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How to customize Quick Actions in Notification Center of Windows 10

The new Notification Center feature in Windows 10 might be familiar to Windows Phone users. It stores notifications about all important events like updates, maintenance and security warnings in a single place. In the latest Technical Preview of Windows 10, Notification Center comes with Quick Actions - a set of buttons which allow you to manage various system functions quickly and instantly. Today we will see how to customize these Quick actions.
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Customize Quick Action Buttons in Action Center of Windows 10

In my Windows 10 build 9926 there are 4 buttons which are visible by default:
quick actions windows 10
These include the following buttons:

If you click the Expand link, you will be shown the full set of buttons:
quick actions windows 10 expanded
It is possible to replace these 4 buttons which are always visible in the Notification Center. e.g. you can replace 'Connect' with 'WiFi settings'. To do this, you need open the Settings app.

  1. Open the Start menu and click the Settings icon:
    open settings windows 10
  2. Click the System icon:settings app Windows 10
  3. Go to Notifications & Actions:
    notifications and actions
  4. Click the desired icon that you would like to replace with another one:
    customize quick actions windows 10

The changes you made will be applied instantly:
new quick actions 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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