How to Enable or Disable Editing Quick Settings on Windows 11?

The Action Center is where we find quick settings, changes, and notifications to adjust the system accordingly. The Action Center of Windows 10 is known as Quick Settings (Shortcut Keys: Windows +A). In Windows 11, we can open Quick Settings by clicking on a group of icons ( Wi-Fi / Ethernet, Volume, Battery) on the right side of the Taskbar.

The Quick Settings hosts commonly used settings like Volume, Brightness, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplane mode, Rotation lock, Battery saver, Accessibility, Night light, Mobile hotspot, Nearby sharing, Cast, etc. It is also possible to add, remove or arrange items on the Quick Settings menu as per our requirements simply by editing them. If its settings are messed up, we can also reset it. Above the Quick Settings, we will find media playback controls when playing music or videos in Microsoft Edge or streaming music in apps like Spotify.

Suppose we have made several changes to our Quick Settings menu and want to stop users from adding, removing, or arranging items. In that case, we can achieve it through two methods: using Local Group Policy Editor or Registry Editor.

This risewindows article will discuss enabling and disabling the editing of Quick Settings in Windows 11.

How to Enable or Disable Editing Quick Settings using Local Group Policy Editor?

To turn on or off the editing of Quick Settings using Local Group Policy, follow the following steps:-

Step 1. First, open Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 2. Next, navigate to the following path in the left sidebar of the Local Group Policy Editor window:-

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar

Step 3. Then, in the right pane of the Start Menu and Taskbar, double click on the Disable Editing Quick Settings policy to edit it.

Step 4. Select the Enabled option to disable editing Quick Settings items.

To enable editing of Quick Settings items, select the Not Configured option.

Step 5. Click Apply.

Step 6. Click OK.

Step 7. Finally, reboot the system to apply the changes.

How to Turn On or Off Editing Quick Settings using Registry Editor?

To enable or disable editing Quick Settings through Registry Editor, follow the following steps:-

Step 1. First, open Registry Editor.

Step 2. Next, navigate to the following key on the left side of the Registry Editor window:-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer

Step 3. Now, right-click on the Explorer folder on the left side and select New >DWORD (32-Bit) Value.

Step 4. Now, name the newly created REG_DWORD asDisableEditingQuickSettings.

Step 5. Then, double-click on the DisableEditingQuickSettingsREG_DWORD and set its “Value data” to 1 to disable editing Quick Settings.

Step 6. Click OK.

Step 7. Finally, reboot the system to apply the changes.

However, if we want to enable editing Quick Settings in Windows 11, navigate to the following path in the Registry Editor:-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer

Then, right-click on the DisableEditingQuickSettings REG_DWORD and select the Deleteoption.

Then, select Yeswhen prompted.

Finally, restart the system to apply the changes.

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