Diving Into M: You Can Now Rearrange and Delete Quick Settings


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Mar 24, 2011
by: Andrew GrushMay 28, 2015


Now that the keynote is over and the day is winding down a bit, I have time to play around with Android M as much as my heart demands (well… or until my wife says to eat dinner..). So far, I’m liking what I see with M, though obviously it’s still early days. We’ve already talked about dark/light themes and a new app drawer layout — now it seems that there’s yet another interesting change hiding in developer options.

The new setting must first be turned on in developer options, from there, you can launch “system UI tuner”. What exactly is that? In short, you can now move around or even delete quick toggle settings you don’t use. You can also re-add ones you’ve deleted and perhaps, someday, it’ll even be possible to add new third party ones. Okay, the latter statement is pure speculation, but one can wish.

With Android M, Google says the goal is less about dramatically re-inventing the wheel (that was more or less Lollipop’s job), and is instead about refining the overall Android experience to make it the very best it can be. Little features like this aren’t major deal changers, but they still help along Google’s goal at least a little. Of course, it’s hard to say if these will even make their way into the final version of Android M.