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Where is settings in Windows 10? Get 12 ways to access it

Where is settings in Windows 10? Get 12 ways to access it

Where is settings in Windows 10? For those of you who are using Windows 10 for the first time, you may still ask where are the Settings settings in Windows 10. Windows Settings is an application that has become part of Microsoft Windows. The Settings app was first introduced in Windows 8 under the name PC Settings and is included in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. The Settings app is meant to be a replacement for the Control Panel which is slowly getting pulled back.
Currently, the Settings application is more complete with many setting options.



The Settings app provides centralized access to customize, configure and update Microsoft Windows. The Settings app also offers greater ease of working with mouse, keyboard, and touch screen input. In the Settings app, you can install devices, change keyboard language, desktop wallpaper, update Windows, adjust privacy settings, make Windows settings, and so on.
As the main access to Microsoft Windows settings, you will certainly open the Settings application quite often in Windows 10. Generally, to open the Settings application, Windows users will click the Start Menu and then select Settings. Actually, there are many different ways to open the Settings app. 

Here are 12 different ways to open the Settings app in Windows 10:


1. Via a keyboard shortcut.

This is an easy and fast way to open the Settings app. Windows 10 users who frequently open the Settings app know this keyboard shortcut. To open the Settings app with a keyboard shortcut, press Windows key + I together.


2. Via the Start Menu button.

This is the most commonly used method because it can be accessed quite easily. To open the Settings app, click the Start Menu button (1) and then select Settings (2) with the gear icon.


3. Through the WinX menu.

WinX is a new feature introduced in Windows 8. Microsoft itself does not have an official name for this feature. IT activists then gave the name WinX because it can be accessed via the Windows + X keyboard shortcut. To open the Settings application via the WinX menu, use the Windows + X keyboard shortcut or right-click on the Start Menu button (1) to display the WinX menu and then select Settings (2 ).


4. Via File Explorer.

File Explorer is an application for managing files and folders in Microsoft Windows. Through this File Explorer, you can also open the Settings application. To open the Settings application, first open or run File Explorer, on the left bar, click This PC (1), and on the File Explorer ribbon at the top, on the Computer tab, click the Open Settings button (2).


5. Via the Command Prompt.

Command Prompt is one of the most powerful tools in Windows for executing the command line. You can use the Command Prompt to automate tasks via scripts or batch files. To open the Settings application via the Command Prompt, first open or run the Command Prompt, type the command start ms-settings: and then press the Enter key.


6. Through the Run dialog box.

Run dialog box is a Windows feature that provides super-fast access to programs, folders, documents, and other resources if you know the command to open or run them. To open the Settings application via Run dialog box, open the Run dialog box with Windows + R keyboard shortcut, type ms-settings: (1) and then click the OK button (2) or press the Enter keyboard key.


7. Through the Action Center.

Action Center is a unified place for all system notifications and quick access to various settings. To open the Settings app via the Action Center, click the Action Center icon (1) which is on the far right of the taskbar or use the Windows + A keyboard shortcut and then select All Settings (2).


8. Via the Windows search box.

The Windows search box or Windows search box is a desktop search feature for Microsoft Windows. Because it indexes all items on your computer, you can use the Windows search box to quickly find various items such as documents, pictures, music, installed applications, system settings, and Control Panel items.
To open the Settings application via the Windows search box, click the Search icon (1) on the taskbar or use the Windows + S keyboard shortcut to open the Windows search window, type Settings (2) in the text box and from the search results, click Settings app (3).


9. Through the list of applications in the Start Menu.

Clicking the Start Menu button (1) will display a list of applications. In this long list of apps in the Settings app. You can scroll down to the list of apps starting with the letter S and then click or select the Settings app (2).


10. Create a shortcut to the Settings application on the desktop.

Shortcuts on the desktop are a quick way to open or launch applications. You can create a shortcut on the Windows desktop for the Settings app. When the Windows computer is turned on, you will be in the desktop area. To open the Settings app, simply double-click the Settings app shortcut on the desktop.
To create a shortcut to the Settings application on the desktop, right-click in an empty area of ​​the desktop to display the shortcut menu, select New and then Shortcut. In the Create Shortcut dialog box that appears, type ms-settings: (1) in the Type the location of the item text box and then click the Next button (2).


Next, give the created shortcut a name, for example, type Settings (1) in the Type a name for this shortcut text box and then click the Finish button (2). The Settings application shortcut on the desktop has been created.


11. Through the shortcut menu on the taskbar.

The Windows taskbar can also be used to open the Settings app quite quickly. To open the Settings application via the taskbar, right-click anywhere in an empty area of ​​the taskbar to display the shortcut menu and then select Taskbar settings.


In the Windows Settings window for taskbar settings that appears, click Home in the upper-left corner of the window.


12. Through the shortcut menu on the desktop.

As through the shortcut menu on the taskbar, you can also open the Settings app fairly quickly via the shortcut menu on the Windows desktop. Right-click in an empty area of ​​the desktop to display a shortcut menu and then select Display settings or Personalize, for example selecting Display settings.


In the Windows Settings window for Display settings that appears, click Home in the upper-left corner of the window.



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