How to open specific Settings pages in Windows 10 with ‘ms-settings’ commands

Here is the list of URIs to access specific pages inside the Settings app in Windows 10.

Windows 10 ms-settings URI list

Here is how you can access a specific Settings page directly using URIs in the Run command. In Windows 10, Microsoft is adding a significant number of changes and finally moving away from the Control Panel in favor of the new Settings app, which is a more consistent feature that houses a lot of the classic settings and works in the same way across devices and even with phones.

Almost all the Settings sections have a unique link called “URI”, which stands for “Uniform Resource Identifier”. Basically, it allows users to open any Settings page directly using a particular command that is much easier to remember.

Below you’ll find a list compiled by WinAero that anyone can use in Windows 10 using the Run command (Windows Key + R).

Settings app pageCommand (URI)
Battery Saverms-settings:batterysaver
Battery Saverms-settings:batterysaver-settings
Battery Saver Settingsms-settings:batterysaver-usagedetails
Bluetoothms-settings:bluetooth
Colorsms-settings:colors
Data Usagems-settings:datausage
Date and Time
ms-settings:dateandtime
Closed Captioningms-settings:easeofaccess-closedcaptioning
High Contrastms-settings:easeofaccess-highcontrast
Magnifierms-settings:easeofaccess-magnifier
Narratorms-settings:easeofaccess-narrator
Keyboardms-settings:easeofaccess-keyboard
Mousems-settings:easeofaccess-mouse
Other options (Ease of Access)ms-settings:easeofaccess-otheroptions
Lockscreenms-settings:lockscreen
Offline mapsms-settings:maps
Airplane modems-settings:network-airplanemode
Proxy
ms-settings:network-proxy
VPNms-settings:network-vpn
Notifications & actionsms-settings:notifications
Account infoms-settings:privacy-accountinfo
Calendarms-settings:privacy-calendar
Contactsms-settings:privacy-contacts
Other Devicesms-settings:privacy-customdevices
Feedbackms-settings:privacy-feedback
Locationms-settings:privacy-location
Messagingms-settings:privacy-messaging
Motionms-settings:privacy-motion
Radiosms-settings:privacy-radios
Speech, inking, & typingms-settings:privacy-speechtyping
Camerams-settings:privacy-webcam
Region & languagems-settings:regionlanguage
Speechms-settings:speech
Windows Updatems-settings:windowsupdate
Work accessms-settings:workplace
Connected devicesms-settings:connecteddevices
For developersms-settings:developers
Displayms-settings:display
Mouse & touchpadms-settings:mousetouchpad
Cellularms-settings:network-cellular
Dial-upms-settings:network-dialup
DirectAccessms-settings:network-directaccess
Ethernetms-settings:network-ethernet
Mobile hotspotms-settings:network-mobilehotspot
Wi-Fims-settings:network-wifi
Manage Wi-Fi Settingsms-settings:network-wifisettings
Optional featuresms-settings:optionalfeatures
Family & other usersms-settings:otherusers
Personalizationms-settings:personalization
Backgroundsms-settings:personalization-background
Colorsms-settings:personalization-colors
Startms-settings:personalization-start
Power & Sleepms-settings:powersleep
Proximityms-settings:proximity
Displayms-settings:screenrotation
Sign-in optionsms-settings:signinoptions
Storage Sensems-settings:storagesense
Themesms-settings:themes
Typingms-settings:typing
Tablet movems-settings://tabletmode/
Privacyms-settings:privacy
Microphonems-settings:privacy-microphone
Note: At this time there is not a URI for Windows Defender.

Although, this is a great geeky way to access specific Settings pages, you can always do a quick search in Cortana to access specific settings.

Cortana search for Settings

For example, you can type “Data Usage” in the search box and the Settings app will open right inside Network & Internet / Data usage, which is far easier.