Easily Customize Action Center Buttons in Windows 10

Action Center is a useful feature of Windows 10. It stores notifications about all important events like updates, maintenance and security warnings in a single place. Action Center comes with Quick Action buttons - a set of buttons which allow you to manage various system functions quickly and instantly. With recent updates of Windows 10, you customize these quick actions right from the right-click menu.

There are 4 buttons which are visible by default:

In my Windows 10 build 18277, I have the following buttons visible by default:

If you click the Expand link, you can see more quick action buttons.

Starting in Windows 10 Build 18277, you can customize the Quick Action buttons right from the context menu.

Easily Customize Action Center Buttons in Windows 10

    1. Open the Action Center pane. You can do it as follows.
    2. Right-click on any Quick Action button and select Edit from the context menu.
    3. Click on the Unpin icon to remove the desired buttons.
    4. To add a button, click on the Add icon and select the button you want to add from the list.
    5. Use drag-n-drop to re-arrange the buttons.
    6. Click on the Done button to leave the button editor.

The following video demonstrates the procedure in action.

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Alternatively, you can use the classic method by changing the Quick Action buttons with Settings, as described here:

Customize Quick Action Buttons in Action Center of Windows 10

You are done.

Note: In certain Windows 10 versions you can make Action Center remain open until you close it manually. The Action Center pane closes automatically when you click another window, Desktop or anywhere else, that is, when it loses focus. To change this behavior, see the article

Make Action Center Remain Open in Windows 10

That's it.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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