How to reset Quick Actions in Action Center of Windows 10

As you might be knowing, Windows 10 allows you to customize the Quick Actions visible in Action Center. Some day you might want to reset the Action Center buttons to their default set. This can be done very quickly. All you need is just a simple Registry tweak. Let's see this in detail.

Windows 10 action center default small Windows 10 stores all customized Quick Action buttons in the following Registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Quick Actions\Pinned

Once you open it, you will see all 4 buttons which are visible when the button area is collapsed: Quick Action buttons in registry

Button actions are stored in the String values from 0 to 3.
Once you set them to an empty string, your Quick Actions in the Action Center of Windows 10 will get reset to their default actions.

So, to reset Quick Actions in Action Center of Windows 10, follow the instructions below.

How to reset Quick Actions in Action Center of Windows 10

  1. Open Registry Editor.
  2. Go to the following Registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Quick Actions\Pinned

    Tip: See how to jump to the desired Registry key with one click.

  3. Set all values on the right to an empty string: Quick Actions reset using registry in Windows 10
  4. Now you need to sign out and sign in again to apply the changes. Alternatively, you can just restart Explorer.

You are done.
Before: Windows 10 action center default small

After: Quick Actions reset in Windows 10

2 thoughts on “How to reset Quick Actions in Action Center of Windows 10

  1. Reid Manares

    I’ve tried it in Windows 10. It just removes all the quick actions and even shortcuts on my desktop.

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      This is impossible.
      This tweak is not related to shortcuts on the Desktop.
      By resetting string values you also can’t remove quick actions.

      Reply

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