Windows 10 provides the
Windows Settings in order to configure different settings of the Windows 10. Windows Settings features are provided with Windows 10 and did not provide for Windows 7, Windows 8, etc.
Windows Settings can be used for the following configuration of the Windows 10 operating system.
- Ease of Access
- Update & Security
Open Settings with Keyboard Shortcut
The easiest and most practical way to open Settings window on Windows 10 is using keyboard shortcut.
WIN+I is used to open Settings window.
Open Settings Via Start Menu
Another easy way to open Settings window is using the
Start Menu . When we open start menu on the left side above the shutdown button the Settings window icon is located. We can open the Settings window by clicking to it.
Open Settings Via Search Menu
Alternatively we can open the Settings window via the
Search Menu . We will just type the settings to the search and the Settings app will be listed like below.
Open Settings Via File Explorer
File Explorer also provides a quick launch icon to open Settings window. Settings icon is located on the header part of the file explorer. If it is not shown use the left corner down arrow to open this header part.
Open Settings Via Quick Link Menu
Quick Link menu provides easy and quick access to the Windows operating system related applications like Setting, Power Options, Event Viewer, Disk Management etc. We can use the quick link menu in order to open Settings on Windows 10. We will use
WIN+X keyboard shortcut in order to open Quick Link menu where we will click to the settings like below.
Open Settings Via Action Center
Windows provides the
Action Center in order to get notifications easily and take easy actions for different things like Tablet Mode, Airplane Mode, Location Service, Screen snip, Projection and Settings. We can open Action Center from the right bottom corner like below. The we will click to the
All settings to open Settings window.
Open Settings Via Run
Windows Run is used to run different commands, shortcuts easily without opening different menus. We will open the
Run Window with the
WIN+R keyboard shortcut and then put the
ms-settings: command to the run menu to execute.
Open Settings Via MS-DOS Command Line
cmd.exe provides an execution environment for different commands. We can use the ms-settings command in order to open the Settings window from the ms-dos command line.
Open Settings Via PowerShell Command Line
PowerShell is another command line terminal that can be used to open the Settings window. Powershell is very similar with MS-DOS to open the Settings window. We will type the command
start ms-settings: like below.
System Configuration is mainly used to configure Display, Sound, Notifications, Power, Storage, Remote Desktop etc.
Devices Configuration menu provides Bluetooth, Printer, scanner, mouse, typing, usb and auto play related settings.
Phone Configuration menu provides connecting Android and iPhone into the computer for getting notifications and accessing messages and files.
Network&Internet Configuration menu is used for network status, Ethernet, dial-up,VPN, Data usage and Proxy settings.
Personalization Setting windows are used to make some personalizations like configuring desktop background, colors, lock screen, themes, fonts, start menu, and taskbar.
Apps Configuration can be used to configure apps and their features, default apps, offline maps, apps for web site, video playback and startup configuration.
Accounts Setting can be used to configure user information, email and app counts, signing options, family goup and sync configuration.
Time&Language Setting is used to change and configure date, time information, region and language with the speech.
Gaming Setting is used to configure game bar, game DVR, broadcasting, game mode, Trueplay and Xbox networking.
Ease Of Access Setting
Ease Of Access Setting is used to configure some accessability features for disabled peoples like display, cursor and pointer size, magnifier, color filters, high contrast, narrator, audio, closed captions, speed, keyboard, mouse and eye control.
Cortana Setting can be used to change different settings or Cortona like permissions, history, multiple device usage etc.
Privacy Setting is used to control user privacy related settings like speech, activity history, location, camera, microphone, notifications, call history email, documents etc.
Update and Security Setting
Update and Security Setting is used to get updates and secure the operating system. Following actions can be take with the Update and Security Setting window.
- Windows Update
- Windows Security
- Find my device
- Developer Settings
- Windows Insider Program