How to use the new “Quick Settings” menu on Windows 11

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Quick Settings on Windows 11

In addition to the new changes and improvements in interface and features, Windows 11 also includes an extremely handy new “Quick Settings” quick-access menu menu, replacing the Action Center on Windows 10.

At a glance, Quick Settings has many similarities with Control Center on macOS, but of course there will still be some differences in interface and usage. Here is a general guide to the function and how the Quick Settings menu on Windows 11.

Change basic settings quickly

While using a PC, sometimes you need to quickly change a few basic system settings, but accessing each specific menu in the Settings application is very time consuming. In that case, the Quick Settings menu in Windows 11 is just what you need.

To access the Quick Settings menu in Windows 11, all you need to do is click on a set of status icons (Wi-Fi, speaker, and battery) in the bottom right corner of the screen, in the bar. action. Or, you can also press Windows + A (which is the keyboard shortcut used to open the Action Center in Windows 10).

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Access the Quick Settings menu

Immediately, you will see a small menu with rounded corners will pop up, this is Quick Settings. Inside the menu are options buttons that let you quickly connect or disconnect WiFi and Bluetooth, buttons to activate Airplane mode, Battery Saver, Focus Assist, Accessibility, and Night Light (which changes the tone of the screen). by default.

There are also 2 sliders that let you adjust the volume and screen brightness, a small battery percentage indicator (on connected devices), and a quick link to the Windows Settings app (the pie icon). denticle).

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Quick Settings default interface

When you click on large items like Accessibility, sub-options pop up, allowing you to make direct adjustments quickly. Tapping the back arrow button in the upper-left corner will return you to the default Quick Settings screen.

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To change the contents of the Quick Settings menu, click the small pencil icon in the lower right corner.

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Immediately, the menu icons will turn gray and you can delete the elements you want to remove by clicking the little “unpin” icon in the corner (looks like a crossed out pin) .

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Conversely, you can also click the “Add” button to add new settings options to the Quick Settings menu from the pop-up list. These options include “Connect” (which controls streaming to a Miracast device) “Keyboard Layout”, “Mobile Hotspot”, “Nearby Sharing”, “Project” and “Rotation Lock”.

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Click the “Add” button

If you add all of these options, the Quick Settings menu interface will also automatically expand vertically accordingly.

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The Quick Settings menu interface will automatically expand

To close the Quick Settings menu, simply click anywhere outside the menu interface on the screen, or press the Escape key.

Features removed from Windows 11

  • Cortana will no longer be included in the initial launch experience or pinned to the Taskbar
  • Wallpaper is no longer transferred between devices when signed in with a Microsoft account
  • Internet Explorer is disabled. Microsoft Edge is the recommended alternative, equipped with IE Mode
  • Math Input Panel has been removed. Math Recognizer will install as required and includes both the math input recognizer and control. This change doesn’t affect math in apps like OneNote
  • News & Interest is upgraded to Widgets, adding some new features.
  • Quick Status from the Lockscreen and related settings removed
  • S Mode is only available on Windows 11 Home
  • The Snipping Tool continues to exist, but the old design and functionality of the Windows 10 version will be replaced by the features of the Snip & Sketch application.
  • The Start menu has major changes on Windows 11 including the following limitations and removals:
    • App-named folders and groups will no longer be supported and the layout cannot be resized
    • Pinned apps and websites are not preserved after upgrading from Windows 10 to Windows 11
    • Live Tiles removed, replaced with Widgets
  • Tablet Mode removed
  • The changed Taskbar functions include:
    • The People button no longer appears on the Taskbar
    • Some icons may no longer appear in the System Tray for upgraded devices, including previous customizations.
    • The taskbar is locked at the bottom edge of the screen, cannot be changed vị
    • Apps can no longer customize the space on the Taskbar
  • Timeline removed. Some similar features will be available on Microsoft Edge
  • The touch keyboard is no longer capable of attaching and unmounting keyboard layouts on screens 18 inches and larger
  • Wallet app removed
  • The following apps won’t be removed when upgrading, but are no longer installed on new devices or when installing Windows 11 from scratch. They can only be downloaded from the Microsoft Store:
    • 3D Viewer
    • OneNote for Windows 10
    • Paint 3D
    • Skype