Let’s learn how you can open Windows 11 Quick Settings. Windows 11 introduced a brand new user interface (UI) design that marks a visual evolution of the operating system. In that way providing a new Action Center experience to users. Its place is two separate flyouts that split the Action Center’s Quick Actions and Notifications into two menus. You can customize the set of buttons, and also open the Settings app right from the flyout.
Quick Settings is the place for you to manage common PC settings quickly and easily like Volume, Brightness, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Focus Assist, you will see media playback controls when playing music or videos in Microsoft Edge or streaming music in apps like Spotify. It also helps IT pros to make easy changes via the quick settings that save a lot of time, rather than spent navigating through the system settings.
In Windows 11 status icons for battery, internet, and volume are no longer accessible as individual flyouts, It is replaced as a button that opens a new Quick Settings menu. The dedicated Action Center button is gone, with notifications now popping up next to the date and time only when a notification has been missed.
Available Options in Windows 11 Quick Settings
The Quick Access flyout includes the following settings –
Note – If you are checking on a virtual machine or the latest updated build, you might be experiencing different settings options are available.
- Airplane mode
- Battery saver
- Focus assist
- Night light
- Volume slider
- Brightness slider
Open Quick Settings from Taskbar
To access the Quick Settings menu in Windows 11.
Click on a set of status icons (Internet, volume, or battery) Quick Settings button in the lower-right corner of the screen.
To Open Quick Settings using Keyboard Shortcut, you can press Windows+A on the keyboard.
To add or change a quick setting, click on the Edit quick settings, pencil icon at the bottom lower right corner.
Once quick settings will be in edit mode. Here you can unpin the current options available in quick settings. To add new Quick Settings controls, click on the Add button option at the bottom.
A list of all available Windows 11 Quick Settings will appear. Select from a popup list that you want to add to the quick settings. The controls that you select from the list will instantly appear. The following are the options that you have.
- Keyboard Layout
- Mobile Hotspot
- Nearby sharing
- Night Light
Once you are added, you can also drag and rearrange the items to your liking. Once you are done with all the changes, click on Done at the bottom to save the changes.
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