General Create Shortcuts to Open Pages in Settings in Windows 11

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Microsoft designed Settings to be beautiful, easy to use and inclusive of all your Microsoft experiences in Windows 11. Settings has left-handed navigation that persists between pages, and Microsoft has added breadcrumbs as you navigate deeper into Settings to help you know where you are and not lose your place. Settings pages are also all new, with new hero controls at the top that highlight key information and frequently used settings for you to adjust as you need. These new hero controls span across several category pages like System, Bluetooth & devices, Network & Internet, Personalization, Accounts, and Windows Update. Microsoft also have added expandable boxes for pages with a lot of settings.

Almost every Settings page has its own URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) that allows you to directly open any Setting page from command line, Run (Win+R) dialog, address bar of File Explorer, address bar of web browser, and in scripts (ex: .bat). You can also use these URI commands to create shortcuts.

This tutorial will provide you with a list of ms-settings URI commands to directly open or create shortcuts for any Settings page in Windows 11.

To use the URI commands to open Settings pages from command line or script (ex: .bat), you would need to add the Start command with a space after it in front of the URI command in the table below.

For example, you would use the command below to directly open the Windows Update page in Settings from command line or script:

Start ms-settings:windowsupdate

For example, you would use the command below to directly open the Windows Update page in Settings from Run or to create new shortcut:

ms-settings:windowsupdate



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CategorySettings pageURI Command
Systemms-settings:system
Displayms-settings:display
Connect to a wireless display​
ms-settings-connectabledevices:devicediscovery
Night light​
ms-settings:nightlight
Scale​
ms-settings:display-advanced
Graphics​
ms-settings:display-advancedgraphics
Soundms-settings:sound
All sound devices​
ms-settings:sound-devices
Volume mixer​
ms-settings:apps-volume
Choose your sound defaults for AR/VR experiences​
ms-settings:holographic-audio
Notificationsms-settings:notifications
Focus assistms-settings:quiethours
During these times​
ms-settings:quietmomentsscheduled
When I'm duplicating my display​
ms-settings:quietmomentspresentation
When I'm playing a game​
ms-settings:quietmomentsgame
Power & batteryms-settings:powersleep
Storagems-settings:storagesense
Storage Sense​
ms-settings:storagepolicies
Where new content is saved​
ms-settings:savelocations
Nearby sharing
Multitaskingms-settings:multitasking
Activationms-settings:activation
Troubleshootms-settings:troubleshoot
Recoveryms-settings:recovery
Projecting to this PCms-settings:project
Remote Desktopms-settings:remotedesktop
Clipboardms-settings:clipboard
Aboutms-settings:about
Bluetooth & devices
Devicesms-settings:bluetooth
ms-settings:connecteddevices
Printers & scannersms-settings:printers
Your Phonems-settings:mobile-devices
Camerasms-settings:camera
Mousems-settings:mousetouchpad
Touchpadms-settings:devices-touchpad
Touchms-settings:devices-touch
Pen & Windows Inkms-settings:pen
AutoPlayms-settings:autoplay
USBms-settings:usb
Network & internetms-settings:network
Wi-Fims-settings:network-wifi
Cellularms-settings:network-cellular
Ethernetms-settings:network-ethernet
VPNms-settings:network-vpn
Mobile hotspotms-settings:network-mobilehotspot
Airplane modems-settings:network-airplanemode
Proxyms-settings:network-proxy
Dial-upms-settings:network-dialup
Advanced network settings
Personalizationms-settings:personalization
Backgroundms-settings:personalization-background
Colorsms-settings:personalization-colors
ms-settings:colors
Themesms-settings:themes
Lock screenms-settings:lockscreen
Touch keyboardms-settings:personalization-touchkeyboard
Startms-settings:personalization-start
Folders​
ms-settings:personalization-start-places
Taskbarms-settings:taskbar
Fontsms-settings:fonts
Device usagems-settings:deviceusage
Apps
Apps & featuresms-settings:appsfeatures
Default appsms-settings:defaultapps
Offline mapsms-settings:maps
Download maps​
ms-settings:maps-downloadmaps
Optional features
Apps for websitesms-settings:appsforwebsites
Video playbackms-settings:videoplayback
Startupms-settings:startupapps
Accountsms-settings:accounts
Your infoms-settings:yourinfo
Email & accountsms-settings:emailandaccounts
Sign-in optionsms-settings:signinoptions
Windows Hello face setup or improve recognition​
ms-settings:signinoptions-launchfaceenrollment
Windows Hello fingerprint setup​
ms-settings:signinoptions-launchfingerprintenrollment
Manage Security Key​
ms-settings:signinoptions-launchsecuritykeyenrollment
Dynamic Lock​
ms-settings:signinoptions-dynamiclock
Family & other usersms-settings:eek:therusers
Windows Backupms-settings:backup
Access work or schoolms-settings:workplace
Time and language
Date & timems-settings:dateandtime
Language & regionms-settings:regionlanguage
Typingms-settings:typing
Show text suggestions when typing on the physical keyboard​
ms-settings:devicestyping-hwkbtextsuggestions
Speechms-settings:speech
Gaming
Xbox Game Barms-settings:gaming-gamebar
Capturesms-settings:gaming-gamedvr
Game Modems-settings:gaming-gamemode
Accessibilityms-settings:easeofaccess
Vision
Text sizems-settings:easeofaccess-display
Visual effectsms-settings:easeofaccess-visualeffects
Mouse pointer and touchms-settings:easeofaccess-mousepointer
Text cursorms-settings:easeofaccess-cursor
Magnifierms-settings:easeofaccess-magnifier
Color filtersms-settings:easeofaccess-colorfilter
Contrast themesms-settings:easeofaccess-highcontrast
Narratorms-settings:easeofaccess-narrator
Hearing
Audioms-settings:easeofaccess-audio
Captionsms-settings:easeofaccess-closedcaptioning
Interaction
Speechms-settings:easeofaccess-speechrecognition
Keyboardms-settings:easeofaccess-keyboard
Mousems-settings:easeofaccess-mouse
Eye controlms-settings:easeofaccess-eyecontrol
Privacy & securityms-settings:privacy
Security
Windows Securityms-settings:windowsdefender
Find my devicems-settings:findmydevice
Device encryptionms-settings:deviceencryption
For developersms-settings:developers
Windows Permissions
Generalms-settings:privacy
Speechms-settings:privacy-speech
Inking & typing personalizationms-settings:privacy-speechtyping
Diagnostics & feedbackms-settings:privacy-feedback
View diagnostic data​
ms-settings:privacy-feedback-telemetryviewergroup
Activity historyms-settings:privacy-activityhistory
Search permissionsms-settings:search-permissions
Searching Windowsms-settings:cortana-windowssearch
App permissions
Locationms-settings:privacy-location
Camerams-settings:privacy-webcam
Microphonems-settings:privacy-microphone
Voice activationms-settings:privacy-voiceactivation
Notificationsms-settings:privacy-notifications
Account infoms-settings:privacy-accountinfo
Contactsms-settings:privacy-contacts
Calendarms-settings:privacy-calendar
Phone callsms-settings:privacy-phonecalls
Call historyms-settings:privacy-callhistory
Emailms-settings:privacy-email
Tasksms-settings:privacy-tasks
Messagingms-settings:privacy-messaging
Radiosms-settings:privacy-radios
Other devicesms-settings:privacy-customdevices
App diagnosticsms-settings:privacy-appdiagnostics
Automatic file downloadsms-settings:privacy-automaticfiledownloads
Documentsms-settings:privacy-documents
Downloads folderms-settings:privacy-downloadsfolder
Music libraryms-settings:privacy-musiclibrary
Picturesms-settings:privacy-pictures
Videosms-settings:privacy-documents
File systemms-settings:privacy-broadfilesystemaccess
Screenshot borders
Screenshots and apps
Windows Updatems-settings:windowsupdate
Update historyms-settings:windowsupdate-history
Advanced optionsms-settings:windowsupdate-options
Optional updates​
ms-settings:windowsupdate-optionalupdates
Windows Insider Programms-settings:windowsinsider
Mixed realityms-settings:holographic
Audio & speechms-settings:holographic-audio
Startup & desktop
Environmentms-settings:privacy-holographic-environment
Headset displayms-settings:holographic-headset
Uninstallms-settings:holographic-management


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