How to Open Settings in Windows 10

In Windows 10, you can open Settings in different ways. Let’s see what they are.

Method #1

Open Start menu. Now, type “settings” (without double quotes) and you can see “Settings” app. Click on it.

Method #2

Press Windows key + I to access Settings app.

Method #3

In Windows 10, you can open Settings app using command “ms-settings:” or “start ms-settings:”

Let’s see the programs in which these commands work.

Run Command

Launch Run. Type “ms-settings:” (without double quotes) and then press “Enter.”

Run Command with command

Command Prompt

Launch Command Prompt. Type “start ms-settings:” (without double quotes) and then press “Enter.”

Windows PowerShell

Launch Windows PowerShell. Type “start ms-settings:” (without double quotes) and then press “Enter” key.

Address Toolbar

If you’ve added Address Toolbar to Taskbar, then you can use it to open “Windows Settings.”

To do that, type “ms-settings:” (without double quotes) in the Address Toolbar and then press “Enter.”

File Explorer Address Bar

Open the File Explorer.

In the File Explorer Address Bar, type “ms-settings:” (without double quotes) and then press “Enter” key.

Task Manager

Launch Task Manager. Click File > Run new task.

In the “Create new task” box, type “ms-settings:” (without double quotes) and then press “Enter.”

Method #4

Open Power User menu by pressing Windows key + X.

Now, select “Settings.”

Settings option in Power User Menu

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Method #5

Open the File Explorer and then click on “This PC.”

Now, click on the “Computer” tab in the Ribbon. Click on “Open Settings.”

See: How to Rename This PC

Method #6

Open Start menu.

In the left side, between the “Pictures” icon and “Power” icon, you can see the “Gear” icon.

Click on “Gear” icon, and it’ll open Windows 10 Settings.

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Method #7

Open Start menu. Scroll down until you find “Settings” app. Click on it.

Method #8

Open “Action Centre.”

Now, you can see “All settings” button.

All settings button

Click on it.

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Also see:

How to Open Disk Management in Windows 10

How to Auto-Hide Taskbar in Windows 10

How to Open Computer Management in Windows 10


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