How to Enable & Use Windows Mobility Center on Desktop in Windows 10

Want to run Windows Mobility Center on desktop? Here’s a simple way to enable Mobility Center in Windows desktop.

If you are using a laptop, Windows has a nifty built-in tool that lets you control various aspects like screen brightness, volume, themes, etc. from one window. That tool is called as Windows Mobility Center. As the application name suggests, it is built to be used on laptops and other such devices. In fact, most device manufacturers provide a dedicated hardware button to launch the Windows Mobility Center.

Since Windows Mobility Center is built for mobile computers like Laptops, it is not available for regular desktop users. If you try to launch the Windows Mobility Center on a desktop, you will be greeted with “Windows Mobility Center is only available on laptops”.

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Now, that doesn’t mean you cannot run Windows Mobility Center on desktop. It’s just that it is artificially locked. If you remove that lock, you can fix the issue and open Mobility Center like any other Windows application.

So, without further ado, let me show how you can do it in simple steps.

Steps to Enable Windows Mobility Center on Desktop

To make this happen, you need to edit the registry. Before proceeding, back up the registry to be safe.

1. First, open the start menu, search for “Registry Editor” and click on the result to open the Windows Registry Editor. After opening, go to the following location.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MobilePC\
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2. Right-click on the MobilePC folder and select “New → Key”. Name the new folder as “AdaptableSettings”.

3. Again right-click on the MobilePC folder and select “New → Key”. Name the folder as “MobilityCenter”

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4. Now, select the AdaptableSettings folder. Right-click on the right-panel and select “New → DWORD (32-bit) Value”.

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5. The above action will create a blank value. Name the value as “SkipBatteryCheck”.

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6. Double-click on the newly created value and type “1” in the Value Data field. Click on the “Ok” button to save changes.

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7. Next, select the MobilityCenter folder. Right-click on the right-panel and select “New → DWORD (32-bit) Value”. Name the value as “RunOnDesktop”.

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8. Just like before, double-click on the value you just created, type “1” in the Value Data field and click “Ok”.

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10. Close registry editor and reboot Windows to make saved changes apply.

That is all. After restarting, you are done enabling Windows Mobility Center on desktop.

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Find and Run Windows Mobility Center on Desktop

There are many different ways you can find and run the Windows Mobility Center on desktop. Just like any application on Windows, it has its own dedicated executable file which can be used to launch the application.

Mobility Center Shortcut:

Open File Explorer, copy and paste the following path in the address bar and press Enter.

%LocalAppdata%\Microsoft\Windows\WinX\Group3

In the folder, find and double-click on the “Windows Mobility Center” shortcut.

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For ease of use, copy the shortcut to your desktop and you are good to go.

Mobility Center Run Command:

Alternatively, press Win + R, type “mblctr.exe” and press Enter to open Windows Mobility Center on Desktop.

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Wrapping Up

That is all. It is that simple to enable Windows Mobility Center on desktop. Keep in mind that some functionality is not available even if you can run the application. For example, you cannot adjust the screen brightness. If you want to adjust desktop screen brightness, you need to use manufacturer or third-party software.

Hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.

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