Open Specific Settings Page Directly in Windows 10

All versions of Windows 10 come with the built-in Settings app which has been added to the OS to replace Control Panel. You can change most of settings and options using Settings. Its user interface consists of a number of pages arranged by categories. Each page comes with toggle buttons, drop-down lists and check boxes to enable or disable certain features and change behavior of the OS.

To open Settings, you can

  • Press the Win + I keys.
  • Right-click on the Start button and select Settings in the menu.Restart Windows 10 Menu
  • Click on the Gear icon in the bottom left corner of the Start.Start Settings Icon Original

Alternatively, you can open pages of the Settings app directly. There are some ms-settings commands which can be used to open any page. They are known as URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) which Windows 10 can recognize and use as unique addresses to find and open specific pages of Settings.

To execute these commands, type them in the Run dialog, File Explorer address bar, command prompt, PowerShell or create a shortcut with a desired command.

ms-settings Commands in Windows 10

Settings URI Command
Settings home page ms-settings:
Display ms-settings:display
Night light
Notifications & actions ms-settings:notifications
Power & sleep ms-settings:powersleep
Battery ms-settings:batterysaver
Battery usage by app
Battery Saver settings
Storage ms-settings:storagesense
Save locations
Change how we free up space
Tablet mode ms-settings:tabletmode
Multitasking ms-settings:multitasking
Projecting to this PC ms-settings:project
Remote Desktop ms-settings:remotedesktop
Shared experiences ms-settings:crossdevice
About ms-settings:about
Bluetooth & other devices ms-settings:bluetooth
Connected devices
Printers & scanners ms-settings:printers
Mouse ms-settings:mousetouchpad
Touchpad ms-settings:devices-touchpad
Typing ms-settings:typing
Pen & Windows Ink ms-settings:pen
AutoPlay ms-settings:autoplay
USB ms-settings:usb
Phone ms-settings:mobile-devices
Add a phone
Network & Internet
Status ms-settings:network-status
Cellular & SIM ms-settings:network-cellular
Wi-Fi ms-settings:network-wifi
Wi-Fi Calling ms-settings:network-wificalling
Manage known networks
Ethernet ms-settings:network-ethernet
Dial-up ms-settings:network-dialup
VPN ms-settings:network-vpn
Airplane mode ms-settings:network-airplanemode
Mobile hotspot ms-settings:network-mobilehotspot
Data usage ms-settings:datausage
Proxy ms-settings:network-proxy
Background ms-settings:personalization-background
Colors ms-settings:colors
Lock screen ms-settings:lockscreen
Themes ms-settings:themes
Start ms-settings:personalization-start
Taskbar ms-settings:taskbar
Apps & features ms-settings:appsfeatures
Manage optional features
Default apps ms-settings:defaultapps
Offline maps ms-settings:maps
Apps for websites ms-settings:appsforwebsites
Video playback ms-settings:videoplayback
Your info ms-settings:yourinfo
Email & app accounts ms-settings:emailandaccounts
options ms-settings:signinoptions
Access work or school ms-settings:workplace
Family & other people ms-settings:otherusers
Sync your settings ms-settings:sync
Date & time ms-settings:dateandtime
Region & language ms-settings:regionlanguage
Speech ms-settings:speech
Game bar ms-settings:gaming-gamebar
Game DVR ms-settings:gaming-gamedvr
Broadcasting ms-settings:gaming-broadcasting
Game Mode ms-settings:gaming-gamemode
TruePlay ms-settings:gaming-trueplay
Xbox Networking ms-settings:gaming-xboxnetworking
Ease of Access
Narrator ms-settings:easeofaccess-narrator
Magnifier ms-settings:easeofaccess-magnifier
High contrast ms-settings:easeofaccess-highcontrast
Closed captions ms-settings:easeofaccess-closedcaptioning
Keyboard ms-settings:easeofaccess-keyboard
Mouse ms-settings:easeofaccess-mouse
Other options ms-settings:easeofaccess-otheroptions
Talk to Cortana ms-settings:cortana
Permissions & History ms-settings:cortana-permissions
Notifications ms-settings:cortana-notifications
More details ms-settings:cortana-moredetails
Cortana Language
General ms-settings:privacy
Location ms-settings:privacy-location
Camera ms-settings:privacy-webcam
Microphone ms-settings:privacy-microphone
Motion ms-settings:privacy-motion
Notifications ms-settings:privacy-notifications
Speech, inking, & typing ms-settings:privacy-speechtyping
Account info ms-settings:privacy-accountinfo
Contacts ms-settings:privacy-contacts
Calendar ms-settings:privacy-calendar
Call history ms-settings:privacy-callhistory
Email ms-settings:privacy-email
Tasks ms-settings:privacy-tasks
Messaging ms-settings:privacy-messaging
Radios ms-settings:privacy-radios
Other devices ms-settings:privacy-customdevices
Feedback & diagnostics ms-settings:privacy-feedback
Background apps ms-settings:privacy-backgroundapps
App diagnostics ms-settings:privacy-appdiagnostics
Automatic file downloads ms-settings:privacy-automaticfiledownloads
Update & security
Windows Update ms-settings:windowsupdate
Check for updates
Update history
Restart options
Advanced options
Delivery Optimization
Windows Defender ms-settings:windowsdefender
Backup ms-settings:backup
Troubleshoot ms-settings:troubleshoot
Recovery ms-settings:recovery
Activation ms-settings:activation
Find My Device ms-settings:findmydevice
For developers ms-settings:developers
Windows Hello ms-settings:signinoptions-launchfaceenrollment
Windows Insider Program ms-settings:windowsinsider
Mixed reality
Mixed reality ms-settings:holographic
Audio and speech ms-settings:holographic-audio
Headset display
Surface Hub
Accounts ms-settings:surfacehub-accounts
Team Conferencing ms-settings:surfacehub-calling
Team device management ms-settings:surfacehub-devicemanagenent
Session cleanup ms-settings:surfacehub-sessioncleanup
Welcome screen ms-settings:surfacehub-welcome

Note: Some of the pages have no URI and cannot be opened using ms-settings commands. Some pages require special hardware to be installed in your device and won’t be visible without it.

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