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 command related Settings page
ms-settings Open the Settings app
ms-settings:batterysaver Battery saver
ms-settings:batterysaver-settings Battery Saver Settings
ms-settings:batterysaver-usagedetails Battery use
ms-settings:personalization Personalization
ms-settings:colors Personalization - Colors
ms-settings:personalization-colors Personalization - Colors
ms-settings:personalization-background Personalization - Background
ms-settings:lockscreen Personalization - Lock screen
ms-settings:personalization-start Personalization - Start
ms-settings:taskbar Personalization - Taskbar
ms-settings:themes Personalization - Themes
ms-settings:network Network & Internet
ms-settings:datausage Network & Internet - Data usage
ms-settings:network-mobilehotspot Network & Internet - Mobile hotspot
ms-settings:mobilehotspot Network & Internet - Mobile hotspot
ms-settings:network-proxy Network & Internet - Proxy
ms-settings:network-vpn Network & Internet - VPN
ms-settings:network-airplanemode Network & Internet - Airplane mode
ms-settings:airplanemode Network & Internet - Airplane mode
ms-settings:network-cellular Network & Internet - Cellular
ms-settings:cellular Network & Internet - Cellular
ms-settings:network-dialup Network & Internet - Dial-up
ms-settings:network-directaccess Network & Internet - DirectAccess
ms-settings:network-ethernet Network & Internet - Ethernet
ms-settings:network-status Network & Internet - Status
ms-settings:network-wifi Network & Internet - Wifi
ms-settings:wifi Network & Internet - Wifi
ms-settings:network-wifisettings Network & Internet - Wifi - Settings
ms-settings:dateandtime Time & language - Date & time
ms-settings:speech Time & language - Speech
ms-settings:regionlanguage Time & language - Region & language
ms-settings:easeofaccess-closedcaptioning Ease of Access - Closed captions
ms-settings:easeofaccess-highcontrast Ease of Access - High contrast
ms-settings:easeofaccess-magnifier Ease of Access - Magnifier
ms-settings:easeofaccess-narrator Ease of Access - Narrator
ms-settings:easeofaccess-otheroptions Ease of Access - Other options
ms-settings:easeofaccess-keyboard Ease of Access - Keyboard
ms-settings:easeofaccess-mouse Ease of Access - Mouse
ms-settings:emailandaccounts Accounts - Email and app accounts
ms-settings:yourinfo Accounts - Your info
ms-settings:emailandaccounts Accounts - Email & app accounts
ms-settings:sync Accounts - Sync your settings
ms-settings:otherusers Accounts - Family & other people
ms-settings:signinoptions Accounts - Sign-in options
ms-settings:workplace Access work or school
ms-settings:privacy Privacy
ms-settings:privacy-accountinfo Privacy - Account info
ms-settings:privacy-backgroundapps Privacy - Background apps
ms-settings:privacy-calendar Privacy - Calendar
ms-settings:privacy-callhistory Privacy - Call history
ms-settings:privacy-contacts Privacy - Contacts
ms-settings:privacy-customdevices Privacy - Other devices
ms-settings:privacy-email Privacy - Email
ms-settings:privacy-feedback Privacy - Feedback
ms-settings:privacy-location Privacy - Location
ms-settings:privacy-messaging Privacy - Messaging
ms-settings:privacy-microphone Privacy - Microphone
ms-settings:privacy-motion Privacy - Motion
ms-settings:privacy-radios Privacy - Radios
ms-settings:privacy-speechtyping Privacy - Speech, inking and typing
ms-settings:privacy-webcam Privacy - Camera
ms-settings:location Location options
ms-settings:lock Lock options
ms-settings:windowsinsider Update & security - Windows Insider Program
ms-settings:windowsupdate Update & security - Windows Update
ms-settings:windowsupdate-history Update & security - Windows Update - Update History
ms-settings:windowsupdate-options Update & security - Windows Update - Advanced options
ms-settings:windowsupdate-restartoptions Update & security - Windows Update - Restart options
ms-settings:windowsupdate-action Update & security - Windows Update - Check for updates
ms-settings:findmydevice Update & security - Find my device
ms-settings:backup Update & security - Backup
ms-settings:activation Update & security - Activation
ms-settings:developers Update & security - For developers
ms-settings:recovery Update & security - Recovery
ms-settings:windowsdefender Update & security - Windows Defender
ms-settings:appsfeatures System - Apps & features
ms-settings:notifications System - Notifications & actions
ms-settings:power System - Power & sleep
ms-settings:powersleep System - Power & sleep
ms-settings:defaultapps System - Default apps
ms-settings:phone-defaultapps System - Default apps (Windows Phone)
ms-settings:deviceencryption System - About - Bitlocker
ms-settings:notifications System - Notifications & actions
ms-settings:about System - About Windows
ms-settings:display System - Display
ms-settings:screenrotation System - Display - Screen rotation
ms-settings:multitasking System - Multitasking
ms-settings:maps System - offline maps
ms-settings:maps-downloadmaps Download maps
ms-settings:storagesense System - Storage
ms-settings:optionalfeatures System - Apps & features - Manage optional features
ms-settings:project System - Projection to this PC
ms-settings:tabletmode System - Tablet mode
ms-settings:autoplay Devices - Autoplay
ms-settings:bluetooth Devices - Bluetooth
ms-settings:connecteddevices Devices - Connected devices
ms-settings:mousetouchpad Devices - Mouse and touchpad
ms-settings:usb Devices - USB
ms-settings:pen Devices - Pen
ms-settings:printers Devices - Printers & scanners
ms-settings:proximity NFC and proximity
ms-settings:typing Devices - Typing
ms-settings:wheel Devices - 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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6 thoughts on “Open various Settings pages directly in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

  1. Viney

    Silly question. Where I need to type these commands??

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Win+R – in the run box. Good idea to add this to the article.

      Reply
  2. Robert Palmar

    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.

    Reply
  3. Bob

    I wish there was such a way to access settings in Windows 8.1.

    Reply
  4. andrew

    you can do ms-settings:sound

    i know you can also do one for the sound mixer options but I can’t remember.

    Reply

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