Windows 11 ms-settings Commands (Settings URI Shortcuts)

This post will provide you the list of Windows 11 ms-settings commands. Using them, you can create a shortcut to any page of the Settings app or open it idirectly. Almost all pages of Settings can be opened directly with an ms-settings command.

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The Settings app in Windows 11 has received a major redesign. It features colorful category icons on the left, and lost its "home page". The latter change simplifies navigation, as you find see at a glance which options are available under the each category.

Also, the right area shows options with a border, making it easier to find and differentiate them. The new Windows 11 Settings app is a huge step forward from what we had in Windows 10.

Windows 11 Ms Settings Commands

Almost every Settings page has its own Uniform Resource Identifier, or URI. Each command begins with the 'ms-settings' prefix (protocol) followed by the page name. For example, the command ms-settings:display opens the Settings app will open directly to the System > Display page.

How to use the ms-settings commands in Windows 11

The commands allow you to open any Settings page directly by entering a URI into the Run dialog (Win + R), Command Prompt, etc. You can also use this ability to create a shortcut for any page of Settings.

Directly open any page

  1. Press the Win + R shortcut keys on your keyboard to open the Run dialog.
  2. Type or copy-paste an ms-setting command, for example ms-settings:colors, into the Run box using the table below, and hit Enter.Windows 11 ms-settings Commands in the Run dialog
  3. Windows 11 will open the Settings app directly to that page. In our example it will be Personalization > Colors.Directly Open Any Settings Page

So, if you know Windows 11 ms-settings commands, you can save a lot of time. Similarly, you can create a shortcut to any Settings page.

How to Create Settings Page Shortcut with an ms-settings command

  1. Right-click the Desktop background and select New item > Shortcut from the menu.Create New Desktop Shortcut
  2. Find the ms-settings command from the table below that opens the Settings page of your choice.
  3. Specify explorer.exe <ms-settings command> as for the location of the item text box. For example, explorer.exe ms-settings:colors.Windows 11 ms-settings Commands as shortcut target
  4. Finally, give your shortcut a meaningful name and change its icon.Give Your Shortcut Name

You are done! This way, you can create a Settings page shortcut in Windows 11 to any page of Settings that comes with an ms-settings command.

I will keep the below list of ms-settings commands actual, so you can bookmark this page and check it from time to time for updates.

Windows 11 ms-settings Commands

CategorySettings pagems-settings command
Systemms-settings:system
Displayms-settings:display

Connect to a wireless display​

ms-settings-connectabledevices:devicediscovery

Night light​

ms-settings:nightlight

Scale​

ms-settings:display-advanced

Graphics​

ms-settings:display-advancedgraphics
Soundms-settings:sound

All sound devices​

ms-settings:sound-devices

Volume mixer​

ms-settings:apps-volume

Choose your sound defaults for AR/VR experiences​

ms-settings:holographic-audio
Notificationsms-settings:notifications
Focus assistms-settings:quiethours

During these times​

ms-settings:quietmomentsscheduled

When I'm duplicating my display​

ms-settings:quietmomentspresentation

When I'm playing a game​

ms-settings:quietmomentsgame
Power & batteryms-settings:powersleep
Storagems-settings:storagesense

Storage Sense​

ms-settings:storagepolicies

Where new content is saved​

ms-settings:savelocations
Nearby sharing
Multitaskingms-settings:multitasking
Activationms-settings:activation
Troubleshootms-settings:troubleshoot
Recoveryms-settings:recovery
Projecting to this PCms-settings:project
Remote Desktopms-settings:remotedesktop
Clipboardms-settings:clipboard
Aboutms-settings:about
Bluetooth & devices
Devicesms-settings:bluetooth
ms-settings:connecteddevices
Printers & scannersms-settings:printers
Your Phonems-settings:mobile-devices
Camerasms-settings:camera
Mousems-settings:mousetouchpad
Touchpadms-settings:devices-touchpad
Touchms-settings:devices-touch
Pen & Windows Inkms-settings:pen
AutoPlayms-settings:autoplay
USBms-settings:usb
Network & internetms-settings:network
Wi-Fims-settings:network-wifi
Cellularms-settings:network-cellular
Ethernetms-settings:network-ethernet
VPNms-settings:network-vpn
Mobile hotspotms-settings:network-mobilehotspot
Airplane modems-settings:network-airplanemode
Proxyms-settings:network-proxy
Dial-upms-settings:network-dialup
List of available networkms-availablenetworks:
Advanced network settings
Personalizationms-settings:personalization
Backgroundms-settings:personalization-background
Colorsms-settings:personalization-colors
ms-settings:colors
Themesms-settings:themes
Lock screenms-settings:lockscreen
Touch keyboardms-settings:personalization-touchkeyboard
Startms-settings:personalization-start

Folders​

ms-settings:personalization-start-places
Taskbarms-settings:taskbar
Fontsms-settings:fonts
Device usagems-settings:deviceusage
Apps
Apps & featuresms-settings:appsfeatures
Default appsms-settings:defaultapps
Offline mapsms-settings:maps

Download maps​

ms-settings:maps-downloadmaps
Optional features
Apps for websitesms-settings:appsforwebsites
Video playbackms-settings:videoplayback
Startupms-settings:startupapps
Accountsms-settings:accounts
Your infoms-settings:yourinfo
Email & accountsms-settings:emailandaccounts
Sign-in optionsms-settings:signinoptions

Windows Hello face setup or improve recognition​

ms-settings:signinoptions-launchfaceenrollment

Windows Hello fingerprint setup​

ms-settings:signinoptions-launchfingerprintenrollment

Manage Security Key​

ms-settings:signinoptions-launchsecuritykeyenrollment

Dynamic Lock​

ms-settings:signinoptions-dynamiclock
Family & other usersms-settings:eek:therusers
Windows Backupms-settings:backup
Access work or schoolms-settings:workplace
Time and language
Date & timems-settings:dateandtime
Language & regionms-settings:regionlanguage
Typingms-settings:typing

Show text suggestions when typing on the physical keyboard​

ms-settings:devicestyping-hwkbtextsuggestions
Speechms-settings:speech
Gaming
Xbox Game Barms-settings:gaming-gamebar
Capturesms-settings:gaming-gamedvr
Game Modems-settings:gaming-gamemode
Accessibilityms-settings:easeofaccess
Vision
Text sizems-settings:easeofaccess-display
Visual effectsms-settings:easeofaccess-visualeffects
Mouse pointer and touchms-settings:easeofaccess-mousepointer
Text cursorms-settings:easeofaccess-cursor
Magnifierms-settings:easeofaccess-magnifier
Color filtersms-settings:easeofaccess-colorfilter
Contrast themesms-settings:easeofaccess-highcontrast
Narratorms-settings:easeofaccess-narrator
Hearing
Audioms-settings:easeofaccess-audio
Captionsms-settings:easeofaccess-closedcaptioning
Interaction
Speechms-settings:easeofaccess-speechrecognition
Keyboardms-settings:easeofaccess-keyboard
Mousems-settings:easeofaccess-mouse
Eye controlms-settings:easeofaccess-eyecontrol
Privacy & securityms-settings:privacy
Security
Windows Securityms-settings:windowsdefender
Find my devicems-settings:findmydevice
Device encryptionms-settings:deviceencryption
For developersms-settings:developers
Windows Permissions
Generalms-settings:privacy
Speechms-settings:privacy-speech
Inking & typing personalizationms-settings:privacy-speechtyping
Diagnostics & feedbackms-settings:privacy-feedback

View diagnostic data​

ms-settings:privacy-feedback-telemetryviewergroup
Activity historyms-settings:privacy-activityhistory
Search permissionsms-settings:search-permissions
Searching Windowsms-settings:cortana-windowssearch
App permissions
Locationms-settings:privacy-location
Camerams-settings:privacy-webcam
Microphonems-settings:privacy-microphone
Voice activationms-settings:privacy-voiceactivation
Notificationsms-settings:privacy-notifications
Account infoms-settings:privacy-accountinfo
Contactsms-settings:privacy-contacts
Calendarms-settings:privacy-calendar
Phone callsms-settings:privacy-phonecalls
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
App diagnosticsms-settings:privacy-appdiagnostics
Automatic file downloadsms-settings:privacy-automaticfiledownloads
Documentsms-settings:privacy-documents
Downloads folderms-settings:privacy-downloadsfolder
Music libraryms-settings:privacy-musiclibrary
Picturesms-settings:privacy-pictures
Videosms-settings:privacy-documents
File systemms-settings:privacy-broadfilesystemaccess
Screenshot borders
Screenshots and apps
Windows Updatems-settings:windowsupdate
Update historyms-settings:windowsupdate-history
Advanced optionsms-settings:windowsupdate-options

Optional updates​

ms-settings:windowsupdate-optionalupdates
Windows Insider Programms-settings:windowsinsider
Mixed realityms-settings:holographic
Audio & speechms-settings:holographic-audio
Startup & desktop
Environmentms-settings:privacy-holographic-environment
Headset displayms-settings:holographic-headset
Uninstallms-settings:holographic-management

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