Windows Mobility Center
Windows Mobility Center is one menu which gives you control of the most commonly used laptop settings, such brightness, volume, battery status, and wireless network status. Different tiles are displayed depending on your system, and some tiles are added by your laptop manufacturer.
If a particular setting doesn't appear, then it might be because of the related required hardware or driver is missing or turned off. For example, if the laptop doesn’t support WiFi or it is turn off then, Turn wireless on button is unavailable. To appear this function here you have to turn on the wireless adapter
With WMC you can quickly adjust laptop settings according to your purpose. E.g. For presentation your laptop stays awake and system notifications, screen saver are turned off. You can also adjust the speaker volume.
Windows Mobility Center Availability:
By default, the Windows Mobility Center feature is only enabled and available on laptops, notebooks, and tablet PCs.
Laptop running the Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions
In windows 8 Windows Mobility Center is only available in the Windows RT, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows 8 Enterprise editions.
Access the Windows Mobility Center:
In windows 7 you can access it with the keyboard shortcut – Windows + x
In Windows 8.1 right-click the Start button and select Mobility Center option from the menu.
Enable Windows Mobility Center:
- If you can’t seem to find or open the WMC, it might have been disabled. To enable -
- Go to Control Panel, and click the icon for the Windows Mobility Center.
- Hold down the Windows key and press the X key.
Settings in Windows Mobility Center:
Here are some of the settings you might find in Mobility Center. Remember that not all settings are available on all laptops.
- Brightness - Move the slider to temporarily adjust the brightness of your display. To adjust the display brightness settings for your power plan, click the icon to open Power Options.
- Volume- Move the slider to adjust the speaker volume of your laptop, or select the Mute check box.
- Battery Status- View how much charge remains on your battery or select a power plan from the list.
- Wireless Network- View the status of your wireless network connection or turn your wireless network adapter on or off.
- Screen Rotation- Change the orientation of your Tablet PC screen from portrait to landscape, or vice versa.
- External Display- Connect an additional monitor to your laptop, or customize the display settings.
- Sync Center- View the status of an in-progress file sync, start a new sync, set up a sync partnership, or change your settings in Sync Center.
- Presentation Settings- Connect your laptop to a projector, and then click Turn on to get your computer ready to display a presentation. Your laptop will stay awake, and system notifications will be turned off.
To Enable Windows Mobility Center on a Desktop:
As I said above, Windows Moblity Center is only available for Laptop. But if you want to use it on Desktop, then you have to manually enable from windows registry. But for your convenient, I am giving you readymade file which enable or disable it.
Note: Take the backup of Windows Registry before following these steps. To take backup follow the steps in my previous post.
- Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
- Open the .zip file and extract the .reg file where you want.
- Double click this file, it will ask to run. Click on Run button.
- Then conformation message will come. Click here Yes.
- Now open Start Menu and type mblctr.exe in search, then hit Enter.
- You can create the shortcut for this.
To Disable Windows Mobility Center on a Desktop