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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Shortcuts to Windows 10 (and other) 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


Windows 10 settings

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


Additional shortcuts

- Control Panel - C:\Windows\System32\control.exe panel
- Computer Management - %windir%\system32\compmgmt.msc /s
- Disk Management - C:\Windows\System32\diskmgmt.msc
- All applications - C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:AppsFolder
- Startup folder - "%appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup"


Other

- 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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