How to get the classic Display options in Windows 10 instead of the Settings app

In Windows 10, the classic Display options context menu was replaced with the new Metro app called "Settings". The Settings app opens when you click the item "Display settings" in the Desktop context menu. It is possible to get the classic Display settings applet back in the Desktop context menu. If you like it more than the Settings app, follow the instructions in this article.


To add classic Display settings to Windows 10's desktop context menu, you have to do the following.

Use the Personalization Panel for Windows 10 freeware app.

  1. Download Personalization Panel for Windows 10. Since version 1.1.0.1, it supports adding the classic Display context menu item for the Desktop in Windows 10.
  2. Run the application and click the Options link.
  3. In application preferences, click the button "Integrate with Desktop context menu". integeate with desktop context menu
    Confirm the UAC prompt.

That's it. Now, once you click the item "Display settings", the classic Display settings window will open.

windows 10 classid display settings You will also get the classic Personalization window and the ability to get colored title bars in Windows 10.

8 thoughts on “How to get the classic Display options in Windows 10 instead of the Settings app

  1. Shyam

    Thanks Sergey! Very useful tool indeed! Much appreciated!

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      you are welcome

      Reply
  2. EBIN

    THANK YOU! Exactly what I wanted! :)

    Reply
    1. EBIN

      Also I just noticed you can’t save themes? It’s called Unsaved theme and you can’t save it.

      Reply
      1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

        Click the “theme gallery” link and save from there.

        Reply
        1. EBIN

          Oh thanks that did the trick!

          Reply
          1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

            You are welcome.
            Thanks for your suggestion.

  3. Pat

    How about adding the classic display settings? It is gone since Windows 10 1607.

    Reply

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