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Turn on or turn off Silent Mode manually

Apr 30, 2010

Norton Internet Security lets you manually turn on Silent Mode for a specified duration. When Silent Mode is turned on, Norton Internet Security suppresses alerts and suspends background activities for the duration that you specify. You can verify the turn-on status of Silent Mode in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar. The Norton Internet Security icon in the notification area changes to a crescent-shaped icon to display the turn-on status of Silent Mode. Turning on Silent Mode manually before you perform your tasks helps you prevent alerts, notifications, or background activities interrupting you for the specified duration.

You can turn on Silent Mode for a period of one hour, two hours, four hours, or six hours. After the specified duration, Norton Internet Security turns off Silent Mode. You can also manually turn off Silent Mode at any time. Norton Internet Security notifies you after Silent Mode is turned off. The activities that are suspended during Silent Mode run after Silent Mode is turned off.

You can manually turn on Silent Mode for a specified duration before you perform any important task on your computer. You can turn on Silent Mode for a period of one hour, two hours, four hours, or six hours. The Norton Internet Security icon displays the turn-on status of Silent Mode in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar. Norton Internet Security notifies you after Silent Mode is turned off. After Silent Mode is turned off, Norton Internet Security also displays alerts if it detected any security activities that occurred during the Silent Mode session.

You can turn on or turn off Silent Mode from the Settings window or from the Norton Tasks window. You can also turn on or turn off Silent Mode by using the Norton Internet Security icon in the notification area.

To turn on Silent Mode from the Settings window
  1. In the Norton Internet Security main window, in the Computer pane, click Settings.
  2. In the Settings window, click the Miscellaneous Settings bar to open it.
  3. Under Silent Mode Settings, in the Silent Mode row, move the On/Off switch to the left to the On position.
  4. In the Settings window, click Apply.
  5. In the Turn on Silent Mode dialog box, in the Select the duration drop-down list, select how long you want to turn on Silent Mode, and then click OK.
To turn off Silent Mode from the Settings window
  1. In the Norton Internet Security main window, in the Computer pane, click Settings.
  2. In the Settings window, click the Miscellaneous Settings bar to open it.
  3. Under Silent Mode Settings, in the Silent Mode row, move the On/Off switch to the right to the Off position.
  4. In the Settings window, click Apply.
To turn on Silent Mode from the Norton Tasks window
  1. In the Norton Internet Security main window, click Norton Tasks.
  2. In the Norton Tasks window, next to Silent Mode, move the On/Off switch to the left to the On position.
  3. In the Turn on Silent Mode dialog box, in the Select the duration drop-down list, select how long you want to turn on Silent Mode, and then click OK.
  4. Click Close.
To turn off Silent Mode from the Norton Tasks window
  1. In the Norton Internet Security main window, click Norton Tasks.
  2. In the Norton Tasks window, next to Silent Mode, move the On/Off switch to the right to the Off position.
  3. Click Close.
To turn on Silent Mode from the notification area
  1. In the notification area on the Windows taskbar, right-click the Norton Internet Security icon, and then click Turn on Silent Mode.
  2. In the Turn on Silent Mode dialog box, in the Select the duration drop-down list, select how long you want to turn on Silent Mode, and then click OK.
To turn off Silent Mode from the notification area
  • In the notification area on the Windows taskbar, right-click the Norton Internet Security icon, and then click Turn off Silent Mode.

4 comments: (+add yours?)



» Anonymous said...

This is great but how about a switch to turn off the useless "Norton is running tasks in the background". When this pops up on an idle pc it kills the screen saver and will not allow it to resume until the notification is closed out. I have come back to my screen after a few hours to see this not knowing how long the notification was there. I do not enjoy my screen saver being overridden by your software.



» Admin said...

@Anonymous,
Hi!
First, this is my blog, but not my software...
About your problem, look here:
Norton Internet Security wakes computer from Screensaver.



» Anonymous said...

This doesnt work..
T_T



» Admin said...

@Anonymous,
Sorry, but currently, I can not help you with anything. I will post it here on the blog as soon as I find a solution.

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