For quick access and ease of use, you can pin any settings app page or section to the start menu. Useful for frequently accessed pages. Here’s how.
Microsoft is working hard to migrate all the control panel options to the new Settings app. There is no doubt that the Settings app is the future. After all, all the options from the control panel are moving to the new settings app slowly but surely.
One thing the Settings app gets right is that it neatly divides all the settings and options into their own little pages. This makes it easy to find what you are looking for. Since the settings are categorized into their own pages, you can pin any Settings app page to the start menu. You can think of it as opening the Control Panel tools with run commands.
As you can guess, pinning the most-used settings page to the start menu gives you quick access and eliminates the need to click through multiple pages to get to the option you want. For instance, I regularly open the Colors page in the Settings app to customize the Windows 10 accent color and even clear recent colors. By pinning that specific page to the start menu, I can access it with one less click. Moreover, it’s just hugely convenient.
So without any more delay, let me show you the steps to pin Settings app pages to the Start menu in Windows 10.
Pin Any Settings App Page to Start Menu on Windows 10
You can pin any section or page of the settings app to the Start menu. Thankfully, though not obvious at first glance, Microsoft made it really easy to pin the Settings app pages.
1. Open the Settings app. You can do that by searching for it in the Start menu or by pressing the keyboard shortcut Win + I.
2. To pin an entire section from the main Settings app screen, right-click on the section and select the “Pin to Start” option. For example, I want to pin the System section to the Start menu. So, I right-clicked on it and selected the “Pin to Start” option.
3. Windows will show a confirmation prompt. Click on the Yes button to continue.
4. To pin a specific Settings sub-page, go to that page, right-click on the page/tab name on the sidebar and select “Pin to Start“. In my case, I’m pinning the Colors page.
5. Windows will show a confirmation prompt. Click on the Yes button to continue.
Once pinned, this is how it looks like in the start menu. You can resize the tile by right-clicking and selecting the “Resize” option.
If you have multiple Settings pages pinned to the start menu, you can group all of them in a single folder. To do that, drag and drop one on top of the other. This is very useful in terms of proper organization of settings app page tile items in the start menu.
I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible. If you like this article, I recommend you check out how to keep a window always on top. This tip will be very helpful in your daily activities.