Quick Action buttons on Windows 10 version 1903
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How to manage Quick Action buttons on Windows 10

The way to add, remove, and arrange Quick Action buttons is changing with Windows 10 version 1903 — Here's how you do it now.

On Windows 10, Action Center includes Quick Actions buttons to conveniently enable and disable features and access certain settings.

In the past, you were able to manage these buttons from the Settings app, but starting with the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, version 1903, you can add, remove, and rearrange buttons within Action Center, but it’s not very intuitive.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to manage the Quick Action buttons on Windows 10 version 1903.

How to add, remove, arrange Quick Action buttons in Action Center

To add or remove, or re-arrange the quick action buttons in Action Center, use these steps.

  1. Click the Action Center button. (Or use the Windows key + A keyboard shortcut.)

  2. Right-click on an empty space and select the Edit button.

    Open Quick Actions settings on Windows 10 version 1903
    Open Quick Actions settings on Windows 10 version 1903
  3. Click the Add button.

    Add Quick Action button to Action Center
    Add Quick Action button to Action Center
  4. Select the quick action that you want to add.

  5. Repeat steps No. 3 and 4 to add more buttons.

  6. Click the pin button on the top-right to remove the quick action.

    Remove Quick Action button from Action Center
    Remove Quick Action button from Action Center
  7. Click and drag to rearrange the quick action button to the position you want.

    Arrange Quick Actions buttons on Action Center
    Arrange Quick Actions buttons on Action Center
  8. Click the Done button.

Once you’ve completed the steps, Action Center will display only the Quick Actions buttons specified, in the location that you arranged them.

If you’re not able to manage the Quick Action buttons, it’s likely because you’re not running the version of Windows 10 that changes the behavior of Action Center. The ability to manage the buttons within Action Center is available starting with version 1903 and later.