SOLVED: 16 Ways To Start The SETTINGS App Windows 10

Here are the 16 different ways to launch the SETTINGS app in Windows 10:

  1. USE THE START BUTTON TO OPEN THE SETTINGS APP
    Click on the START button, then the cog icon

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  2. START BUTTON CONTEXT MENU DIRECTLY
    Right click on the START button,  select SETTINGS
    right click on start button settings
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  3. START BUTTON CONTEXT MENU INDIRECTLY
    Right click on the START button,  select APPS AND FEATURES then click HOME in the APPS AND FEATURES window
    right click on start button apps and features settings
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  4. DESKTOP PERSONALIZATION MENU
    Right click on your desktop, select PERSONALIZE, then click HOME on the PERSONALIZE window
    right click personalize settings
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  5. CREATE A SHORTCUT TO SETTINGS
    Right click on your desktop, select NEW, select SHORTCUT, type MS-SETTINGS: , click NEXT, click FINISH then double click on the shortcut
    new shortcut to settings in windows 10.
  6. USE CORTANA TO START SETTINGS
    Type (or say) SETTINGS in the Cortana search bar
    cortana to open settings
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  7. USE CORTANA SETTINGS
    Click inside the CORTANA search bar, click the ellipse (3 dots) at the top right corner, click SEARCH SETTINGS, then click HOME on SEARCH SETTINGS window
    Cortana Settings
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  8. KEYBOARD SHORTCUT TO START SETTINGS
    Press the WINDOWS key + the letter I
    windows keyboard win i for settings.
  9. TASKBAR SETTINGS TO OPEN SETTINGS
    Right click on your taskbar, select TASKBAR SETTINGS, then click HOME on the TASKBAR SETTINGS window
    right click task bar settings.
  10. USE FILE EXPLORER TO LAUNCH SETTINGS
    Launch FILE EXPLORER (Computer, Explorer.exe …) and click the OPEN SETTINGS icon
    windows 10 file explorer settings
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  11. COMMAND LINE TO OPEN SETTINGS
    Open a CMD prompt or a POWERSHELL and type START MS-SETTINGS:
    command line to start windows 10 settings from cmd or powershell

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  12. USE THE FULL COMMAND LINE TO OPEN SETTINGS
    Click START, RUN and press your ENTER key, OR Open a CMD prompt, OR Click inside the CORTANA SEARCH box (beside the START button) and type:
    Explorer.exe shell:AppsFolder\Windows.ImmersiveControlPanel_cw5n1h2txyewy!microsoft.windows.immersivecontrolpanel
    full command line to run windows 10 settings app
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  13. USE THE RUN BOX TO OPEN SETTINGS
    Click START, type RUN and press your ENTER key, type MS-SETTINGS: and press your ENTER key (don’t forget the : at the end)
    start win10 settings from RUN command line.
  14. USE THE ACTION CENTER TO LAUNCH SETTINGS
    Click on the ACTION CENTER icon in the bottom right corner of your screen, then select SETTINGS
    action panel notification area settings link
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  15. USE THE CONTROL PANEL TO OPEN THE SETTINGS APP
    Launch the CONTROL PANEL, click APPEARANCE AND PERSONALIZATION, click NAVIGATION PROPERTIES and click HOME on the NAVIGATION PROPERTIES window
    control panel appearance and personalization taskbar naviagation settings
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  16. USE YOUR BROWSER TO OPEN SETTINGS APP
    Launch Microsoft Edge browser, type MS-SETTINGS: into the address bar, then click YES on the security promptlaunch setting app from microsoft edge chrome
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