[Windows 10 Tip] Rearrange or Add/Remove Quick Actions in Action Center

We told you earlier about some improvements and changes in Action Center present in recently released Windows 10 Anniversary Update. In this tutorial, we are going to tell you:

  • How to rearrange (change position of) Quick Actions buttons present in Action Center
  • How to add or remove Quick Actions buttons in Action Center


In previous Windows 10 versions such as RTM or November Update, we could only customize functionality of 4 Quick Actions buttons using Settings app and there was no built-in way to add or remove Quick Actions buttons from Action Center. That's why we posted about a Registry tweak to disable all or some Quick Actions buttons in Action Center which can be found at following link:

[Windows 10 Tip] Disable "Quick Actions" Buttons in Action Center

But now with the release of Windows 10 Anniversary Update, there is no need of using any Registry tweak. Now Windows 10 already allows you to rearrange all Quick Actions buttons. You can also remove all or some desired Quick Actions buttons from Action Center.

Following steps will help you in rearranging or adding/removing Quick Actions buttons in Action Center in Windows 10:

1. Open Settings app from Start Menu or by pressing WIN+I keys together.

2. Now go to System -> Notifications & actions section.

PS: Alternatively, You can directly launch this page using "ms-settings:notifications" command in RUN dialog box as mentioned here.

3. To add or remove Quick Actions buttons, click on "Add or remove quick actions" link.


On the next page, you can turn on or off desired Quick Actions buttons.

If you want to remove all Quick Actions buttons, set all of them to Off and all Quick Actions buttons will be removed from Action Center.


BONUS TIP: The Quick Actions buttons are added to Action Center in same sequence in which you turn them on. For example, turn all Quick Actions to off and then start turning them on in sequence in which you want to show them in Action Center. If you want to show Wi-Fi at first place, then enable it first and so on.

4. After adding/removing desired Quick Actions buttons go back to previous page in Settings.

To rearrange the Quick Actions buttons you can drag-n-drop any Quick Action button to desired position in the given list and the buttons position will be immediately changed in Action Center.


That's really a great improvement to Action Center in Windows 10 and we hope Microsoft will keep improving it in future builds...

Also Check:

[Windows 10 Tip] Show / Hide Number of New Notifications on Action Center Icon in Taskbar


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