Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Shortcuts to Windows 10 settings

Sometimes it's easier to have a shortcut to some Windows 10 option directly from the desktop. Here's a list of all (well, some 😁) options...


Old control panel

Create a shortcut to C:\Windows\System32\control.exe panel


New control panel

You can create all sorts of shortcuts to the items in the new (and sometimes old) control panel, using ms-settings:xxxxx.

For example creating a 'Bluetooth' icon on the desktop:

1. RMB on the desktop
2. Create new shortcut
3. Enter as location: ms-settings:bluetooth
4. Next
5. Give the new shortcut a name
6. Finish


Options ms-settings:xxxxx

Not all of these may work, depending on the hardware platform and version of Windows...


Home

Settings home page - ms-settings:


System

Display - ms-settings:display
Notifications & actions - ms-settings:notifications
Power & sleep - ms-settings:powersleep
Battery - ms-settings:batterysaver
Battery usage by app - ms-settings:batterysaver-usagedetails
Storage - ms-settings:storagesense
Tablet mode - ms-settings:tabletmode
Multitasking - ms-settings:multitasking
Projecting to this PC - ms-settings:project
Shared experiences - ms-settings:crossdevice
About - ms-settings:about


Devices

Bluetooth & other devices - ms-settings:bluetooth
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


Network & Internet

Status - ms-settings:network-status
Cellular & SIM - ms-settings:network-cellular
Wi-Fi - ms-settings:network-wifi
Manage known networks - ms-settings:network-wifisettings
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


Personalization

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

Apps & features - ms-settings:appsfeatures
Manage optional features - ms-settings:optionalfeatures
Default apps - ms-settings:defaultapps
Offline maps - ms-settings:maps
Apps for websites - ms-settings:appsforwebsites


Accounts

Your info - ms-settings:yourinfo
Email & app - accounts ms-settings:emailandaccounts
Sign-in options - ms-settings:signinoptions
Access work or school - ms-settings:workplace
Family & other people - ms-settings:otherusers
Sync your settings - ms-settings:sync


Time & language

Date & time - ms-settings:dateandtime
Region & language - ms-settings:regionlanguage
Speech - ms-settings:speech


Gaming

Game bar - ms-settings:gaming-gamebar
Game DVR - ms-settings:gaming-gamedvr
Broadcasting - ms-settings:gaming-broadcasting
Game Mode - ms-settings:gaming-gamemode


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

Privacy

General - ms-settings:privacy
Location - ms-settings:privacy-location
Camera - ms-settings:privacy-webcam
Microphone - ms-settings:privacy-microphone
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


Update & security

Windows Update - ms-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
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 Insider Program - ms-settings:windowsinsider


Mixed reality

Mixed reality - ms-settings:holographic
Audio and speech - ms-settings:holographic-audio


Other settings and icons related stuff

If you need to rebuild the icon cache try this.
If Windows 10 forgets the icon positions try this.
Additional configuration options for Windows 10 you will find here.


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