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

SettingsURI Command
Home
Settings home pagems-settings:
System
Displayms-settings:display
Night light
ms-settings:nightlight
Notifications & actionsms-settings:notifications
Power & sleepms-settings:powersleep
Batteryms-settings:batterysaver
Battery usage by app
ms-settings:batterysaver-usagedetails
Battery Saver settings
ms-settings:batterysaver-settings
Storagems-settings:storagesense
Save locations
ms-settings:savelocations
Change how we free up space
ms-settings:storagepolicies
Tablet modems-settings:tabletmode
Multitaskingms-settings:multitasking
Projecting to this PCms-settings:project
Remote Desktopms-settings:remotedesktop
Shared experiencesms-settings:crossdevice
Aboutms-settings:about
Devices
Bluetooth & other devicesms-settings:bluetooth
Connected devices
ms-settings:connecteddevices
Printers & scannersms-settings:printers
Mousems-settings:mousetouchpad
Touchpadms-settings:devices-touchpad
Typingms-settings:typing
Pen & Windows Inkms-settings:pen
AutoPlayms-settings:autoplay
USBms-settings:usb
Phone
Phonems-settings:mobile-devices
Add a phone
ms-settings:mobile-devices-addphone
Network & Internet
Statusms-settings:network-status
Cellular & SIMms-settings:network-cellular
Wi-Fims-settings:network-wifi
Wi-Fi Callingms-settings:network-wificalling
Manage known networks
ms-settings:network-wifisettings
Ethernetms-settings:network-ethernet
Dial-upms-settings:network-dialup
VPNms-settings:network-vpn
Airplane modems-settings:network-airplanemode
Mobile hotspotms-settings:network-mobilehotspot
Data usagems-settings:datausage
Proxyms-settings:network-proxy
Personalization
Backgroundms-settings:personalization-background
Colorsms-settings:colors
Lock screenms-settings:lockscreen
Themesms-settings:themes
Startms-settings:personalization-start
Taskbarms-settings:taskbar
Apps
Apps & featuresms-settings:appsfeatures
Manage optional features
ms-settings:optionalfeatures
Default appsms-settings:defaultapps
Offline mapsms-settings:maps
Apps for websitesms-settings:appsforwebsites
Video playbackms-settings:videoplayback
Accounts
Your infoms-settings:yourinfo
Email & app accountsms-settings:emailandaccounts
Sign-in optionsms-settings:signinoptions
Access work or schoolms-settings:workplace
Family & other peoplems-settings:otherusers
Sync your settingsms-settings:sync
Date & timems-settings:dateandtime
Region & languagems-settings:regionlanguage
Speechms-settings:speech
Gaming
Game barms-settings:gaming-gamebar
Game DVRms-settings:gaming-gamedvr
Broadcastingms-settings:gaming-broadcasting
Game Modems-settings:gaming-gamemode
TruePlayms-settings:gaming-trueplay
Xbox Networkingms-settings:gaming-xboxnetworking
Ease of Access
Narratorms-settings:easeofaccess-narrator
Magnifierms-settings:easeofaccess-magnifier
High contrastms-settings:easeofaccess-highcontrast
Closed captionsms-settings:easeofaccess-closedcaptioning
Keyboardms-settings:easeofaccess-keyboard
Mousems-settings:easeofaccess-mouse
Other optionsms-settings:easeofaccess-otheroptions
Cortana
Talk to Cortanams-settings:cortana
Permissions & Historyms-settings:cortana-permissions
Notificationsms-settings:cortana-notifications
More detailsms-settings:cortana-moredetails
Cortana Language
ms-settings:cortana-language
Privacy
Generalms-settings:privacy
Locationms-settings:privacy-location
Camerams-settings:privacy-webcam
Microphonems-settings:privacy-microphone
Motionms-settings:privacy-motion
Notificationsms-settings:privacy-notifications
Speech, inking, & typingms-settings:privacy-speechtyping
Account infoms-settings:privacy-accountinfo
Contactsms-settings:privacy-contacts
Calendarms-settings:privacy-calendar
Call historyms-settings:privacy-callhistory
Emailms-settings:privacy-email
Tasksms-settings:privacy-tasks
Messagingms-settings:privacy-messaging
Radiosms-settings:privacy-radios
Other devicesms-settings:privacy-customdevices
Feedback & diagnosticsms-settings:privacy-feedback
Background appsms-settings:privacy-backgroundapps
App diagnosticsms-settings:privacy-appdiagnostics
Automatic file downloadsms-settings:privacy-automaticfiledownloads
Update & security
Windows Updatems-settings:windowsupdate
Check for updates
ms-settings:windowsupdate-action
Update history
ms-settings:windowsupdate-history
Restart options
ms-settings:windowsupdate-restartoptions
Advanced options
ms-settings:windowsupdate-options
Delivery Optimization
ms-settings:delivery-optimization
Windows Defenderms-settings:windowsdefender
Backupms-settings:backup
Troubleshootms-settings:troubleshoot
Recoveryms-settings:recovery
Activationms-settings:activation
Find My Devicems-settings:findmydevice
For developersms-settings:developers
Windows Helloms-settings:signinoptions-launchfaceenrollment
Windows Insider Programms-settings:windowsinsider
Mixed reality
Mixed realityms-settings:holographic
Audio and speechms-settings:holographic-audio
Environment
Headset display
Uninstall
Surface Hub
Accountsms-settings:surfacehub-accounts
Team Conferencingms-settings:surfacehub-calling
Team device managementms-settings:surfacehub-devicemanagenent
Session cleanupms-settings:surfacehub-sessioncleanup
Welcome screenms-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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