Simple How To Open Settings In Windows 10The PC configuration, first introduced with Windows 8, has been renamed as a configuration in Windows 10. Microsoft has completely revised the configuration application to make it easier to use and include new configurations.
While the classic Control Panel still exists in Windows 10 and we need to navigate to the Control Panel to access some settings, most of the settings can be found in the Settings application. In fact, many of the newly added settings and options are available only in the Settings application.
Settings to customize the Start menu or screen, the lock screen and many other options are only available in the Settings application. In addition, the Settings application allows you to pin your favorite settings or settings that you need to access very often in the Start menu or screen.
The design language of the Configuration application goes very well with the general design of Windows 10. All configurations and options have been placed in nine different categories: System, Devices, Network and Internet, Personalization, Accounts, Time and language, Ease Access, Privacy and Update and security. Browse to the category to see subcategories.
In fact, in many ways, the Settings application is much easier to use and navigate than the classic Control Panel.
Although the Settings application icon is anchored to the left of the Start menu or the default screen for quick access, some of the lesser known ways to open the Settings application in Windows 10 are detailed below.
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Open configuration with keyboard shortcut
This is the easiest way to start the Settings application in Windows 10.
Step 1: Press simultaneously Windows logo Y I keys (Windows + I) to quickly open the settings in Windows 10.
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Open Windows 10 settings from Start
Step 1: Reveal the Start menu or screen by pressing the Windows logo key or by clicking (tap if it is on a touch device) on the Start button on the far left of the taskbar.
Step 2: On the left side of the Start, simply click or tap the Configurations icon to start it.
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Start the configuration application from the search
Step 1: Open the menu or the Start screen.
Step 2: In the search box (which can be accessed quickly by pressing Windows + C), type Configurations and then press the Enter key.
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Quickly open the Customization section of Settings
Step 1: Right click on the desktop to open the desktop context menu.
Step 2: Click or tap Personalize option to open the configuration customization section.
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Open the Settings application from the Activity Center
Step 1: Click on the Activity Center icon on the taskbar and then click on the All Settings tile to open the Settings.
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Pin Settings application on the taskbar for quick access
Step 1: Start the Start menu or screen by clicking the Start button (Windows icon) on the taskbar or by pressing the Windows logo key on the keyboard.
Step 2: Right click on the Configurations icon in the Start menu / screen, and then click Pin to the taskbar option. That’s!
If you have problems opening the Configuration, see our Configuration that does not open in the Windows 10 guide.