How to disable quick action icons in Windows 10 Action Center

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If you don’t have much use for the Quick Action Icons in the Action Center of Windows 10, you can simply delete or hide these 4 displayed buttons. The Notification and Action Center on Windows 10 displays important notifications at the top of the screen and provides buttons to quickly perform important actions.

By default, Action Center displays 4 quick actions, with an arrow that you can use to expand or collapse the Action Center to display more than 4 buttons. The new operating system even allows you to select and organize the quick actions to display – but you can also hide the display of these 4 quick actions as follows.

Disable quick action icons in Action Center

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To remove or disable quick action icons in Windows 10 Action Center, run regedit and navigate to the next registry key :

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftShellActionCenterQuick Actions

In the right pane, you will see PinnedQuickActionSlotCount DWORD. Double-click it and change the value from 4 to 0 in the box that opens.

Close the registry and restart Windows Explorer.

You will now see that the 4 quick action icons displayed have disappeared and you will see a space. You can always use the Expand or Reduce arrows to toggle the display of quick actions.

This allows you to hide the 4 fast acting ions displayed from the center of action.

What is the advantage? Not much of anything. This is just something you can do with Windows 10.

If you wish, you can even go further and disable the entire Windows 10 Notification and Action Center.

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