Windows 10 Tip: How To Add/Remove and Arrange Quick Action Icons in Action Center

One of the recent changes in Windows 10 Anniversary Update is that the icons in the Quick Action area in Action Center are highly customizable. You can add, remove and re-arrange the position of the icons in Action Center.

Quick Action Icons

Here is how you can do it.

Fire up Settings app, and go to System → Notification & actions.

Windows 10 - Settings - system - notification

To add or remove icons from the Action Center, click “Add or remove quick actions” link and set the items you want to add to the Action Center to On and the items you want to remove to Off.

Windows 10 - Settings - System - Notification - Quick Action

By default, the icons are laid out in the Action Center in a first-come-first-serve fashion. If you turn off all the Quick Action icons and start turning them back on one by one, the one turned on the first gets the first place in Action Center and so on so forth.

Now, Anniversary Update added a new feature that allows us to re-arrange the icons freely without turning them on and off. Simply press and hold the icon you want to re-position and drag & drop it to the new location. The change will be immediately made to the Action Center.

Windows 10 - Settings - Notifications - rearrange icons

That makes it a lot easier and convenient.

Kent Chen

Microsoft MVP, IT Professional, Developer, Geek, and the co-founder of Next of Windows.

Last updated: 09/02/2016

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