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Action Center

Action Center
A component of Microsoft Windows
Action Center in Windows Phone 8.1
Type Notification center
Included with Windows 10
Windows 10 Mobile
Windows Phone 8.1

Action Center is a notification center included with Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. It was first introduced with Windows Phone 8.1 in July 2014, and was introduced to the desktop with the launch of Windows 10 on July 29, 2015.[1]

The Action Center replaces the charms in Windows 10.[2][3][4]


Action Center allows for 4 quick settings, and in Windows 10 users can expand the view to show all settings. Notifications are sorted into categories by app, and users can swipe right to clear notifications. Action Center also supports actionable notifications starting with Windows 10. In the mobile version, the user can swipe from the top to the bottom to invoke Action Center,[5] and further features introduced in Windows Phone 8.1 include the ability to change simple settings such as volume controls. The new notifications area's design allows the user to for example change wireless networks, turn Bluetooth and Airplane Mode on or off, and access "Driving Mode" from four customisable boxes at the top of the screen, while beneath these four horizontally placed boxes include recent text messages and social integration.[6][7][8] On the desktop version, the user can invoke Action Center by clicking on its icon on the taskbar, or by swiping from the right.

See also


  1. ^ Fingas, Jon (21 October 2014). "Windows 10 brings Windows Phone's notification center to the desktop.".  
  2. ^ Curtis, Sophie (4 August 2015). "Windows 10 review: a fresh Start for Microsoft".  
  3. ^ Gralla, Preston (29 January 2015). "Windows 10 deep-dive review: Finally, a unified operating system".  
  4. ^ Savill, John (28 January 2015). "The New Windows 10 Features You Need to Know About".  
  5. ^ Miller, Matthew (17 April 2014). "Windows Phone 8.1 Action Center provides a balanced alert system. Apple commonly copies other mobile operating systems and makes apps and utilities better. In this case, Microsoft did the same thing with notifications and may have just come up with the best approach.". ZDNet. 
  6. ^ First screenshots of the Notification Center for Windows Phone 8.1 reveal new design | Windows Phone Central
  7. ^ With 8.1 update and Action Center, Windows Phone users will finally have a notifications hub - Tech2
  8. ^ Gorman, Michael (2014-02-19). "Here's Windows Phone 8.1's notification center in action (video)". Retrieved 2014-08-21. 

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