How to disable the Quick Settings in Windows 11 systemtray?

The quick settings, the name says it all, offer you the most used settings in an overview in the system tray. By using the quick settings, people can quickly enable or disable settings in Windows 11.

The settings that you can change through the quick settings are standard; turn on or off airplane mode, turn on or off battery saving, adjust nightlight, focus assist, and accessibility settings.

Quick settings in Windows 11

In some cases, you would want to adjust the quick settings in the bottom right corner. For example, this would be desired on a PC managed in a work or school environment.

In those cases, it may not be desirable for users who are logged on to be able to edit their own settings. So I can imagine that blocking quick settings would be an option in that case.

How to disable the Quick Settings in Windows 11 system tray?

To block the quick settings, you can use a Windows registry tweak.

If you block the quick settings, the quick settings will still be displayed, but you will no longer be able to edit them or change settings. It is also no longer possible to open the quick settings via Windows key + A key combination.

Open the Windows Registry. Right-click on the Start button. In the menu click on “Run”. In the Run box type: regedit.exe.

Go to the key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\

Right-click on “Windows” and click New > Key. Name this key “Explorer”. Next, Right-click the “Explorer” key, click New, and then DWORD (32-bit value).

Give this value the name “DisableControlCenter” Then double-click “DisableControlCenter” and change the value data to “1” to block the quick settings. Next, change the value to “0” or remove the value to unblock the quick settings again.

DisableControlCenter

Restart your computer to block the quick settings in the system tray. I hope this has helped you. Thank you for reading!

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