ms-settings Commands in Windows 10 Creators Update

The Settings app in Windows 10 replaces the classic Control Panel. It consists of many pages and inherits a lot of classic settings. Almost every Settings page has its own URI, which stands for Uniform Resource Identifier. This allows you to open any Settings page directly with a special command. In this article, I would like to share the list of Settings pages URIs (ms-settings) available in Windows 10 versions 1704 "Creators Update".

To launch the desired page of the Settings app directly, you need to do the following:

  1. Press Win + R to open the Run dialog.
  2. Type or copy-paste the desired command from the table below into the Run box. For example, use the following command to open the Colors settings page directly:
    ms-settings:colors

    windows 10 ms-settings run This will open the Colors settings page directly. See the screenshot below.

    Windows 10 Creators Update Colors

Here is the list of ms-settings commands in Windows 10 Creators Update.

Settings pageURI Command
Home
Settings home pagems-settings:
System
Displayms-settings:display
Notifications & actionsms-settings:notifications
Power & sleepms-settings:powersleep
Batteryms-settings:batterysaver
Battery usage by app
ms-settings:batterysaver-usagedetails
Storagems-settings:storagesense
Tablet modems-settings:tabletmode
Multitaskingms-settings:multitasking
Projecting to this PCms-settings:project
Shared experiencesms-settings:crossdevice
Aboutms-settings:about
Devices
Bluetooth & other devicesms-settings:bluetooth
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
Network & Internet
Statusms-settings:network-status
Cellular & SIMms-settings:network-cellular
Wi-Fims-settings:network-wifi
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
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
Time & language
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
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
Privacy
Generalms-settings:privacy
Locationms-settings:privacy-location
Camerams-settings:privacy-webcam
Microphonems-settings:privacy-microphone
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
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
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 Insider Programms-settings:windowsinsider
Mixed reality
Mixed realityms-settings:holographic
Audio and speechms-settings:holographic-audio
Environment 
Headset display 
Uninstall 

Note: Some of the pages have no URI and cannot be opened using ms-settings commands.

These commands are not new to Windows 10 Creators Update. Refer to the following articles:

 

5 thoughts on “ms-settings Commands in Windows 10 Creators Update

  1. Brennan Torres

    I hope Microsoft doesn’t remove the ability to install desktop apps completely if Redstone 3 is released. Now it looks like Windows 10 will only let people install apps from the Windows Store and let’s hope they don’t block Win32 desktop apps completely and that we can’t install Steam on our PC.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Yep quite possible. Otherwise I see no reason for the new option in “apps and features”.

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      1. john j

        I’m pretty sure it’s just an admin security feature. No way in hell people would stand for that move. There are just too much win32 apps out there.

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    2. EBIN

      Will never happen. At least not soon. They can’t kill legacy software due to enterprise relying on it.

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  2. Mark W

    Settings is still some way towards replacing Control Panel! It’s all rather half-hearted and fragmented.

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