- As we move forward with the latest updates from Windows 10, we keep discovering new interesting features.
- Note: Another quick way to unpin a configuration is to go back to the Configuration window as you did before, click on the configuration you want to unpin and left click or Touchez on the icon displayed next to the search dialog box .
As we move forward with the latest updates from Windows 10, we keep discovering new interesting features. In this post, we are going to talk about one of them, which is the possibility of adding 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 app to the Start menu of Windows 10, follow this tutorial and the steps listed below.
In addition to adjusting Settings to the Start menu, in this tutorial, you will also discover how to unpin the respective Settings options. To begin the pining steps, first go to the Settings page located on the Start menu and continue from there.
How can I pin Settings to the Start menu in Windows 10?
1. Use the Pin to Start menu
- Left-click or Touchez the Start function.
- From the Start menu, left-click or Touchez the Settings function located at the top left of the menu.
- You should now have the Settings window in front of you.
- Left-click or Touchez the setting you want to pin in the Start menu of Windows 10)
- Now at the top of the Settings window, next to the search dialog, you will have a Pin icon.
- Just click or Touchez the Pin icon and the settings you selected will be fixed in the Start menu in Windows 10
Note: After pinning a specific setting to the Start menu, you will also notice that the Pin icon will change, notifying you that the setting is already pinned.
Note two: You can do the same steps for all the settings you want to pin to the Start menu of Windows 10)
The last Windows 10 versions of the operating system also allow you to pin your favorite configuration page to the Start menu simply by right-clicking on the corresponding configuration page. Once you have done that, a Pin to Start quick menu will appear allowing you to configure the respective Settings page in the Start menu.
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 setting Settings on the Start menu. All you need to do is right click on your desktop, select New, then Shortcut. A new window will appear allowing you to select the page you want to add to the shortcut.
Here is the list of the main configuration commands in Windows 10:
|Configuration app page||I send|
|Account info||ms-settings: privacy account information|
ms-settings: network airplane mode
|Battery saving||ms-settings: batterysaver|
|Battery saving settings||ms-settings: batterysaver configuration|
|Battery usage||ms-settings: batterysaver-usedetails|
|Bluetooth||ms setting: bluetooth|
|Calendar||ms-settings: privacy calendar|
|Subtitle||ms-settings: closed access capture facility|
|Connected devices||ms-settings: connected devices|
|Use of data||ms-settings: data usage|
|Date and Time||ms-settings: date and time|
|Mark||ms-settings: dial-up networking|
|Direct access||ms-settings: network-directoccess|
|Display||ms-settings: screen rotation|
|Family and other users||ms-settings: other users|
|For developers||ms-settings: developers|
|High contrast||ms setting: ease of access-high contrast|
|Keyboard||ms-settings: easy keyboard access|
|Lock screen||ms-settings: lock screen|
|Magnifying glass||ms-settings: easy access-magnifying glass|
|Manage Wi-Fi settings||ms-settings: red-wifisettings|
|Messenger service||ms-settings: privacy messages|
|Microphone||ms-settings: privacy microphone|
|Mobile access point||ms-settings: red-mobilehotspot|
|Mouse||ms-settings: easy mouse access|
|Mouse and touchpad||ms-settings: mousetouchpad|
|Storyteller||ms-settings: ease of access-narrator|
|Notifications and actions||ms-settings: notifications|
|Offline maps||ms-settings: maps|
|Optional features||ms-settings: optional features|
|Other devices||ms-settings: privacy-customdevices|
|Other options (ease of access)||ms-settings: easy access to other options|
|Power and sleep||ms-settings: powersleep|
|Proxy||ms configuration: network proxy|
|Region language||ms-settings: regionlanguage|
|Login Options||ms-settings: signinoptions|
|Speaks, inking and typing||ms-settings: privacy-voice type|
|Start||ms-settings: start customization|
|Storage direction||ms-settings: storagesense|
ms-settings: // tabletmode /
|Windows To update||ms-settings: update windows|
|Access to work||ms-settings: workplace|
If you want to unpin the Settings from the Start menu, read the lines below:
- Open the start menu.
- Find the configuration you want to unpin from the list.
- Right-click or Touchez and hold on that setting.
- In the menu that appears, left-click or Touchez the Unpin from Start function.
Note: Another quick way to unpin a configuration is to go back to the Settings window as you did before, click on the configuration you want to unpin and left click or Touchez on the icon displayed next to the search dialog box.
Frequently Asked Questions: Learn more about the Pin option
- How can I fix the home screen?
To do this, simply select the Settings app from the Start menu and hold it while clicking or tapping the Pin on the taskbar or Pin options to start.
- What is the difference between pin to start and pin to taskbar?
The difference between the two is the pin location: the Start menu appears in the left pane when you click the Start button, and the taskbar is the horizontal bar at the bottom of the screen.
- How can I unpin the taskbar?
To do this, type the name of the program you want to remove in the Start menu search box. Select the application by right-clicking on its icon and then click Unpin from the taskbar.
And everything is ready, now you know exactly how to anchor your modern settings located in the Settings application to the Start menu of your Windows 10. If you have any questions about these steps, please feel free to contact the comment section below.
From the editor Note: This post was originally published in July 2018 and has since been renewed and updated in March 2020 for its freshness, precision and comprehensiveness.