How to Access the Windows 10 Settings Screen

By Peter Weverka

The Windows 10 Settings screen is packed full of lots of goodies. Anytime you need to modify your device’s settings, this is where you will start. To access the Settings screen, follow these simple steps:

  1. Starting on the desktop, click or tap the Start button.
  2. Choose Settings on the Start menu.

    You can click or tap the Options button at the top of the Start menu to enlarge the menu and make it easier to read.

    The Settings screen appears. The Settings screen is the starting point for changing the settings here, there, and everywhere on your computer.

  3. One at a time, select each icon in the Settings screen, starting with System, to see the options available.

    Select the Back button (the square with the left-pointing arrow, located in the upper-left corner of the screen) to return to the Settings screen.

  4. On the Settings screen, enter the word printer in the Find a Setting box (located at the top of the screen).

    As soon as you enter the word, the Settings screen shows you a list of settings that pertain to printers. You can select a setting on the list to open the dialog box where the setting is located.

Windows 10 offers many different settings. Locating them can be a chore. Often the easiest way to find a setting is to enter its name in the Find a Setting box on the Settings screen.