In our previous article as we discussed about Why to Use Windows Mobility Center in Windows 7, here we are going to guide you how to enable Windows Mobility Center on a desktop as the feature is only available in Windows 7 laptops.
The major benefit of using Windows Mobility Center is that it embeds the most commonly used laptop settings like display brightness, volume, battery status, wireless network status, external display, Sync Center, and Presentation settings in one location for quicker access in Windows 7. Eventually, the Windows Mobility Center feature is by default enabled and available in laptops, notebooks, and Tablets.
Before enabling Windows Mobility Center, if you will try to open Windows Mobility Center on a desktop computer you will be prompted with the following message – Windows Mobility Center is available only on Laptops as displayed below.
In Mobility Center each setting is available in form of a tile. Laptops and Desktop computer do not have the similar settings as it depends on your system hardware and drivers. The screenshot displayed below shows the tiles that are available for in a Windows 7 desktop Mobility Center.
To enable and run Windows Mobility Center on a Desktop computer you need to perform the following steps.
To Enable Windows Mobility Center on Desktop
1. You need to Download a Registry Hack file.
2. Click on Save, and save the file as .reg to the desktop.
3. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.
4. When prompted click on Run, Yes, Yes, and OK.
5. Once it get completed, you can delete the downloaded .reg file.
To Open Windows Mobility Center on a Desktop
There are three ways in which you can open and use the Windows Mobility Center.
1. Go to the Start Menu and open it.
In the search box, type mblctr.exe and press enter. If you want to create a shortcut for the Windows Mobility Center, then right-click on mblctr.exe and then click on Send to Desktop.
2. Press Windows Key + X, and the Windows Mobility Center will be opened.
3. Open the Control Panel (All Items view), and click on the Windows Mobility Center icon to open it.
4. As soon the Windows Mobility Center gets opened, you can now adjust the settings according to your preferences.