The familiar Control Panel settings have been clubbed together in Windows 10 as Settings (keyboard shortcut : Windows key + I).Â (A list of useful Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts can be found here.)
These settings can be accessed quickly if needed. To do this, open Run box (Windows key + R) and enter the shortcut path.
There is an easier way too, simply create desktop shortcuts for all these system settings and not having to remember the commands every time.
A list of most common Windows 10 settings shortcuts with their functions are compiled below :
|Windows Update settings
|Displays system info
|Windows Defender settings
|Settings for connected devices
|Changing background, wallpapers, themes etc
|Battery saver settings
|Windows Recovery related settings
|For managing default apps or changing them
|Network settings (ethernet, wi-fi, VPN)
|Bluetooth and other devices settings
So to create any of these shortcuts, right click and choose New > Shortcut.
So to make a shortcut to Windows Update, point the shortcut path to ms-settings:windowsupdate .
Hit Next and rename the shortcut as something identifiable.
Click Finish to save the changes.
From now on, Windows Update settings (or any of the other system settings) can be directly accessed from the desktop.