How to pin Settings to the Start Menu in Windows 10

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As we go on with the latest updates of Windows 10, we keep on discovering interesting new features. In this post, we’re going to talk about one of them, which is the possibility to add your favorite Settings to the Start menu. So if you want to find out how you can pin particular Settings pages located in the Settings application to the Start menu of Windows 10, follow this tutorial and the steps listed below.

Beside pining Settings to the Start menu, in  this tutorial, you will also find out how to unpin the respective Settings options. In order to start the pining steps, go to the Settings page first located in the Start menu and continue from there.

How can I pin Settings to Start menu in Windows 10?

1. Use the Pin to Start menu

  1. Left click or tap on the “Start” feature.
  2. From the Start menu left click or tap on the Settings feature situated in the upper left side of the menu.open settings windows 10
  3. Now you should have the Settings window in front of you.
  4. Left click or tap on the setting you wish to pin to the Start Menu of Windows 10.
  5. Now in the upper side of the Settings window next to the search dialog box you will have a “Pin” icon.
  6. Just left click or tap on the “Pin” icon and the setting you selected will be pinned to the Start menu in Windows 10
    Note: After you pin a specific setting to the Start menu you will also notice that the “Pin” icon will change thus notifying you that the setting is already pinned.
    Note 2: You can do the same steps for all the settings you wish to pin to the Start menu of Windows 10.

The latest Windows 10 OS versions also allow you to pin your favorite Settings page to the Start menu by simply right-clicking in the respective Settings page. Once you’ve done that, a quick Pin to Start menu will appear that lets you set the respective Settings page to the Start menu.

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2. Create a desktop shortcut

If you want to quickly access certain Settings pages, you can also create a Settings shortcut on the desktop as an alternative to pinning Settings to the Start menu. All you need to do is right-click on your desktop, select New > Shortcut. A new window will pop-up allowing you to select the page that you want to add to the shortcut.

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Here is the list of all the Settings commands in Windows 10:

Settings app page Command
Account info ms-settings:privacy-accountinfo
Airplane mode ms-settings:network-airplanemode
Backgrounds ms-settings:personalization-background
Battery Saver ms-settings:batterysaver
Battery Saver Settings ms-settings:batterysaver-settings
Battery use ms-settings:batterysaver-usagedetails
Bluetooth ms-settings:bluetooth
Calendar ms-settings:privacy-calendar
Camera ms-settings:privacy-webcam
Cellular ms-settings:network-cellular
Closed Captioning ms-settings:easeofaccess-closedcaptioning
Colors ms-settings:colors
Colors ms-settings:personalization-colors
Connected devices ms-settings:connecteddevices
Contacts ms-settings:privacy-contacts
Data Usage ms-settings:datausage
Date and Time ms-settings:dateandtime
Dial-up ms-settings:network-dialup
DirectAccess ms-settings:network-directaccess
Display ms-settings:display
Display ms-settings:screenrotation
Ethernet ms-settings:network-ethernet
Family & other users ms-settings:otherusers
Feedback ms-settings:privacy-feedback
For developers ms-settings:developers
High Contrast ms-settings:easeofaccess-highcontrast
Keyboard ms-settings:easeofaccess-keyboard
Location ms-settings:privacy-location
Lockscreen ms-settings:lockscreen
Magnifier ms-settings:easeofaccess-magnifier
Manage Wi-Fi Settings ms-settings:network-wifisettings
Messaging ms-settings:privacy-messaging
Microphone ms-settings:privacy-microphone
Mobile hotspot ms-settings:network-mobilehotspot
Motion ms-settings:privacy-motion
Mouse ms-settings:easeofaccess-mouse
Mouse & touchpad ms-settings:mousetouchpad
Narrator ms-settings:easeofaccess-narrator
Notifications & actions ms-settings:notifications
Offline maps ms-settings:maps
Optional features ms-settings:optionalfeatures
Other Devices ms-settings:privacy-customdevices
Other Options (Ease of Access) ms-settings:easeofaccess-otheroptions
Personalization ms-settings:personalization
Power & sleep ms-settings:powersleep
Privacy ms-settings:privacy
Proximity ms-settings:proximity
Proxy ms-settings:network-proxy
Radios ms-settings:privacy-radios
Region & language ms-settings:regionlanguage
Sign-in options ms-settings:signinoptions
Speech ms-settings:speech
Speech, inking, & typing ms-settings:privacy-speechtyping
Start ms-settings:personalization-start
Storage Sense ms-settings:storagesense
Tablet mode ms-settings://tabletmode/
Themes ms-settings:themes
Typing ms-settings:typing
VPN ms-settings:network-vpn
Wi-Fi ms-settings:network-wifi
Windows Update ms-settings:windowsupdate
Work access ms-settings:workplace

If you wish to unpin the Setting from the Start menu read the lines below:

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Find the Setting you wish to unpin from the list.
  3. Right click or hold tap on that setting.
  4. From the menu that appears left click or tap on the “Unpin from Start” feature.
    Note: Another quick way to unpin a setting is by going again to the Settings window as you did before, clicking on the setting you wish to unpin and left click or tap on the icon presented next to the search dialog box.

And you are all done, you now know exactly how to pin your Modern settings situated in the Settings app to the Start menu of your Windows 10 build 10041. Also along the way in this tutorial if you encounter any difficulties during the steps you are welcome to as us for help by writing in the comments section of the page situated below and we will help you further as soon as possible.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2015 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.

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