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How to pin Modern settings from the Settings app to the Start Menu in Windows 10

While I wrote recently that Windows 10 build 10041 is similar to 10036 which was leaked several days ago, there is a minor change in the Settings app. It appears that in Windows 10 Microsoft will allow you to pin your frequently used settings/pages of the Settings app to the Start menu. To learn how it works, follow this simple tutorial.

Pin Settings to the Start Menu in Windows 10

It is possible to pin any settings page from the Settings app to the Start menu. Do the following:

  1. Open the Start menu and click the Settings item:
    Windows 10 Open Settings App
  2. The Settings app will appear on the screen.
    Windows 10 Settings App
    Open any setting you want to pin, for example, let it be the "System -> Display" page:
    Windows 10 Display Settings
  3. At the top of the page, near the search box, you will find the Pin icon. Click it to pin Display to the Start menu:
    Windows 10 Pin Settings to Start Menu
    The icon will be changed, and a new icon will appear in the Start menu:
    Windows 10 Display Settings Pinned to Start menu
  4. Repeat the step above for all settings you want to pin to the Start screen.

That's it. To Unpin pinned settings, you have two options:

  1. Right click the pinned item in the Start menu and choose "Unpin from Start":
    Windows 10 Unpin Settings from Start
  2. Alternatively, you can click the icon in the Settings app to unpin the current page from the Start menu:
    Settings - Unpin from Start menu via Settings app
  3. You are done.

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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.

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