Fix­es for Action Cen­ter Not Open­ing in Win­dows 10

For Windows 10 users, the Action Center is a one-stop spot to check notifications and quickly interact with some key settings. And it’s discomforting when Action Center fails to open. For some, the Action Center won’t open when they click on its icon, and for others, the Action Center window opens, but it’s blank. In the first case, even the Start Menu doesn’t open. If you are facing a similar issue related to Action Center, this post shall help you.

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Action Center houses the quick actions and notifications on your computer. Do read more about how to use Action Center properly from our guide. We have mentioned basic fixes first. They should help you in fixing the problem. In case they don’t, jump to slightly advanced fixes.

1. RESTART COMPUTER

Many users were able to fix the issue of Action Center not opening on their Windows 10 PC by simply restarting their computer. So give this simple fix a try before you attempt other things.

2. OPEN ACTION CENTER CORRECTLY

The right way to open Action Center is to click once on its icon present in the taskbar. It’s the icon that looks like a chat bubble at the extreme corner. Alternatively, use Windows key + A keyboard shortcut to open Action Center.

3. DISABLE AND RE-ENABLE ACTION CENTER

Several times disabling a service and turning it on again helps in fixing issues related to it. You should try that with Action Center as well.

Here are the steps:

Step 1: Open Windows Settings and go to Personalization.

Step 2: Click on Taskbar. Under the Taskbar settings, click on Turn system icons on or off.

Step 3: Turn off the toggle next to the Action Center. Wait for a few seconds and then enable it again. Check if you are able to open Action Center now.

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4. CUSTOMIZE TASKBAR SETTINGS

Another similar fix is to reconfigure two more settings related to the taskbar. For that, open Windows 10 Settings. You can use the Windows key + I keyboard shortcut to open Settings. Click on Personalization. Go to Taskbar.

You need to reverse the toggles for ‘Automatically hide the taskbar in desktop mode’ and Automatically hide the taskbar in tablet mode.’ So if they are enabled, turn them off and then enable them again. Similarly, if they are disabled, enable them followed by disabling them.

5. RESTART WINDOWS EXPLORER

Restarting Windows Explorer from Task Manager has proved as a savior for many users. Right-click anywhere on the Taskbar and select Task Manager.

If a small window opens, click on More details to open the expanded version of Task Manager.

Under the Processes tab, look for Windows Explorer. Click on it and hit the Restart button at the bottom. The screen will momentarily go blank. Do not worry. It will become normal in a few seconds. Once it becomes normal, try to open the Action Center. Hopefully, it will work normally.