Change Number of Quick Actions to Show in Windows 10 Action Center  

How to Change Number of Quick Actions to Show in Windows 10 Action Center

This tutorial is no longer valid starting with Windows 10 build 18277.

   Information
The Action Center in Windows 10 has personalized quick actions at the bottom, which get you to your most-used settings and apps instantly. For example, to be able to easily toggle on/off or open items such as Airplane mode, All settings, Connect, Display, Location, Note, Quiet hours, Tablet Mode, VPN, and Wi-Fi.

Users can choose quick actions in Settings to show at the bottom of their Action Center.

This tutorial will show you how to change how many quick actions to show in the Action Center before expanding for all users in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to change how many quick actions show in the Action Center and Settings for all users.

   Note
Settings will only show up to six quick actions, but the Action Center can show all available quick actions without having to expand.

EXAMPLE: Quick Actions set to 0 (zero) and 4 (default)

Here’s How:

1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type regedit, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

2. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

3. Browse to the Quick Actions key at the location below in Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftShellActionCenterQuick Actions


4. In the right pane of the Quick Actions key, double click/tap on the PinnedQuickActionSlotCount DWORD to modify it. (see screenshot above)

5. Select (dot) Decimal, enter a number for how many of your available quick actions you want to show, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

   Note
4 is the default number of quick actions to show.

0 (zero) will have no quick actions show in your Action Center until you expand them.

As an example, I have a total of 13 quick actions available in my Action Center, so I could enter a number between 0 to 13 to show without having to expand.

6. Restart explorer or sign out and sign in to apply.

That’s it,
Shawn

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