Microsoft seems to be working on a handy new feature in Windows 10 that will let users create their own quick actions right from the Action Center.
As of right now, the OS comes with a limited number of quick actions — mostly system related.
These include shortcuts to enable and disable Focus Assist, toggle airplane mode on or off, manage brightness, allow location tracking, access network options and things like that. However, it is now time to go beyond these simple tasks.
And apparently, that is what Microsoft thinks too.
The company is said to be preparing an integration with Microsoft Flow for these new capabilities in Windows 10 that would allow the creation of custom quick actions. This is, of course, the company’s service that allows users to set up tasks and execute them.
As discovered, each flow would come with its very own button on the Action Center, and you will be able to create as many flows as you want.
Very handy for automating your work in Windows 10, in particular repetitive tasks that you run on a frequent basis. As an example, you might want to create a quick action that starts all your favorite programs at once, or turns a system setting on or off via a click or tap of a button.
Microsoft may even unlock this feature for developers, and applications could come with their own quick actions to provide users with easier control and faster access to certain tasks.
At this point in time, there are no specifics as to when these abilities will land on Windows 10.
But the company seems to be paving the road for these improvements in the existing preview builds of the operating system. That is to say, there is a fair chance that they may become available for Insiders to test with the 19H1 update for the OS.
And depending on how it goes, Microsoft may release it anytime next year.
Could be really good.