How to Use Chromebook Quick Settings

Google has included a quick settings widget to Chrome OS. Chromebook quick settings widget helps you access commonly used functions and view notifications.

In this guide, I will explain how and where to find quick settings and also how to use it.

Where is Quick Settings on Chromebook?

Quick Settings appears on the bottom-right corner of your Chromebook desktop. To open quick settings, click the time or battery widgets on your screen.

Find Quick Settings on Chromebook

The quick settings widget appears.

Quick Settings Widget Open

What is Included in Quick Settings?

When the Quick Settings panel is minimized, along with your notifications, icons for the following options are displayed:

  • Your profile picture
  • Sign out link
  • Shutdown
  • Lock screen
  • Settings
  • Wifi
  • Bluetooth
  • Do not disturb
  • Screen capture
  • Nearby share

You can expand the quick settings widget by clicking the Expand menu icon.

Expand Quick Settings Widget

When the widget is expanded, along with these options, you get two sliders to control your Chromebook’s screen brightness and volume.

Quick Settings Panel When Expanded

You can tap these icons to enable or disable these features. For example, you can tap the Bluetooth icon to quickly disable Bluetooth. Tap it again to enable it.

Additional Controls

You can click the arrow next to the audio slider to open additional audio options. Similarly, you can tap the down arrow next to feature icons to open additional options.

For example, the down arrow next to the Do Not Disturb or Notifications icon opens additional settings for controlling notifications on your Chromebook.

Notifications from Quick Settings

Media Controls

When media is playing on your Chromebook, for example, a YouTube video, you will see media controls in the quick settings panel.

Media Controls in Quick Settings

I hope you found this guide useful. Do you have any questions about the quick widget panel on your Chromebook? Let me know in the comments form below.

2 responses to “How to Use Chromebook Quick Settings”

  1. I prefer GMC in the quick settings. I’m always clearing all my notifications, which also clears the GMC notification. This simplifies things for me. I like simple things.

    I wonder how it will handle multiple GMC notifications. For instance, if I’m on Zoom and I listen to a WhatsApp voice memo, there’ll be two GMC notifications in my notifications. Will the same happen here? We must wait to see…

    Keep up the awesome work! Your blog is my first port of call for Chrome news. I notice you’re the source for a lot of the bigger blogs. Save time and subscribe to Chrome Story.

    1. Dinsan – Bangalore, India – Digital Minimalist & Content Developer. Drinks Tea and writes Stuff (mostly about Chromebooks). My views are mostly copied from others.

      Thank you so much!

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