Similar to Action Center in Windows 10, Windows 11 offers Quick Settings. Using the same keyboard shortcut
However, if you have messed up with the items in Quick Settings and want to restore to defaults, this gearupwindows article will help you.
How to Fix the missing Pencil icon in Windows 11 Quick Settings?
If you have upgraded from Windows 10 to Windows 11 or due to some other reasons, if the pencil icon is missing, use the following recommended steps:-
Step 1. First, open Registry Editor.
Step 2. When the Registry Editor window opens, navigate to the following key in the left side pane:-
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Quick Actions\Control Center\Unpinned
Step 3. After that, on the right side pane, right-click on the
Step 4. Click the
Step 5. Finally, reboot your computer to apply the changes.
Once you complete the above steps, the Pencil icon in Windows 11 Quick Settings should be visible.
How to Reset Quick Settings in Windows 11?
If the Edit button is missing in Quick Settings in Windows 11 or due to some reason, if you want to reset it, do the following:-
Step 1. First, hit
Step 2. Type
Step 3. When the Notepad app opens, copy and paste the following lines:-
REG DELETE "HKCU\Control Panel\Quick Actions" /F taskkill /f /im explorer.exe start explorer.exe
Step 4. After that, click on the
Step 5. In the “Save as” window, select the file’s location to save this batch file. Then name the file as
Step 6. Now that you have created a batch file to reset the Quick Settings menu in Windows 11, right-click on the file and select the
Step 7. Click
That’s it. Once you complete the above steps, Windows Explorer will be restarted, and Quick Settings menus will restore to their default state.