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    Settings Pages List of URI Shortcuts in Windows 10

    Settings Pages List of URI Shortcuts in Windows 10

    List of Shortcuts to Directly Open Pages in Settings in Windows 10
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    18 Jul 2020
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    List of Shortcuts to Directly Open Pages in Settings in Windows 10

    The Settings app is where you can change most settings at in Windows 10. Settings will eventually replace the Control Panel.

    Almost every Settings page has its own URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) that allows you to open any Setting page directly from a command via the command prompt, Run (Win+R) dialog, address bar of File Explorer, address bar of web browser, and in scripts (ex: .bat). You can also use these commands to create shortcuts.

    This tutorial will provide you with a list of ms-settings URI commands to directly open or create shortcuts for any Settings page in Windows 10.

    To use the URI commands to open Settings pages from a command prompt or script (ex: .bat), you would need to add the Start command with a space after it in front of the URI command in the table below.

    For example, command below to open the About Settings page (System category) in command prompt:

    Start ms-settings:about

    EXAMPLE: Settings home page
    Settings Pages List of URI Shortcuts in Windows 10-settings.png

    Category Settings page URI Command (shortcut)
    Settings home page ms-settings:
    Display ms-settings:display
    Night light settings
    Advanced scaling settings
    Connect to a wireless display
    Graphics settings
    Sound (build 17063) ms-settings:sound
    Manage sound devices
    App volume and device preferences
    Notifications & actions ms-settings:notifications
    Focus assist (build 17074) ms-settings:quiethours
    During these hours
    Duplicating my display (When I'm duplicating my display)
    Playing a game full screen (When I'm playing a game)
    Power & sleep ms-settings:powersleep
    Battery ms-settings:batterysaver
    See which apps are affecting your battery life
    Battery Saver settings
    Storage ms-settings:storagesense
    Configure Storage Sense or run it now
    Change where new content is saved
    Tablet ms-settings:tabletmode
    Multitasking ms-settings:multitasking
    Projecting to this PC ms-settings:project
    Shared experiences ms-settings:crossdevice
    Clipboard (build 17666) ms-settings:clipboard
    Remote Desktop ms-settings:remotedesktop
    Device Encryption (if available) ms-settings:deviceencryption
    About ms-settings:about
    Bluetooth & other devices ms-settings:bluetooth
    Printers & scanners ms-settings:printers
    Mouse ms-settings:mousetouchpad
    Touchpad ms-settings:devices-touchpad
    Typing ms-settings:typing
    Hardware keyboard - Text suggestions
    Wheel (Only available if Dial is paired) ms-settings:wheel
    Pen & Windows Ink ms-settings:pen
    AutoPlay ms-settings:autoplay
    USB ms-settings:usb
    Phone (build 16251)
    Phone ms-settings:mobile-devices
    Add a phone
    Your Phone (opens app)
    Network & Internet ms-settings:network
    Status ms-settings:network-status
    Data usage
    Show available networks
    Cellular & SIM ms-settings:network-cellular
    Wi-Fi ms-settings:network-wifi
    Show available networks
    Manage known networks
    Wi-Fi Calling ms-settings:network-wificalling
    Ethernet ms-settings:network-ethernet
    Dial-up ms-settings:network-dialup
    DirectAccess (Only available if DirectAccess is enabled) ms-settings:network-directaccess
    VPN ms-settings:network-vpn
    Airplane mode ms-settings:network-airplanemode
    Mobile hotspot ms-settings:network-mobilehotspot
    NFC ms-settings:nfctransactions
    Proxy ms-settings:network-proxy
    Personalization ms-settings:personalization
    Background ms-settings:personalization-background
    Colors ms-settings:personalization-colors
    Lock screen ms-settings:lockscreen
    Themes ms-settings:themes
    Fonts (build 17083) ms-settings:fonts
    Start ms-settings:personalization-start
    Choose which folders appear on Start
    Taskbar ms-settings:taskbar
    Apps & features ms-settings:appsfeatures
    Manage optional features
    Default apps ms-settings:defaultapps
    Offline maps ms-settings:maps
    Download maps
    Apps for websites ms-settings:appsforwebsites
    Video playback (build 16215) ms-settings:videoplayback
    Startup (build 17017) ms-settings:startupapps
    Your info ms-settings:yourinfo
    Email & accounts ms-settings:emailandaccounts
    Sign-in options ms-settings:signinoptions
    Windows Hello face setup
    Windows Hello fingerprint setup
    Security Key setup
    Dynamic Lock
    Access work or school ms-settings:workplace
    Family & other users ms-settings:otherusers
    Set up a kiosk
    Sync your settings ms-settings:sync
    Time & Language
    Date & time ms-settings:dateandtime
    Japan IME settings (available if Microsoft Japan input method editor installed) ms-settings:regionlanguage-jpnime
    Pinyin IME settings (available if Microsoft Pinyin input method editor installed) ms-settings:regionlanguage-chsime-pinyin
    Wubi IME settings (available if Microsoft Wubi input method editor installed) ms-settings:regionlanguage-chsime-wubi
    Language ms-settings:regionlanguage
    Windows display language
    Add Display language
    Speech ms-settings:speech
    Xbox Game bar ms-settings:gaming-gamebar
    Captures ms-settings:gaming-gamedvr
    Game Mode ms-settings:gaming-gamemode
    Xbox Networking (build 16226) ms-settings:gaming-xboxnetworking
    Extras (Only available if "settings apps" are installed (e.g. by 3rd party))
    Extras ms-settings:extras
    Ease of Access
    Display (build 17025) ms-settings:easeofaccess-display
    Mouse pointer (build 17040) ms-settings:easeofaccess-cursorandpointersize
    Text cursor ms-settings:easeofaccess-cursor
    Magnifier ms-settings:easeofaccess-magnifier
    Color Filters (build 17025) ms-settings:easeofaccess-colorfilter
    High Contrast ms-settings:easeofaccess-highcontrast
    Narrator ms-settings:easeofaccess-narrator
    Start Narrator after sign-in for me
    Audio (build 17035) ms-settings:easeofaccess-audio
    Closed captions ms-settings:easeofaccess-closedcaptioning
    Speech (build 17035) ms-settings:easeofaccess-speechrecognition
    Keyboard ms-settings:easeofaccess-keyboard
    Mouse ms-settings:easeofaccess-mouse
    Eye Control (build 17035) ms-settings:easeofaccess-eyecontrol
    Search (version 1903)
    Permissions & history ms-settings:search-permissions
    Searching Windows ms-settings:cortana-windowssearch
    Privacy ms-settings:privacy
    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
    Activity history (build 17040) ms-settings:privacy-activityhistory
    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
    Eye tracker (requires eyetracker hardware) ms-settings:privacy-eyetracker
    Tasks ms-settings:privacy-tasks
    Messaging ms-settings:privacy-messaging
    Radios ms-settings:privacy-radios
    Other devices ms-settings:privacy-customdevices
    Background apps ms-settings:privacy-backgroundapps
    App diagnostics ms-settings:privacy-appdiagnostics
    Automatic file downloads ms-settings:privacy-automaticfiledownloads
    Documents ms-settings:privacy-documents
    Downloads folder (build 19536) ms-settings:privacy-downloadsfolder
    Pictures ms-settings:privacy-pictures
    Videos ms-settings:privacy-documents
    File system ms-settings:privacy-broadfilesystemaccess
    Screen capture border (build 19536)
    Programmatic screen capture (build 19536)
    Update & Security ms-settings:windowsupdate
    Windows Update ms-settings:windowsupdate
    Check for updates
    View optional updates
    Change active hours
    View update history
    Restart options
    Advanced options
    Delivery Optimization ms-settings:delivery-optimization
    Windows Security ms-settings:windowsdefender
    Open Windows Security
    Backup ms-settings:backup
    Troubleshoot ms-settings:troubleshoot
    Recovery ms-settings:recovery
    Activation ms-settings:activation
    Find My Device ms-settings:findmydevice
    For developers ms-settings:developers
    Windows Insider Program ms-settings:windowsinsider
    Mixed reality ms-settings:holographic
    Audio and speech ms-settings:holographic-audio
    Environment ms-settings:privacy-holographic-environment
    Headset display ms-settings:holographic-headset
    Uninstall ms-settings:holographic-management
    Surface Hub
    Accounts ms-settings:surfacehub-accounts
    Team Conferencing ms-settings:surfacehub-calling
    Team device management ms-settings:surfacehub-devicemanagenent
    Session cleanup ms-settings:surfacehub-sessioncleanup
    Welcome screen ms-settings:surfacehub-welcome

    That's it,

  1. Posts : 481
    Windows 10 pro 1903 1862.145

    A page that I open frequently is ms-settings:defaultapps/Choose default apps by file type. Can that be opened with one command?
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  2. Posts : 65,229
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    Hello Bob, :)

    I haven't found one for "Choose default apps by file type" yet.
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  3. Posts : 481
    Windows 10 pro 1903 1862.145

    Oh, well. It's only a click away.
    Last edited by tcebob; 05 Oct 2018 at 07:57.
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  4. Posts : 1,459
    Windows 10 Pro (+ Windows 10 Home VMs for testing)

    Is there an MS resource (TechNet?) or command (PowerShell?) to show all URIs?

    The reason I ask is because I've noticed Settings > Gaming in Win 10 1803 Build 17134.285 shows a TruePlay entry in the left-hand navigation pane but the URI isn't shown in the list above.

    As a result my REG file to turn Gaming off in Settings no longer works:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    ; Settings - Gaming entry - Turn OFF

    Instead I get this remnant:
    Settings Pages List of URI Shortcuts in Windows 10-trueplay.jpg

    I assume I have to add the URI for TruePlay.
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  5. Posts : 1,459
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    Ha... this works:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    ; Settings - Gaming entry - Turn OFF

    Gaming entry now gone from Settings.

    However, my question remains about about how to list all URIs as Win 10 evolves.

    PS - I reverted my VM to Build 17134.48 and TruePlay was there so I don't really know which build it was first added.
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  6. Posts : 65,229
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    Hello @RickC,

    TruePlay now added to the list.

    I'm not aware of a complete reference for this from Microsoft. I had to hunt and find each one.
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  7. Posts : 1,459
    Windows 10 Pro (+ Windows 10 Home VMs for testing)

    Brink said:
    I'm not aware of a complete reference for this from Microsoft. I had to hunt and find each one.
    That's a shame. Many thanks for the info.
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  8. Posts : 65,229
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    Thread Starter

    This is the latest reference below linked at the top of the tutorial.

    Launch the Windows Settings app - UWP app developer | Microsoft Docs
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  9. Posts : 1,459
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    Brink said:
    This is the latest reference below linked at the top of the tutorial.

    Launch the Windows Settings app - UWP app developer | Microsoft Docs
    Thank you again. I didn't pick up on this link first time round but have now bookmarked it.

    It helped me get rid of the (useless for me) Settings > Phone entry:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    ; Settings - Phone entry - Turn OFF
    Last edited by RickC; 18 Sep 2018 at 14:21.
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