How to open Notification Center and Quick Settings in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to open the Notification Center and Quick Settings in Windows 11. Windows 11 puts notifications in Notification Center—right on the taskbar—where you can get to them instantly.

To open the Notification Center in Windows 11, select the date and time in the taskbar to open the Notification Center. (You can also swipe in from the right edge of your touch screen device, or press Windows logo key N.)

Quick Settings replaces the functionality found in Action Center on Windows 10. To access the Quick Settings, simply click on a set of status icons ( Wi-Fi / Ethernet, VolumeBattery) on the Taskbar on the right or press (Win key + A) on your keyboard.

You can click on the date and time, all pending notifications are displayed on a flyout window. To clear a notification, click the X next to it or simply click the Clear all option to click all your notifications.

How to see notifications and access quick settings in Windows 11

As mentioned above, Windows 11 puts the Notification Center on the right taskbar over the date and time. Quick Settings is a set of status icons ( Wi-Fi / Ethernet, VolumeBattery) on the Taskbar.

Below is how to access the Notification Center and Quick Settings in Windows 11.

To open Quick Settings, do any of the following:

  • Select the battery, network, or volume icon to open the Quick Settings panel.
  • Press the Windows logo key + A.
windows 11 quick settings

To open Notification Center, do any of the following:

  • Select the date and time in the taskbar.
  • On a touchscreen device, swipe in from the right edge of the screen.
  • Press the Windows logo key + N.

Select the notification to read more or take action. Don’t want to take any action? Clear a specific notification by selecting the X next to the notification you want to clear. If you want to clear all your notifications, select the Clear all button. 

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to access the Notification Center and Quick Settings in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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