General Open Quick Settings in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show different ways on how to open Quick Settings in Windows 11.

Quick Settings (Win+A) gives you quick access from the taskbar corner to commonly used settings and apps like Volume, Brightness, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplane mode, Rotation lock, Battery saver, Accessibility, Night light, Mobile hotspot, Nearby sharing, Cast, and Project. Directly above your Quick Settings, you will see media playback controls when playing music or videos in Microsoft Edge or streaming music in apps like Spotify.

Starting with Windows 11 build 25967 (Canary) and build 26052.1100 (Dev), Microsoft is trying out a scrollable view of quick settings to some Windows Insiders in the Canary Channel as part of evaluating effectiveness of different layouts. As part of the change, rather than having to edit the list to add new quick actions, the user now has a scrollable list of quick actions that can be rearranged.


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EXAMPLE: Quick Settings on taskbar corner

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Option One

Open Quick Settings using Keyboard Shortcut


1 Press the Win + A keys.




Option Two

Open Quick Settings from Taskbar


1 Click on the Quick Settings button on the taskbar.

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Option Three

Open Quick Settings from Taskbar with Touch


1 Press and hold (tap) on the Quick Settings button on the taskbar until it opens.

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Option Four

Open Quick Settings from Taskbar with Touch Gesture


This option is only available starting with Windows 11 build 22557.


1 Swipe with your finger from the bottom right of the taskbar to open Quick Settings and swipe back down to close it.

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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Because the Notification Center (Win + N) and Quick Settings (Win + A) buttons are missing from the taskbar. How to activate all the buttons of the previous Win 10 example in the quick settings: the "Capture and Annotate" button ????
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Insider Preview Dev
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    PC/Desktop
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    To be filled by O.E.M.
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600G with Radeon Graphics 3.90 GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX
    Memory
    16,0 GB
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    NVIDIA GeForce GT 720, NVIDIA compatible
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    NVIDIA High Definition Audio
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    BenQ GW2270 Color Profile.D6500
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    1920 x 1080
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    EVGA 600 W2, 80+ WHITE 600W, 3 Year Warranty, Power Supply 100-W2-0600-K2 (EU)
    Case
    RAIJINTEK Agos - mid tower - ATX
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo heatsink + Fans: 2 front+1 back+1 up
    Keyboard
    Logitech Internet 350 Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Revolution
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Because the Notification Center (Win + N) and Quick Settings (Win + A) buttons are missing from the taskbar. How to activate all the buttons of the previous Win 10 example in the quick settings: the "Capture and Annotate" button ????
It doesn't appear that option is available for Quick Settings yet in Windows 11.

I suppose you could pin to taskbar or Start menu the "Snip & Sketch" app for now.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
Thanks Brink, solved in fact I added the "Snip & Sketch" app to the taskbar but I still haven't been able to insert the contacts in the bar itself. Very useful operation to send emails quickly.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Insider Preview Dev
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    To be filled by O.E.M.
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600G with Radeon Graphics 3.90 GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX
    Memory
    16,0 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 720, NVIDIA compatible
    Sound Card
    NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ GW2270 Color Profile.D6500
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB + CT1000BX500SSD1 + ST2000DM006-2DM164 + WDC WD5000AAKS-07TMA0 +WDC WD10EARX-00N0YB0
    PSU
    EVGA 600 W2, 80+ WHITE 600W, 3 Year Warranty, Power Supply 100-W2-0600-K2 (EU)
    Case
    RAIJINTEK Agos - mid tower - ATX
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo heatsink + Fans: 2 front+1 back+1 up
    Keyboard
    Logitech Internet 350 Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Revolution
    Internet Speed
    Download 159.29 Mbps - Upload 80.14 Mbps
    Browser
    Google Crome Dev
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Security
Thanks Brink, solved in fact I added the "Snip & Sketch" app to the taskbar but I still haven't been able to insert the contacts in the bar itself. Very useful operation to send emails quickly.

You could create a People app shortcut with ms-people: , and pin to taskbar to use for your contacts.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
When clicking the quick settings or notification buttons nothing happens. Even hitting "windows + A" or "windows + N" won't open them
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
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