Open various Settings pages directly in Windows 10 Anniversary 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 our previous article, we covered the list of ms-settings commands for Windows 10 RTM. Here is the updated list for Windows 10 Anniversary Update.


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To execute the desired command, you need to press Win + R shortcut keys together on the keyboard and type it in the Run box. You can also open the Run dialog from the context menu of the Start button.
Run dialog

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)

The list of ms-settings commands in Windows 10 Anniversary Update is as follows:

ms-settings commandrelated Settings page
ms-settingsOpen the Settings app
ms-settings:batterysaverBattery saver
ms-settings:batterysaver-settingsBattery Saver Settings
ms-settings:batterysaver-usagedetailsBattery use
ms-settings:colorsPersonalization - Colors
ms-settings:personalization-colorsPersonalization - Colors
ms-settings:personalization-backgroundPersonalization - Background
ms-settings:lockscreenPersonalization - Lock screen
ms-settings:personalization-startPersonalization - Start
ms-settings:taskbarPersonalization - Taskbar
ms-settings:themesPersonalization - Themes
ms-settings:networkNetwork & Internet
ms-settings:datausageNetwork & Internet - Data usage
ms-settings:network-mobilehotspotNetwork & Internet - Mobile hotspot
ms-settings:mobilehotspotNetwork & Internet - Mobile hotspot
ms-settings:network-proxyNetwork & Internet - Proxy
ms-settings:network-vpnNetwork & Internet - VPN
ms-settings:network-airplanemodeNetwork & Internet - Airplane mode
ms-settings:airplanemodeNetwork & Internet - Airplane mode
ms-settings:network-cellularNetwork & Internet - Cellular
ms-settings:cellularNetwork & Internet - Cellular
ms-settings:network-dialupNetwork & Internet - Dial-up
ms-settings:network-directaccessNetwork & Internet - DirectAccess
ms-settings:network-ethernetNetwork & Internet - Ethernet
ms-settings:network-statusNetwork & Internet - Status
ms-settings:network-wifiNetwork & Internet - Wifi
ms-settings:wifiNetwork & Internet - Wifi
ms-settings:network-wifisettingsNetwork & Internet - Wifi - Settings
ms-settings:dateandtimeTime & language - Date & time
ms-settings:speechTime & language - Speech
ms-settings:regionlanguageTime & language - Region & language
ms-settings:easeofaccess-closedcaptioningEase of Access - Closed captions
ms-settings:easeofaccess-highcontrastEase of Access - High contrast
ms-settings:easeofaccess-magnifierEase of Access - Magnifier
ms-settings:easeofaccess-narratorEase of Access - Narrator
ms-settings:easeofaccess-otheroptionsEase of Access - Other options
ms-settings:easeofaccess-keyboardEase of Access - Keyboard
ms-settings:easeofaccess-mouseEase of Access - Mouse
ms-settings:emailandaccountsAccounts - Email and app accounts
ms-settings:yourinfoAccounts - Your info
ms-settings:emailandaccountsAccounts - Email & app accounts
ms-settings:syncAccounts - Sync your settings
ms-settings:otherusersAccounts - Family & other people
ms-settings:signinoptionsAccounts - Sign-in options
ms-settings:workplaceAccess work or school
ms-settings:privacy-accountinfoPrivacy - Account info
ms-settings:privacy-backgroundappsPrivacy - Background apps
ms-settings:privacy-calendarPrivacy - Calendar
ms-settings:privacy-callhistoryPrivacy - Call history
ms-settings:privacy-contactsPrivacy - Contacts
ms-settings:privacy-customdevicesPrivacy - Other devices
ms-settings:privacy-emailPrivacy - Email
ms-settings:privacy-feedbackPrivacy - Feedback
ms-settings:privacy-locationPrivacy - Location
ms-settings:privacy-messagingPrivacy - Messaging
ms-settings:privacy-microphonePrivacy - Microphone
ms-settings:privacy-motionPrivacy - Motion
ms-settings:privacy-radiosPrivacy - Radios
ms-settings:privacy-speechtypingPrivacy - Speech, inking and typing
ms-settings:privacy-webcamPrivacy - Camera
ms-settings:locationLocation options
ms-settings:lockLock options
ms-settings:windowsinsiderUpdate & security - Windows Insider Program
ms-settings:windowsupdateUpdate & security - Windows Update
ms-settings:windowsupdate-historyUpdate & security - Windows Update - Update History
ms-settings:windowsupdate-optionsUpdate & security - Windows Update - Advanced options
ms-settings:windowsupdate-restartoptionsUpdate & security - Windows Update - Restart options
ms-settings:windowsupdate-actionUpdate & security - Windows Update - Check for updates
ms-settings:findmydeviceUpdate & security - Find my device
ms-settings:backupUpdate & security - Backup
ms-settings:activationUpdate & security - Activation
ms-settings:developersUpdate & security - For developers
ms-settings:recoveryUpdate & security - Recovery
ms-settings:windowsdefenderUpdate & security - Windows Defender
ms-settings:appsfeaturesSystem - Apps & features
ms-settings:notificationsSystem - Notifications & actions
ms-settings:powerSystem - Power & sleep
ms-settings:powersleepSystem - Power & sleep
ms-settings:defaultappsSystem - Default apps
ms-settings:phone-defaultappsSystem - Default apps (Windows Phone)
ms-settings:deviceencryptionSystem - About - Bitlocker
ms-settings:notificationsSystem - Notifications & actions
ms-settings:aboutSystem - About Windows
ms-settings:displaySystem - Display
ms-settings:screenrotationSystem - Display - Screen rotation
ms-settings:multitaskingSystem - Multitasking
ms-settings:mapsSystem - offline maps
ms-settings:maps-downloadmapsDownload maps
ms-settings:storagesenseSystem - Storage
ms-settings:optionalfeaturesSystem - Apps & features - Manage optional features
ms-settings:projectSystem - Projection to this PC
ms-settings:tabletmodeSystem - Tablet mode
ms-settings:autoplayDevices - Autoplay
ms-settings:bluetoothDevices - Bluetooth
ms-settings:connecteddevicesDevices - Connected devices
ms-settings:mousetouchpadDevices - Mouse and touchpad
ms-settings:usbDevices - USB
ms-settings:penDevices - Pen
ms-settings:printersDevices - Printers & scanners
ms-settings:proximityNFC and proximity
ms-settings:typingDevices - Typing
ms-settings:wheelDevices - Wheel

If these change in the future, this page will be updated. Many thanks to our friend KNARZ for sharing this info.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

6 thoughts on “Open various Settings pages directly in Windows 10 Anniversary Update”

  1. Great list of commands and extremely useful. Thanks!

    These commands can also be used to make shortcuts using the command as the address.
    I had already done just that for Windows Update and others and with this list I’ll add a few more.

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