Windows Mobility Center (mblctr.exe) is a special app that comes bundled with Windows 10. It is present by default on mobile devices like laptops and tablets. It allows changing brightness, volume, power plans, screen orientation, display projection, Sync Center settings, and presentation settings of your device.
Windows Mobility Center was first introduced in Windows 7. Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 also include it, however it is mostly superseded by Action Center's buttons for quickly toggling these above mentioned settings. Still if you prefer to use Mobility Center, you can activate it on a Desktop computer. It can still be useful because it can be extended by OEMs (your PC vendor) with additional tiles to toggle various system settings like Bluetooth or your monitor.
Tip: By default, the ability to run the app is restricted to mobile devices only. It doesn't start on desktop PCs. Here is how to unlock it on a Desktop PC. See the following article:
Here are different ways to open Windows Mobility Center in Windows 10.
Open Mobility Center from Win + X Menu
You can quickly open Windows Mobility Center from the Win + X menu. In Windows 8, Microsoft introduced a feature for mouse users which can be accessed with a right click on the bottom left corner of the screen - the Win+X menu. In Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, you can simply right click on the Start button to show it. Although this menu is far from being a Start Menu replacement, it does have shortcuts to useful administrative tools and system functions.
To access the Win + X menu in Windows 10, you have two options:
- Right click the Start button. Instead of the context menu of the taskbar, Windows 10 shows Win + X menu.
- Or, press Win + X shortcut keys on the keyboard.
To open Windows Mobility Center in Windows 10, do the following.
- Open the Win + X menu.
- Click on the Mobility Center item.
Open Windows Mobility Center from Run Dialog
You can the app directly from the run dialog.
- Press the Win + R shortcut keys together on the keyboard.
- Type or copy-paste the following text to the Run box:
- Hit the Enter key and you are done.
Open Windows Mobility Center from the Control Panel
- Open the classic Control Panel.
- Go to Control Panel\Hardware and Sound.
- There, click on the Windows Mobility Center item.
Open Windows Mobility Center from Battery Context Menu
- Locate the battery icon in the notification area(system tray).
- Right-click the battery icon.
- Select Windows Mobility Center in the context menu.
Open Windows Mobility Center from Search
You can open Windows Mobility Center quickly from Search. You can either use search from the Taskbar or from Settings. Type mobility center in the search box to open the app quickly and you are done.
Tip: You can disable Web Search in the taskbar search box(Cortana).
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