As much as we’ve praised Google for Android L’s design and fluidity, there are certain parts of the developer build that aren’t perfect, and we’re not talking about bugs. Android L continues to be “open source,” but Google is adding tighter controls to the visual appeal of the user interface. One of these aspects is the fact that you still can’t customize the buttons of the “quick settings” menu, though hopefully that might change before the final launch.
A user recently posted a request on Android’s issue tracker for Google to consider your ability to modify the buttons that appear on “quick settings.” His argument is that we all have different needs, and as such, your ability to change the order of the buttons, or to even remove some of the ones you don’t need and add others would be a nice feature. If you think of it this is a valid request, as those of us with bigger hands don’t have a problem reaching buttons at the top of the screen, but others might fumble with such a basic task that was designed for one-handed use.
To this request one of the Android L project members was nice enough to reply and offer to escalate the suggestion for consideration. Sadly this is not a guarantee that the feature will reach Android L before its launch, but hopefully Google will be reasonable enough to consider such a basic feature to be included.