Windows 10 Settings

In this blog we will explain how to Access Windows 10 Settings and Control Panel · In desktop mode, click Start, and you’ll see Settings in the lower left corner of the menu.

Being able to change the Windows 10 settings that govern the way your computer or device works is important in any operating system. Windows 10 is no different, and its settings app continues to receive new updates, making it easier that ever to find a setting and to set up everything according to your preferences.

Microsoft is gradually phasing out what used to be is Windows control panel. The Windows 10 settings app under the Start Menu is more simplified and easy to use.

A lot of Windows 10 settings have been moved to the new interface. So There is a single user experience across desktops, laptops, tablets and phones.

To access the Windows 10 Settings app, click on the start menu, then select settings. But for a previous Windows user who prefers to use the old “Control Panel”, or need a feature not available in the new windows 10 settings app, you can go through the Quick Access Menu. To access the Quick Access Menu requires you to right-click on the start button.This will display the quick access menu list with the control panel option for you to click on.

The following are categories under the settings app:


Windows 10 Settings that let you change the display and sound options, configure notifications and manage power options.


Windows 10 Settings that give you control over the devices connected to your computer, including Bluetooth devices, printers, scanners, the mouse, and the keyboard.


Windows 10 Settings that give you access to the content on your mobile device.

Network & Internet-

Windows 10 Settings that allow you to configure your Ethernet and wireless adapters, proxies, VPN, and everything related to the way connect to the Internet.


Settings that let you customize Windows 10 overall look, including colors used, Background, Lock screen, Themes, Taskbar and Start Menu.


Settings related to the apps available on your Windows 10 or device.


Settings that control the accounts used on your Windows 10 computer or device, sign-in option, and syncing.

Time & Language-

Settings that let you change the date , time, region, language and speech options.


Settings that control your gaming experience and how you share it with others.

Ease of Access-

Settings that are meant to enhance or change the way you interact with your Windows 10 computer or device.


Settings that let you modify how Windows 10 Searches for files.


Settings that let you control permissions for Windows 10 and apps, including the information they can access and use.

Update & Security-

Settings that manage Windows 10 updates, as well as backup and recovery options.

Microsoft did its best to organize the settings app, a search feature was also added to the settings app.

When opening settings, a large ” Finding a setting” field is displayed at the top, in the middle of the windows. Start typing keyboards for the setting you are looking for inside the ” Find a setting” field. The Settings app will suggest matching settings, which you can click on, to take you straight to it.

The Power Button

When you click on the power button, additional option will pop-up, which includes Sleep, Shut down and restart.

  • Sleep puts your Computer in a low-power state so you can quickly resume where you left off. All your running appellations will be right where you left them once you make up your computer form sleep. It uses less battery, but not as much as when it is turned on. Once you press a key or move your mouse, it will wale up as long as you are not having issues with Sleep Mode.
  • Shut Down closes all your open programs, shuts down the Windows, and then turns off your computer. Since it’s completely shut off, you can unplug then power cord from your computer.
  • Restart shuts down Windows and your computer, then starts them back up again. You will often have to restart after installing or uninstalling software or updates, and it fixes all kinds of issues too.
  • Hibernate uses less power than sleep and when you start up the PC again, you’re back to where you left off.

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