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.

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

Category Settings page ms-settings command
System ms-settings:system
Display ms-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
Sound ms-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
Notifications ms-settings:notifications
Focus assist ms-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 & battery ms-settings:powersleep
Storage ms-settings:storagesense

Storage Sense​

ms-settings:storagepolicies

Where new content is saved​

ms-settings:savelocations
Nearby sharing
Multitasking ms-settings:multitasking
Activation ms-settings:activation
Troubleshoot ms-settings:troubleshoot
Recovery ms-settings:recovery
Projecting to this PC ms-settings:project
Remote Desktop ms-settings:remotedesktop
Clipboard ms-settings:clipboard
About ms-settings:about
Bluetooth & devices
Devices ms-settings:bluetooth
ms-settings:connecteddevices
Printers & scanners ms-settings:printers
Your Phone ms-settings:mobile-devices
Cameras ms-settings:camera
Mouse ms-settings:mousetouchpad
Touchpad ms-settings:devices-touchpad
Touch ms-settings:devices-touch
Pen & Windows Ink ms-settings:pen
AutoPlay ms-settings:autoplay
USB ms-settings:usb
Network & internet ms-settings:network
Wi-Fi ms-settings:network-wifi
Cellular ms-settings:network-cellular
Ethernet ms-settings:network-ethernet
VPN ms-settings:network-vpn
Mobile hotspot ms-settings:network-mobilehotspot
Airplane mode ms-settings:network-airplanemode
Proxy ms-settings:network-proxy
Dial-up ms-settings:network-dialup
Advanced network settings
Personalization ms-settings:personalization
Background ms-settings:personalization-background
Colors ms-settings:personalization-colors
ms-settings:colors
Themes ms-settings:themes
Lock screen ms-settings:lockscreen
Touch keyboard ms-settings:personalization-touchkeyboard
Start ms-settings:personalization-start

Folders​

ms-settings:personalization-start-places
Taskbar ms-settings:taskbar
Fonts ms-settings:fonts
Device usage ms-settings:deviceusage
Apps
Apps & features ms-settings:appsfeatures
Default apps ms-settings:defaultapps
Offline maps ms-settings:maps

Download maps​

ms-settings:maps-downloadmaps
Optional features
Apps for websites ms-settings:appsforwebsites
Video playback ms-settings:videoplayback
Startup ms-settings:startupapps
Accounts ms-settings:accounts
Your info ms-settings:yourinfo
Email & accounts ms-settings:emailandaccounts
Sign-in options ms-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 users ms-settings:eek:therusers
Windows Backup ms-settings:backup
Access work or school ms-settings:workplace
Time and language
Date & time ms-settings:dateandtime
Language & region ms-settings:regionlanguage
Typing ms-settings:typing

Show text suggestions when typing on the physical keyboard​

ms-settings:devicestyping-hwkbtextsuggestions
Speech ms-settings:speech
Gaming
Xbox Game Bar ms-settings:gaming-gamebar
Captures ms-settings:gaming-gamedvr
Game Mode ms-settings:gaming-gamemode
Accessibility ms-settings:easeofaccess
Vision
Text size ms-settings:easeofaccess-display
Visual effects ms-settings:easeofaccess-visualeffects
Mouse pointer and touch ms-settings:easeofaccess-mousepointer
Text cursor ms-settings:easeofaccess-cursor
Magnifier ms-settings:easeofaccess-magnifier
Color filters ms-settings:easeofaccess-colorfilter
Contrast themes ms-settings:easeofaccess-highcontrast
Narrator ms-settings:easeofaccess-narrator
Hearing
Audio ms-settings:easeofaccess-audio
Captions ms-settings:easeofaccess-closedcaptioning
Interaction
Speech ms-settings:easeofaccess-speechrecognition
Keyboard ms-settings:easeofaccess-keyboard
Mouse ms-settings:easeofaccess-mouse
Eye control ms-settings:easeofaccess-eyecontrol
Privacy & security ms-settings:privacy
Security
Windows Security ms-settings:windowsdefender
Find my device ms-settings:findmydevice
Device encryption ms-settings:deviceencryption
For developers ms-settings:developers
Windows Permissions
General ms-settings:privacy
Speech ms-settings:privacy-speech
Inking & typing personalization ms-settings:privacy-speechtyping
Diagnostics & feedback ms-settings:privacy-feedback

View diagnostic data​

ms-settings:privacy-feedback-telemetryviewergroup
Activity history ms-settings:privacy-activityhistory
Search permissions ms-settings:search-permissions
Searching Windows ms-settings:cortana-windowssearch
App permissions
Location ms-settings:privacy-location
Camera ms-settings:privacy-webcam
Microphone ms-settings:privacy-microphone
Voice activation ms-settings:privacy-voiceactivation
Notifications ms-settings:privacy-notifications
Account info ms-settings:privacy-accountinfo
Contacts ms-settings:privacy-contacts
Calendar ms-settings:privacy-calendar
Phone calls ms-settings:privacy-phonecalls
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
App diagnostics ms-settings:privacy-appdiagnostics
Automatic file downloads ms-settings:privacy-automaticfiledownloads
Documents ms-settings:privacy-documents
Downloads folder ms-settings:privacy-downloadsfolder
Music library ms-settings:privacy-musiclibrary
Pictures ms-settings:privacy-pictures
Videos ms-settings:privacy-documents
File system ms-settings:privacy-broadfilesystemaccess
Screenshot borders
Screenshots and apps
Windows Update ms-settings:windowsupdate
Update history ms-settings:windowsupdate-history
Advanced options ms-settings:windowsupdate-options

Optional updates​

ms-settings:windowsupdate-optionalupdates
Windows Insider Program ms-settings:windowsinsider
Mixed reality ms-settings:holographic
Audio & speech ms-settings:holographic-audio
Startup & desktop
Environment ms-settings:privacy-holographic-environment
Headset display ms-settings:holographic-headset
Uninstall ms-settings:holographic-management

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