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Windows 10 – Modify Settings Page

Windows 10 1803 Settings Page

The “Windows Settings” will replace the “Control Panel” in future Windows releases. Until version 1703 there were no possibilities to modify the standard view of the “Windows Settings”. Since Windows 10 1703 it is possible to modify the Windows settings menu similar to control panel settings.

Group Policy Setting: Settings Page Visibility

Microsoft added a group policy settings called “Settings Page Visibility“. This setting is only available as “Computer Configuration” and can’t be configured for “User Configuration”.

Computer Configuration –> Administrative Templates –> Control Panel –> Settings Page Visibility

This policy has two modes: it can either specify a list of setting pages to show or a list of pages to hide. As an example we will hide “Gaming” settings.

Result:

hide:gaming-gamebar;gaming-gamedvr;gaming-broadcasting;gaming-gamemode;gaming-trueplay;gaming-xboxnetworking;quietmomentsgame

Result:

showonly:gaming-gamebar;gaming-gamedvr;gaming-broadcasting;gaming-gamemode;gaming-trueplay;gaming-xboxnetworking;quietmomentsgame
It is important to know that you can only hide main page settings like “Gaming” or “Update & Security”  when you disable the corresponding sub pages. The other way round displaying a sub page setting will automatically activate the corresponding main page button. Thats why I prever using the showonly option in enterprise environments. The settings page is under heavy construction by Microsoft and you’ll never know what will be changed by Microsoft by the next release upgrade.

So where do you get the configuration settings?

Microsoft provides a “ms-settings: URI scheme reference” page. There you can get all configuration items to show or hide setting page buttons: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/launch-resume/launch-settings-app 

 

Tested with Windows 10 (SAC)

  • 1803
  • 1709
  • 1703

Keep in mind that for every Windows 10 Release some settings were added or removed. Always check your configuration after any Windows 10 Release Upgrade especially when you are using the hide option.

Windows 10 1803 Settings - URI Commands

Settings PageURI Command
Windows Settingsms-settings:
System
Displayms-settings:display
- Night lightms-settings:nightlight
- Connect to a wireless displayms-settings-connectabledevices:devicediscovery
Soundms-settings:sound
Notifications & actionsms-settings:notifications
Quiet hoursms-settings:quiethours
Power & sleepms-settings:powersleep
Batteryms-settings:batterysaver
- Battery usage by appms-settings:batterysaver-usagedetails
- Battery Saver settingsms-settings:batterysaver
Storagems-settings:storagesense
- Save locationsms-settings:savelocations
- Change how we free up spacems-settings:storagepolicies
Tablet modems-settings:tabletmode
Multitaskingms-settings:multitasking
Projecting to this PCms-settings:project
Shared experiencesms-settings:crossdevice
Remote Desktopms-settings:remotedesktop
Aboutms-settings:about
Devices
Bluetooth & other devicesms-settings:bluetooth
Printers & scannersms-settings:printers
Mousems-settings:mousetouchpad
Touchpadms-settings:devices-touchpad
Typingms-settings:typing
Pen & Windows Inkms-settings:pen
AutoPlayms-settings:autoplay
USBms-settings:usb
Phone
Phonems-settings:mobile-devices
- Add a phonems-settings:mobile-devices-addphone
Network & Internet
Statusms-settings:network-status
Cellular & SIMms-settings:network-cellular
Wi-Fims-settings:network-wifi
- Show available networks ms-availablenetworks:
- Manage known networksms-settings:network-wifisettings
Wi-Fi Callingms-settings:network-wificalling
Ethernetms-settings:network-ethernet
Dial-upms-settings:network-dialup
VPNms-settings:network-vpn
Airplane modems-settings:network-airplanemode
Mobile hotspotms-settings:network-mobilehotspot
Data usagems-settings:datausage
Proxyms-settings:network-proxy
Personalization
Backgroundms-settings:personalization-background
Colorsms-settings:colors
Lock screenms-settings:lockscreen
Themesms-settings:themes
Fontsms-settings:fonts
Startms-settings:personalization-start
Taskbarms-settings:taskbar
Apps
Apps & featuresms-settings:appsfeatures
- Manage optional featuresms-settings:optionalfeatures
Default appsms-settings:defaultapps
Offline mapsms-settings:maps
Apps for websitesms-settings:appsforwebsites
Video playbackms-settings:videoplayback
Startupms-settings:startupapps
Accounts
Your infoms-settings:yourinfo
Email & app accountsms-settings:emailandaccounts
Sign-in optionsms-settings:signinoptions
- Windows Helloms-settings:signinoptions-launchfaceenrollment
Access work or schoolms-settings:workplace
Family & other peoplems-settings:otherusers
Sync your settingsms-settings:sync
Time & language
Date & timems-settings:dateandtime
Region & languagems-settings:regionlanguage
Speechms-settings:speech
Gaming
Game barms-settings:gaming-gamebar
Game DVRms-settings:gaming-gamedvr
Broadcastingms-settings:gaming-broadcasting
Game Modems-settings:gaming-gamemode
TruePlayms-settings:gaming-trueplay
Xbox Networkingms-settings:gaming-xboxnetworking
Ease of Access
Displayms-settings:easeofaccess-display
Cursor & pointer size?
Magnifierms-settings:easeofaccess-magnifier
Colour filters?
High Contrastms-settings:easeofaccess-highcontrast
Narratorms-settings:easeofaccess-narrator
Audioms-settings:easeofaccess-audio
Closed captionsms-settings:easeofaccess-closedcaptioning
Speech ms-settings:easeofaccess-speechrecognition
Keyboardms-settings:easeofaccess-keyboard
Mousems-settings:easeofaccess-mouse
Eye Control (beta)ms-settings:easeofaccess-eyegaze
Privacy
Generalms-settings:privacy
Speech, inking, & typingms-settings:privacy-speechtyping
Diagnostics & feedbackms-settings:privacy-feedback
Activity historyms-settings:privacy-activityhistory
Locationms-settings:privacy-location
Camerams-settings:privacy-webcam
Microphonems-settings:privacy-microphone
Notificationsms-settings:privacy-notifications
Account infoms-settings:privacy-accountinfo
Contactsms-settings:privacy-contacts
Calendarms-settings:privacy-calendar
Call historyms-settings:privacy-callhistory
Emailms-settings:privacy-email
Tasksms-settings:privacy-tasks
Messagingms-settings:privacy-messaging
Radiosms-settings:privacy-radios
Other devicesms-settings:privacy-customdevices
Background appsms-settings:privacy-backgroundapps
App diagnosticsms-settings:privacy-appdiagnostics
Automatic file downloadsms-settings:privacy-automaticfiledownloads
Documentsms-settings:privacy-documents
Picturesms-settings:privacy-pictures
Videosms-settings:privacy-videos
File systemms-settings:privacy-broadfilesystemaccess
Update & security
Windows Updatems-settings:windowsupdate
- Check for updatesms-settings:windowsupdate-action
- Update historyms-settings:windowsupdate-history
- Restart optionsms-settings:windowsupdate-restartoptions
- Advanced optionsms-settings:windowsupdate-options
-- Delivery Optimizationms-settings:delivery-optimization
Windows Security ms-settings:windowsdefender
- Open Windows Defender Security Centerwindowsdefender:
Backupms-settings:backup
Troubleshootms-settings:troubleshoot
Recoveryms-settings:recovery
Activationms-settings:activation
Find My Devicems-settings:findmydevice
For developersms-settings:developers
Windows Insider Programms-settings:windowsinsider
Mixed reality
Mixed realityms-settings:holographic
MS Documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/launch-resume/launch-settings-app

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