Avast Software has released Avast Free Antivirus 18.6.2349 and is available for download. Game Mode in Avast which silences notifications from Windows Update and other apps, including Avast has been replaced with much improved Do Not Disturb Mode in Avast 18.6. The new DND mode allows you to run full-screen applications without any interruptions.
Avast Do Not Disturb Mode
Do Not Disturb Mode Promises to disable notifications from Windows, other applications and even that of Avast. The new DND mode works for non-game apps also such as browsers, for instance, Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Edge. That means whenever an app goes to fullscreen, Avast will add that to DND list.
Launch Avast UI > Performance > Do Not Disturb Mode
You can even maximize performance for an app or game, for that, click on three dots and check ‘Maximize Performance’ in the right-click menu.
Start adding apps manually or Avast will detect apps running in fullscreen and displays them in Do Not Disturb Mode interface.
To add a new app to DND mode, click on Add a New App, select the apps displayed and click ‘Add’. If an app you want to add isn’t in the list, you can add it by using ‘Select App Path’.
If you’ve any issues with this, you can disable it by visiting Avast Settings > Components > Performance > Do Not Disturb Mode.
Note: We noticed Do Not Disturb mode doesn’t work right away after installing Avast, it keeps showing loading screen, you may need to restart your computer for it to display and function properly.
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What’s your take on Avast’s newly launched Do Not Disturb Mode?
Source: Avast forums