How to Open Settings app in Windows 11?

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Our growupwindows article will show you several ways to open the Settings app in Windows 11. The Settings app was introduced in Windows 8.1, and Microsoft has improved it a lot in Windows 11.

Windows 11’s Settings app is one of the most crucial tools in controlling how your software and hardware look and behave. In comparison to Windows 10, it is completely redesigned. Windows 11’s Settings app has a lovely design and is easy to use. The left navigation pane has categories, and the right panel has foldable sections that let you control your device in the way you want.

On Windows 11, you can access the Settings app in a number of ways, including:-

  1. Using Keyboard Shortcut
  2. From Start Menu
  3. Through Windows Search
  4. Via Quick Settings
  5. Using the Run command box
  6. Through Windows Terminal, PowerShell, or Command Prompt
  7. Using Desktop Context Menu
  8. Via File Explorer
  9. Through Taskbar

Keyboard Shortcut

If you prefer to use a keyboard shortcut, it will be your first choice to open the Settings app. Just press Windows + I keys simultaneously on your keyboard to open the Settings app.

Alternatively, press Windows + X keys simultaneously from your keyboard to see the Quick Links menu. Then select Settings.

Start Menu

Those Windows users who don’t prefer to use a keyboard shortcut can open Settings from the Start menu. To do that, click on the Start button on the taskbar or press the Windows key from the keyboard. After that, click on the Settings gear icon.

Windows Search

Windows 11 comes with a search button that is fixed on the taskbar. Just click on the Search button or press Windows + S keys simultaneously to open the Windows Search panel. Now, type Settings in the search box. Finally, click on Settings in the search result to open it.

Quick Settings

To access the Settings app from the Quick Settings pane, press Windows + A keys from the keyboard or click on the Quick Settings area in the taskbar (please refer below image). In the Quick Settings pane, click on the Settings gear icon.

Run command box

To open the Settings app through the Run command box, first, you need to open the Run dialog box. For that, press Windows + R keys simultaneously to open the Run dialog box. Then, type ms-settings: in the Run box. After that hit, the Enter key from the keyboard to launch the Settings app.

Windows Terminal, PowerShell, or Command Prompt

Open PowerShell, Command Prompt, or Windows Terminal and type ms-settings: on the prompt. Then, press Enter from the keyboard to open the Settings app.

To open Windows Terminal, right-click on free space on the desktop and select the option Open in Windows Terminal.

 

Using Desktop Context Menu

If you frequently visit the desktop, you can also open the Settings app from the desktop context menu. For that, perform a right-click on a blank area and then click the Personalize option to open the Settings app at the Personalization page.

Via File Explorer

First, open the File Explorer by pressing Windows + E keys simultaneously. Then, in the File Explorer address bar, type ms-settings: and hit the Enter key from the keyboard to open the Settings app on Windows 11.

Through Taskbar

Using this method, you can easily access the Taskbar Settings page in Windows 11. To do that, perform a right-click on the free space on Taskbar and select the Taskbar Settings option.

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