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    Change Number of Quick Actions to Show in Windows 10 Action Center

    Change Number of Quick Actions to Show in Windows 10 Action Center

    How to Change Number of Quick Actions to Show in Windows 10 Action Center
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    31 Mar 2017
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    How to Change Number of Quick Actions to Show in Windows 10 Action Center

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    The Action Center in Windows 10 has personalized quick actions at the bottom, which get you to your most-used settings and apps instantly. For example, 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 Wi-Fi.

    Users can choose quick actions in Settings to show at the bottom of their Action Center.

    This tutorial will show you how to change how many quick actions to show in the Action Center before expanding for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to change how many quick actions show in the Action Center and Settings for all users.

    Note   Note
    Settings will only show up to six quick actions, but the Action Center can show all available quick actions without having to expand.

    EXAMPLE: Quick Actions set to 0 (zero) and 4 (default)
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    Here's How:

    1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type regedit, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

    2. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

    3. Browse to the Quick Actions key at the location below in Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

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

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    4. In the right pane of the Quick Actions key, double click/tap on the PinnedQuickActionSlotCount DWORD to modify it. (see screenshot above)

    5. Select (dot) Decimal, enter a number for how many of your available quick actions you want to show, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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    Note   Note
    4 is the default number of quick actions to show.

    0 (zero) will have no quick actions show in your Action Center until you expand them.

    As an example, I have a total of 13 quick actions available in my Action Center, so I could enter a number between 0 to 13 to show without having to expand.
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    6. Restart explorer or sign out and sign in to apply.

    That's it,

  1.    22 Jan 2017 #1

    here , on two computers
    with 1607 (maybe matter that) , both up to date , 64bit english

    only 0,1,2,3,4 values are OK.
    values greater than 4 will put only 4 quick actions in action center
    like default setting.

    you must read the post #5

    Last edited by oneLess; 29 Jan 2017 at 08:26.
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  2.    22 Jan 2017 #2

    tip somehow related ,

    if you change the registry key "Type" from the default dword value 1 to 0

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ActionCenter\Quick Actions\All\SystemSettings_Connections_Add_VPN]
    will vanish [VPN] tile from : settings/system/notifications and action center quick actions tiles
    but you will still have normal access to VPN via settings/networks & internet/VPN


    for vanish [Project] tile
    replace SystemSettings_Connections_Add_VPN with QuickActions_Launcher_DisplayTopology
    same value for vanishing [2=showed/default => 0=vanished/hided]

    for vanish [All settings] tile
    replace SystemSettings_Connections_Add_VPN with QuickActions_Launcher_AllSettings
    same value for vanishing [1=showed/default => 0=vanished]

    and so on for any tile , just found and set the proper entry in registry

    for undo , restore default values in registry and RESTART

    Last edited by oneLess; 31 Jan 2017 at 03:38.
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  3. Brink's Avatar
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       22 Jan 2017 #3

    Hello oneLess, :)

    By default, only 4 quick actions will show at the bottom of the Action Center unless you click on "Expand" to see all of them.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    29 Jan 2017 #4

    I found a way to have ALL tiles expanded permanently on quick actions
    with expand/collapse button/link vanished/hided

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    this is possible if :

    1. the number you set to PinnedQuickActionSlotCount must be greater than or equal
    with your [maximum number of quick action tiles] you have
    a bigger number is better , because in future microsoft can add new quick action tiles via updates and those will be showed there
    I set this value to 100=0x64

    2. a restart its a must [a sign out/sign in its not enough]

    3. before restart you must have the quick actions tiles already expanded
    if tiles are in a collapsed state before restart
    you will have after restart only first 4 tiles (1 row) , without expand button/link


    you still can disable/enable tiles in [settings/system/notifications and actions]
    I keep only 8 tiles for desktops ( 2 full rows , like in the attached picture) and 12 tiles for notebooks ( 3 rows)
    [1 more extra tile will eat a lot from action center notifications area]

    or you can vanished them like I presented in post #2 about VPN tile and others ,
    any tile can be vanished with the proper setting in registry
    I use this way for contextual useless tiles
    (VPN , Project , All settings is anyway so redundant if I need 1 more free space there)

    with 0,1,2,3 and 4 values , works like Brink said
    with values between 5 and ([maximum number of quick action tiles you have] -1)
    the behavior is like the value is set to 4 (default) , explained by Brink above

    you can anytime undo that by setting the default value 4 (restart its a must)

    Last edited by oneLess; 30 Jan 2017 at 15:30.
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
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       29 Jan 2017 #5

    Thank you for the tip @oneLess. :)
      My ComputersSystem Spec


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