I want to configure windows 10 Action center(which comes up with Winkey + A) to a touchpad gesture of my laptop.

Windows 10 Action center

My touchpad program allows me to configure its actions(launch different programs for different gestures) but I need to find out which .exe file in system32 directory is for the Action center. Does anybody have a clue? Thanks in advance.

Ex: To launch windows calculator for a touchpad gesture, I would have to link to "system32/calc.exe"

  • I just find that the process C:\Windows\SystemApps\ShellExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\ShellExperienceHost.exe called file C:\Windows\ShellExperiences\Windows.UI.ActionCenter.dll for Action Center, not sure if it's what you would like to find. Also the shell commands to open Actions center could run "ms-actioncenter:" – Kattee Lee Dec 7 '17 at 8:05
  • I don’t the location of Action Center, even don’t know the .exe file name of it. But, we can create a shortcut to the Action Center. What about linking the shortcut to your touchpad program, if your touchpad program can launch the shortcut, shortcut will launch Action Center. – Origami Dec 7 '17 at 8:16
  • @KateLi between yours and hanjo's answers i was able to link to action center to my touchpad. Thanks – Smiley Dec 8 '17 at 10:21
  • @Origami "But, we can create a shortcut to the Action Center". Are you referring to the same method as KateLi? – Smiley Dec 8 '17 at 10:23

I was not able to find an "executable" as such, but the action center can be opened through the URI ms-actioncenter:. You can type that for instance in the Run box and it will open the action center.

If you would like to have an "application" that you can launch, I would suggest to create a file with the following content:

start ms-actioncenter:

and save this as e.g. actioncenter.bat. When you run this the action center should appear. You may be annoyed by the cmd prompt that is starting every time as well. For that you can use a tiny utility called RunHiddenConsole and just execute runhiddenconsole.exe actioncenter.bat


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.