5 Steps to Create a Shortcut to a Windows 10 Settings Page

windows-10-settingsHave you ever wanted to get to a Windows 10 Settings page quickly & easily?

Follow the 5 steps below to create a shortcut to a Windows 10 Setting page:

  1. Right-Click or Tap-Hold a blank area of the desktop or Windows Explorer page.
  2. Select New → Shortcut
  3. In the location field, type the URI of the settings page that you would like to access.
  4. Click [Next]
  5. Give your new shortcut a name and click [Finish]

Do you have any tips that you use to make your day easier? Let us know in the comments!

Below are the ms-settings that can be used:

URI Settings page
Home Page
ms-settings: Landing page for Settings
ms-settings:workplace Access work or school
ms-settings:emailandaccounts Email & app accounts
ms-settings:otherusers Family & other people
ms-settings:signinoptions Sign-in options
ms-settings:sync Sync your settings
ms-settings:yourinfo Your info
ms-settings:appsfeatures Apps & Features
ms-settings:appsforwebsites Apps for websites
ms-settings:defaultapps Default apps
ms-settings:optionalfeatures Apps & features
ms-settings:cortana-language Talk to Cortana
ms-settings:cortana-moredetails More details
ms-settings:cortana-notifications Notifications
ms-settings:usb USB
ms-settings:holographic-audio Audio and speech
ms-settings:autoplay AutoPlay
ms-settings:devices-touchpad Touchpad
ms-settings:pen Pen & Windows Ink
ms-settings:printers Printers & scanners
ms-settings:typing Typing
ms-settings:wheel Wheel
ms-settings:camera Default camera
ms-settings:bluetooth Bluetooth
ms-settings:connecteddevices Connected Devices
ms-settings:mousetouchpad Mouse & touchpad
Ease of Access
ms-settings:easeofaccess-narrator Narrator
ms-settings:easeofaccess-magnifier Magnifier
ms-settings:easeofaccess-highcontrast High contrast
ms-settings:easeofaccess-closedcaptioning Closed captions
ms-settings:easeofaccess-keyboard Keyboard
ms-settings:easeofaccess-mouse Mouse
ms-settings:easeofaccess-otheroptions Other options
ms-settings:extras Extras
ms-settings:gaming-broadcasting Broadcasting
ms-settings:gaming-gamebar Game bar
ms-settings:gaming-gamedvr Game DVR
ms-settings:gaming-gamemode Game Mode
ms-settings:gaming-trueplay TruePlay
ms-settings:gaming-xboxnetworking Xbox Networking
Network & Internet
ms-settings:network-ethernet Ethernet
ms-settings:network-vpn VPN
ms-settings:network-dialup Dial-up
ms-settings:network-directaccess DirectAccess
ms-settings:network-wificalling Wi-Fi Calling
ms-settings:datausage Data usage
ms-settings:network-cellular Cellular & SIM
ms-settings:network-mobilehotspot Mobile hotspot
ms-settings:network-proxy Proxy
ms-settings:network-status Status
ms-settings:network-wifisettings Manage known networks
Network & Wireless
ms-settings:nfctransactions NFC
ms-settings:network-wifi Wi-Fi
ms-settings:network-airplanemode Airplane mode
ms-settings:personalization-start Start
ms-settings:themes Themes
ms-settings:personalization-glance Glance
ms-settings:personalization-navbar Navigation bar
ms-settings:personalization Personalization (category)
ms-settings:personalization-background Background
ms-settings:personalization-colors Colors
ms-settings:sounds Sounds
ms-settings:lockscreen Lock screen
ms-settings:taskbar Task Bar
ms-settings:privacy-appdiagnostics App diagnostics
ms-settings:privacy-notifications Notifications
ms-settings:privacy-tasks Tasks
ms-settings:privacy-general General
ms-settings:privacy-accessoryapps Accessory apps
ms-settings:privacy-advertisingid Advertising ID
ms-settings:privacy-phonecall Phone calls
ms-settings:privacy-location Location
ms-settings:privacy-webcam Camera
ms-settings:privacy-microphone Microphone
ms-settings:privacy-motion Motion
ms-settings:privacy-speechtyping Speech, inking & typing
ms-settings:privacy-accountinfo Account info
ms-settings:privacy-contacts Contacts
ms-settings:privacy-calendar Calendar
ms-settings:privacy-callhistory Call history
ms-settings:privacy-email Email
ms-settings:privacy-messaging Messaging
ms-settings:privacy-radios Radios
ms-settings:privacy-backgroundapps Background Apps
ms-settings:privacy-customdevices Other devices
ms-settings:privacy-feedback Feedback & diagnostics
Surface Hub
ms-settings:surfacehub-accounts Accounts
ms-settings:surfacehub-calling Team Conferencing
ms-settings:surfacehub-devicemanagenent Team device management
ms-settings:surfacehub-sessioncleanup Session cleanup
ms-settings:surfacehub-welcome Welcome screen
ms-settings:crossdevice Shared experiences
ms-settings:display Display
ms-settings:multitasking Multitasking
ms-settings:project Projecting to this PC
ms-settings:tabletmode Tablet mode
ms-settings:taskbar Taskbar
ms-settings:phone-defaultapps Phone
ms-settings:screenrotation Display
ms-settings:notifications Notifications & actions
ms-settings:phone Phone
ms-settings:messaging Messaging
ms-settings:batterysaver Battery Saver
ms-settings:batterysaver-usagedetails Battery use
ms-settings:powersleep Power & sleep
ms-settings:about About
ms-settings:storagesense Storage
ms-settings:storagepolicies Storage Sense
ms-settings:savelocations Default Save Locations
ms-settings:deviceencryption Encryption
ms-settings:maps Offline Maps
Time & Language
ms-settings:dateandtime Date & time
ms-settings:regionlanguage Region & language
ms-settings:speech Speech Language
ms-settings:regionlanguage-chsime-pinyin Pinyin keyboard
ms-settings:regionlanguage-chsime-wubi Wubi input mode
Update & Security
ms-settings:signinoptions-launchfaceenrollment Windows Hello setup
ms-settings:backup Backup
ms-settings:findmydevice Find My Device
ms-settings:windowsinsider Windows Insider Program
ms-settings:windowsupdate Windows Update
ms-settings:windowsupdate-history Windows Update
ms-settings:windowsupdate-options Windows Update
ms-settings:windowsupdate-restartoptions Windows Update
ms-settings:windowsupdate-action Windows Update
ms-settings:activation Activation
ms-settings:recovery Recovery
ms-settings:troubleshoot Troubleshoot
ms-settings:windowsdefender Windows Defender
ms-settings:developers For developers
User Accounts
ms-settings:windowsanywhere Windows Anywhere
ms-settings:workplace-provisioning Provisioning
ms-settings:provisioning Provisioning

Quick Tip: Use netstat To Find What Is Blocking Your Port? Use netstat.

The Windows command below will tell you the PID of the application that is using the port specified:

netstat -aon | find "8080"

Have any tips to share? Let me know in the comments.


Unibar ELS Enterprise Print To File


I’ve been working with DSI quite a bit lately. In doing so, I picked up a little trick when testing label printing using Unibar ELS Enterprise. I found that you can print to a text file by setting up a Printer Destination with a type if FILE.

You may have to manually modify the BC2000.cfg file because the “FILE” printer type is not in the dropdown.

      Logical = PrintTest
      Physical = C:\unibar\PrintTest.txt
      TYPE = FILE

Do you have any tips or tricks for DSI or Unibar? If so, let me know in the comments.

Quick Tip: Decline All Update Packages Using SQL

A quick way to decline all packages that have been marked for deployment on a development client is use SQL:

UPDATE SY900.F98825
SET UPINPKST=40 --Decline

Use case:
Development client has been around for a while. You’ve since deployed many update packages. The developer has neglected to take all the update packages. Something goes wrong and you have to install the latest full package. Well, that full package contains all the code changes from the update packages. So, even though those update packages will show up upon login, they are not required in order to stay current.

Quick Tip: Change A Scheduled Job’s Time Zone Using SQL

SQL Ninja

If you work with multiple time zones, especially if one uses Daylight Saving Time and the other does not, it can be useful to have scheduled jobs setup using the appropriate time zone.

This can be done by creating separate versions of the P91300 – Scheduled Jobs application.

After running with multiple versions of the P91300, you may find it necessary to move or copy a scheduled job from one time zone to the other. Unfortunately, there is no way to do this using the application.

So, not to be denied, I figured out a little SQL that can be used:

UPDATE SY900.F91300 
SET SJTIMEZONES=11 --(UTC+08:00) in UDC H91/TZ

It’s quick. It’s dirty. But… Hey! That’s one of the beautiful things about SQL.