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 runThis will open the Colors settings page directly. See the screenshot below.

    Windows 10 Creators Update Colors

I've prepared the updated list of ms-settings commands which I keep up-to-date. I recommend you to refer to it for newer Windows 10 versions. Check it out:

ms-settings Commands in Windows 10 (Settings Page URI Shortcuts)

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

Settings page URI Command
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
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:

 

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7 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.

      Reply
  2. Mark W

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

    Reply
  3. gauthi3r

    New “ms-settings” with build 1709

    Game :

    gaming-gamebar
    gaming-broadcasting
    gaming-gamemode
    gaming-gamedvr
    gaming-trueplay (new in 1709)
    gaming-xboxnetworking (new in 1709)

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Thank you

      Reply

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