We’ll show you how to get the contents of the “Settings” such as “System”, “Devices” and more as live tiles into the Windows Start menu.
Shortcuts to settings in the start menu and on the desktop
In Windows 10 you can get the contents of the “Settings” such as “System”, “Devices” and more as live tiles in the start menu and thus make them accessible more quickly. To do this, click on it with the right mouse button and select “Pin to ‘Start’”. This even works with the individual registers in the “Settings”, for example with “System -› Sound ”.
This is no longer possible in Windows 11. Right-clicking on a setting does nothing. However, you can at least place the individual options as shortcuts on the desktop. To do this, you need the ms-settings commands, which can be used to specifically control the settings and which are presented in detail in an online adviser. A full list of commands can be found on the Microsoft website.
In Windows 10, you could still right-click individual settings as a tile in the start menu. Unfortunately, this is no longer possible in the 11 version.
In order to be able to access the sound settings in Windows 11, for example, via an icon, click with the right mouse button on an empty area of the desktop and select “New -› Shortcut “. Then enter ms-settings: sound as the storage location and click on “Next”. Give the link a meaningful name and confirm with “Finish”.
You can also customize the icon by clicking the new link with the right mouse button, then going to “Properties” and there clicking on “Other symbol”. Find a suitable icon, mark it and close all windows with “OK”.
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