The Complete List of MS-Settings Shortcuts to Windows 10 Settings Applet


The Settings app in Windows 10 is your new centerpiece that is on the way to replace the classic Control Panel in previous Windows. It has a lot of useful individual settings applets for all sorts different things you need to change and adjust to make the Windows environment that fits your needs. Almost all these individual settings can also be directly accessed through a shortcut key namely ms-settings URI. If you know the ms-settings URI to a specific setting you can use that info to create a shortcut icon on your desktop for easy access.

Right-click an empty space on your desktop and select New → Shortcut,

Create Shortcut 1 - The Complete List of MS-Settings Shortcuts to Windows 10 Settings Applet

Type in the name of the individual setting’s shortcut key and click Next.

Create Shortcut 2 600x444 - The Complete List of MS-Settings Shortcuts to Windows 10 Settings Applet

Give a name and done.

Now let’s take look the list of the shortcut key names for each individual setting in Settings app.

Category, Setting name, Shortcut key
System, Display, ms-settings:display
"",Taskbar, ms-settings:taskbar
"",Notifications & actions, ms-settings:notifications
"",Apps & features,""
"",Multitasking, ""
"",Tablet mode, ms-settings:tabletmode
"",Power & sleep, ms-settings:powersleep
"",Storage, ms-settings:storagesense
"",Offline maps, ms-settings:maps
"",Default apps, ""
"",About, ms-settings:about
Devices, Printers & scanners, ""
"",Connected devices, ms-settings:connecteddevices
"",Bluetooth, ms-settings:bluetooth
"",Mouse & touchpad, ms-settings:mousetouchpad
"",Typing, ms-settings:typing
"",USB, ms-settings:usb
Network & Internet, Wi-Fi, ms-settings:network-wifi
"", Airplane mode, ms-settings:network-airplanemode
"", Data usage, ms-settings:datausage
"", VPN, ms-settings:network-vpn
"", Dial-up, ms-settings:network-dialup
"", Ethernet, ms-settings:network-ethernet
"", Proxy, ms-settings:network-proxy
Personalization, Background, ms-settings:personalization-background
"", Colors, ms-settings:personalization-colors
"", Lock screen, ms-settings:lockscreen
"", Themes, ms-settings:themes
"", Start, ms-settings:personalization-start
Accounts, Your info, ms-settings:emailandaccounts
"", Email & app accounts, ms-settings:emailandaccounts
"", Sign-in options, ms-settings:signinoptions
"", Work access, ms-settings:workplace
"", Family & other users, ms-settings:otherusers
"", Sync your settings, ms-settings:sync
Time & Language, Date & time, ms-settings:dateandtime
"", Region & language, ms-settings:regionlanguage
"", Speech, ms-settings:speech
Ease of Access, Narrator, ms-settings:easeofaccess-narrator
"", Magnifier, ms-settings:easeofaccess-magnifier
"", High contrast, ms-settings:easeofaccess-highcontrast
"", Closed captions, ms-settings:easeofaccess-closedcaptioning
"", Keyboard, ms-settings:easeofaccess-keyboard
"", Mouse, ms-settings:easeofaccess-mouse
"", Other options, ms-settings:easeofaccess-otheroptions
Privacy, General, ms-settings:privacy
"",Location, ms-settings:privacy-location
"",Camera, ms-settings:privacy-webcam
"",Microphone, ms-settings:privacy-microphone
"",Motion, ms-settings:privacy-motion
"","Speech, inking & typing", ms-settings:privacy-speechtyping
"",Account info, ms-settings:privacy-accountinfo
"",Contacts, ms-settings:privacy-contacts
"",Calendar, ms-settings:privacy-calendar
"",Call history, ms-settings:privacy-callhistory
"",Email, ms-settings:privacy-email
"",Messaging, ms-settings:privacy-messaging
"",Radios, ms-settings:privacy-radios
"",Background Apps, ms-settings:privacy-backgroundapps
"",Other devices, ms-settings:privacy-customdevices
"",Feedback & diagnostics, ms-settings:privacy-feedback
Update & Security, Windows Update, ms-settings:windowsupdate
"", Backup, ms-settings:backup
"", Recovery, ""
"", Activation, ""
"", For developers, ms-settings:developers[/table]

There are a few settings that I couldn’t figure out what ms-settings URI should be using. So if you now, please do share in the comment.


  1. there is any option to change the setting via RUB or Command Line ?
    in my case in need to change setting for “Contacts”
    can i change the Switch inside On or Off ?

    • Good question. But unfortunately, I don’t think it’s possible. MS-Settings is to launch the Applet in the Settings app but not to set any values. You will need to look elsewhere like PowerShell to make that happen.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here