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How To Create A Settings Shortcut In Windows 10

In Windows 10, when you open the Settings app by (for example) hitting the Start button and then the Settings Icon via the Start Menu, It allows you to access quite a number of settings and features such as System, Devices, Network & Internet, Personalization, Accounts, Time & Language and more. Wouldn't It be great If you could access It with a simple double-click of the mouse? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a Settings shortcut In Windows 10.

Before I begin, here's what I'm referring to. Navigate to the Start Menu, click on the Start button, and then hit Settings as shown below.

The Settings app will then execute, and depending on the Windows 10 build you currently have Installed, you can then access quite a number of features and options.

If you're anything like myself, whereby you heavily rely on shortcuts for ease of access during your day-to-day computational tasks, then this tutorial Is for you. I will demonstrate how to create a Settings shortcut, thus execute the Settings app with a double-click of the mouse.

The process to create the Settings shortcut Is extremely simple, so without further delay, let's get this tutorial started.

Step One:

Firstly, navigate to your computer's desktop, right-click on a blank area and select New > Shortcut as shown below.

Step Two:

Next, In the Type the location of the Item field, enter the following command.
explorer ms-settings:

Then hit Next to move forward.

Step Three:

Now you need to give your shortcut a name. It can be anything you like. For the purpose of this tutorial, I've named mine Windows 10 Tips Settings. When you've entered yours, click Finish to finalize the process.

Step Four:

I've navigated to my PC's desktop and as you can see, the Settings shortcut has been successfully created. Let's make sure It's functional, by double-clicking It.

Last Step:

As expected, the Settings app has executed. I can now configure and apply settings according to my usability.

Final Thoughts:

Whilst there are quite a few ways to access the Settings app, such as using keyboard shortcuts or (as already mentioned) via the Windows 10 Start Menu, nothing beats the simplicity of a double-click of the mouse. Moreover, you can copy & paste the shortcut to just about any directory you like, hence have It readily available at all times.


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