How to Open Settings in Windows 10

In this post, you will see eight different ways to open the settings in Windows 10.

You will also see the steps to create a shortcut for the settings. Let’s get started.

How to Open Settings in Windows 10

Method #1

Open the Start menu.

Type settings and click the Settings app in the search results.

Method #2

Press the Windows and I keys simultaneously to access the Settings app.

Method #3

Use the ms-settings: command in one of the following programs to start settings:

Alternatively, you can use the start ms-settings: command in one of the following programs to open settings.

Method #4

Press Windows and X keys simultaneously.

In the Power user menu, select “Settings,” which you can see between “Task Manager” and “File Explorer.”

Method #5

Open File Explorer.

Click on “This PC” in the navigation pane.

Click “Open Settings” on the Computer tab that you will find on the ribbon.

Method #6

Open the Start menu.

On the left you will see the “Gear” symbol, which you will find between the “Pictures” symbol and the “Power” symbol. Click on it.

Method #7

Open the Start menu.

In the “S” section, click “Settings.”

Method #8

Open the Action Center.

Click the “All settings” button.

How to Create a Windows 10 Settings Shortcut

Follow the steps below to create a settings shortcut on your Windows 10 desktop or File Explorer.

Right-click on the empty area of the desktop or File Explorer.

Move the mouse over “New” in the context menu.

Click on “Shortcut.”

Enter ms-settings: in the “Create Shortcut” pop-up.

Click on the “Next” button.

Enter the shortcut name if you do not like the suggested one.

Click the “Finish” button.