Create Settings shortcut in Windows 10

The Settings application in Windows 10 contains a wealth of useful features and options. Settings are where most of the changes in Windows 10 will be made. From the Start Menu, you can easily access the Settings app, but there are also ways to access specific pages within the app directly. By using this method, you can create a shortcut that opens directly to the Settings page you use most often.

Wanna see Windows 10’s Bluetooth & other devices, your network status, you can even manage your Microsoft account by clicking on an icon on your desktop. It’s really not that difficult to do. In this post, you will be shown the easiest way to place an icon on your Windows 10 desktop that opens a Settings page, where you can modify a setting in a snap.

We will be using two items, a Settings shortcut called the ms-settings command or URI and the Create a shortcut app on the desktop. This tip could not be simpler.

The uniform resource identifier (URI) schemes for the Settings app is displayed at the bottom of this article.

Create a Custom Settings Shortcut in Windows 10

Right click or press and hold any blank place on the Windows 10 Desktop and select New and Shortcut.

1) Click anywhere on Desktop

Copy and paste the explorer ms-settings: location into the location area. I will be using ms-settings:dateandtime, and select Next.

2) Copy and paste

Type anything you would like for the name, I have chosen dateandtime, and then select Finish.

3) Name shortcut

A new shortcut appears on your desktop.

4) New Shortcut

When you double-click it, the Settings app will open and take you directly to the page you selected.

5) Brings you to site

Windows 10 Settings Uniform Resource Identifiers

ACCOUNTS
Settings pageURI
Access work or schoolms-settings:workplace
Email & app accountsms-settings:emailandaccounts
Family & other peoplems-settings:otherusers
Set up a kioskms-settings:assignedaccess
Sign-in optionsms-settings:signinoptions
ms-settings:signinoptions-dynamiclock
Sync your settingsms-settings:sync
Your infoms-settings:yourinfo
APPS
Settings pageURI
Apps & Featuresms-settings:appsfeatures
App featuresms-settings:appsfeatures-app
Apps for websitesms-settings:appsforwebsites
Default appsms-settings:defaultapps
Startup appsms-settings:startupapps
Video playbackms-settings:videoplayback
DEVICES
Settings pageURI
AutoPlayms-settings:autoplay
Bluetoothms-settings:bluetooth
Connected Devicesms-settings:connecteddevices
Mouse & Touchpadms-settings:mousetouchpad
Pen & Windows Inkms-settings:pen
Printers & scannersms-settings:printers
Touchpadms-settings:devices-touchpad
Typingms-settings:typing
USBms-settings:usb
EASE OF ACCESS
Settings pageURI
Audioms-settings:easeofaccess-audio
Closed captionsms-settings:easeofaccess-closedcaptioning
Color filtersms-settings:easeofaccess-colorfilter
Cursor & pointer sizems-settings:easeofaccess-cursorandpointersize
Displayms-settings:easeofaccess-display
Fontsms-settings:fonts
High contrastms-settings:easeofaccess-highcontrast
Keyboardms-settings:easeofaccess-keyboard
Magnifierms-settings:easeofaccess-magnifier
Mousems-settings:easeofaccess-mouse
Narratorms-settings:easeofaccess-narrator
Speechms-settings:easeofaccess-speechrecognition
GAMING
Settings pageURI
Broadcastingms-settings:gaming-broadcasting
Game barms-settings:gaming-gamebar
Game DVRms-settings:gaming-gamedvr
Game Modems-settings:gaming-gamemode
Playing a game fullscreenms-settings:quietmomentsgame
Xbox Networkingms-settings:gaming-xboxnetworking
NETWORK AND INTERNET
Settings pageURI
Airplane modems-settings:network-airplanemode
ms-settings:proximity
Cellular & SIMms-settings:network-cellular
Data usagems-settings:datausage
Dial-upms-settings:network-dialup
Ethernetms-settings:network-ethernet
Manage known networksms-settings:network-wifisettings
Mobile hotspotms-settings:network-mobilehotspot
NFCms-settings:nfctransactions
Proxyms-settings:network-proxy
Statusms-settings:network-status
ms-settings:network
VPNms-settings:network-vpn
Wi-Fims-settings:network-wifi
Wi-Fi Callingms-settings:network-wificalling
PERSONALIZATION
Settings pageURI
Backgroundms-settings:personalization-background
Choose which folders appear on Startms-settings:personalization-start-places
Colorsms-settings:personalization-colors
ms-settings:colors
Lock screenms-settings:lockscreen
Personalization (category)ms-settings:personalization
Startms-settings:personalization-start
Taskbarms-settings:taskbar
Themesms-settings:themes
PRIVACY
Settings pageURI
Account infoms-settings:privacy-accountinfo
Activity historyms-settings:privacy-activityhistory
App diagnosticsms-settings:privacy-appdiagnostics
Automatic file downloadsms-settings:privacy-automaticfiledownloads
Background Appsms-settings:privacy-backgroundapps
Calendarms-settings:privacy-calendar
Call historyms-settings:privacy-callhistory
Camerams-settings:privacy-webcam
Contactsms-settings:privacy-contacts
Documentsms-settings:privacy-documents
Emailms-settings:privacy-email
Eye trackerms-settings:privacy-eyetracker
Feedback & diagnosticsms-settings:privacy-feedback
File systemms-settings:privacy-broadfilesystemaccess
Generalms-settings:privacy or ms-settings:privacy-general
Inking & typingms-settings:privacy-speechtyping
Locationms-settings:privacy-location
Messagingms-settings:privacy-messaging
Microphonems-settings:privacy-microphone
Motionms-settings:privacy-motion
Notificationsms-settings:privacy-notifications
Other devicesms-settings:privacy-customdevices
Phone callsms-settings:privacy-phonecalls
Picturesms-settings:privacy-pictures
Radiosms-settings:privacy-radios
Speechms-settings:privacy-speech
Tasksms-settings:privacy-tasks
Videosms-settings:privacy-videos
Voice activationms-settings:privacy-voiceactivation
SYSTEM
Settings pageURI
Aboutms-settings:about
Advanced display settingsms-settings:display-advanced
App volume and device preferencesms-settings:apps-volume
Battery Saverms-settings:batterysaver
Battery Saver settingsms-settings:batterysaver-settings
Battery usems-settings:batterysaver-usagedetails
Clipboardms-settings:clipboard
Displayms-settings:display
Default Save Locationsms-settings:savelocations
Displayms-settings:screenrotation
Duplicating my displayms-settings:quietmomentspresentation
During these hoursms-settings:quietmomentsscheduled
Encryptionms-settings:deviceencryption
Focus assistms-settings:quiethours
ms-settings:quietmomentshome
Graphics Settingsms-settings:display-advancedgraphics
Messagingms-settings:messaging
Multitaskingms-settings:multitasking
Night light settingsms-settings:nightlight
Phonems-settings:phone-defaultapps
Projecting to this PCms-settings:project
Shared experiencesms-settings:crossdevice
Tablet modems-settings:tabletmode
Taskbarms-settings:taskbar
Notifications & actionsms-settings:notifications
Remote Desktopms-settings:remotedesktop
Power & sleepms-settings:powersleep
Soundms-settings:sound
Storagems-settings:storagesense
Storage Sensems-settings:storagepolicies
TIME AND LANGUAGE
Settings pageURI
Date & timems-settings:dateandtime
Regionms-settings:regionformatting
Speechms-settings:speech
UPDATE AND SECURITY
Settings pageURI
Activationms-settings:activation
Backupms-settings:backup
Delivery Optimizationms-settings:delivery-optimization
Find My Devicems-settings:findmydevice
For developersms-settings:developers
Recoveryms-settings:recovery
Troubleshootms-settings:troubleshoot
Windows Securityms-settings:windowsdefender
Windows Updatems-settings:windowsupdate
ms-settings:windowsupdate-action
Windows Update-Advanced optionsms-settings:windowsupdate-options
Windows Update-Restart options ms-settings:windowsupdate-restartoptions
Windows Update-View update historyms-settings:windowsupdate-history

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