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I enjoy knowing when my friends are online or when they send party invites, and the "do not disturb" function is also amazing, however when I am watching a TV show or anime or anything the notification gets in my way right over the dialog. I think it would be amazing if in the notifications settings you could have a "placement" option like how the party overlay does it. Thank you for your time and I hope this becomes something

      • Gareth Kirk commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is currently done in the same way as the 360. It is the developers responsibility to move them

      • OLF commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be nice to be able to set the position of the popup notification per game. It would also be nice to be able to determine the size of the message.
        For large screens, the display does not have to be as big as it is at the moment.

      • Ian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hey moderators, you reworded the title, it doesn't make sense now! This suggestion is not about allowing users to change the positions of notifications. It is about Xbox changing their location across the board. Or potentially allowing developers to configure them, as was the case on the 360.

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