Add, Remove, Arrange Quick Action Buttons in Windows 10

Windows 10 v 1607 and later makes it easier for you to add, remove or arrange the Quick Action buttons in the Notifications & Actions Center. The Action Center displays 4 Quick Actions, with an option that lets you Expand or Collapse the Action Center in order to show more than four buttons.

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Arrange Quick Action Buttons in Windows 10

If you want to change how the Quick Action buttons are displayed, open the Start Menu and click on the Settings icon.

Next click on System settings and then from the left panel, select Notifications & actions.

You will see the following settings in Windows 10 v1903.

Arrange Quick Action Buttons in Windows 10

Click on the Edit your quick actions link and the Notification & Action center will pop out from the right side.

Add, Remove Quick Action Buttons in Windows 10

Here you can pin or unpin the Quick Action buttons, rearrange them or add or remove Quick Action button using the “+Add” link.

You also choose to add or remove the Brightness slider here.

Once done, click on Done.

In earlier Windows 10 versions, you saw this.

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To re-arrange the Quick Action buttons, you had to drag and drop them to the locations you want.

If you wished to add or remove some of the buttons, you had to click on the Add or remove quick actions link to open the following window.

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Toggle the slider to the Off position if you want to remove a quick action, and to the On position if you want to display a quick action.

If you do not use these buttons, you can also disable the Quick Action icons. If you wish, you can even go a step further and disable the entire Notification and Action Center – which of course is not advisable.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

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