Add or Remove Quick Actions in Action Center in Windows 10

    Add or Remove Quick Actions in Action Center in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Quick Actions in Action Center in Windows 10
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    How to Add or Remove Quick Actions in Action Center in Windows 10

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    The Action Center in Windows 10 collects and shows toast notifications and alerts from traditional Windows applications and system notifications, alongside those generated from modern apps. Toast and notifications are then grouped in the Action Center by app and time.

    The Action Center will show you all of your past notifications until you clear them. This can be useful if you had a notification pop-up, and you missed what it said.

    The Action Center also has personalized quick actions at the bottom to be able to easily toggle on/off or open items such as Airplane mode, All settings, Connect, Display, Location, Note, Quiet hours, Tablet Mode, VPN, and Wifi.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 14328, there is a link below the new quick actions grid that will allow you to turn on or off the available Quick Actions.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 16199, the Note button was removed as a quick action.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove quick actions in Action Center for your account in Windows 10.


    EXAMPLE: Quick Actions in Action Center
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    Here's How:

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

    2. Click/tap on Notifications & actions on the left side, and click/tap on the Add or remove quick actions link under the Quick actions grid. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Turn on (add) or off (remove) quick actions for what you want to display in your action center. (see screenshot below)

    Note   Note
    The actions you have available will vary depending on your system.


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    4. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.



    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    22 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    UPDATE:

    Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14328, there is a link below the new quick actions grid that will allow you to turn on or off the available Quick Actions.
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  2.    11 Sep 2017 #2
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Hi,

    I wonder if there is a way to turn on/off certain Quick Actions icons in the Action Center via the registry, instead of doing it manually as described above.

    Before asking here I've wandered through some posts and searched the internet. I've noticed these keys:

    1/

    Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ActionCenter\Quick Actions\

    Here's a list of names of all the Quick Actions.

    2/

    Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ActionCenter\Quick Actions\UnpinnedByDefault

    Here's a list of names of Quick Actions that should be Unpinned by default. If I add some here (based on the names in the list described above) and reboot it doesn't seem to work.

    3/

    Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shell\ActionCenter\Quick Actions

    The value PinnedQuickActionSlotCount here is set at 4, which is the amount of Quick Actions seen by default without expanding the view in the Action Center. I don't need to change this one so I haven't tried it.

    4/

    Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Quick Actions\Pinned

    There seems to be a numbered list here of Pinned Quick Actions. The names are the same as in the list I mentioned in (1/). However if I remove some values here it also doesn't have effect (even after a reboot).

    ----

    Conclusion: I haven't found a thing that actually worked. Did anyone figure this out already?

    Thanks,
    Otium
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  3.    11 Sep 2017 #3
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040
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    Hello @otium, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If it helps, you can use the method in the tutorial below to backup and restore your quick action settings.

    Backup and Restore Action Center Quick Actions in Windows 10 Windows 10 Backup Restore Tutorials
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