If you find you’re accessing the same settings over and over in Windows 10, you can add these settings to the Start menu as tiles for quick and easy access. We’ll show you how to do this.

To pin a settings screen to the Start menu, open the Start menu and click “Settings”.

Click on a settings category, such as “Update & Security”.

On the screen for that settings category, a list of subcategories display on the left. To add a setting to the Start menu, right-click on the setting in the list and select “Pin to Start”.

The setting is added to the bottom of the tiles on the right side of the Start menu, along with programs you’ve installed.

Note that Microsoft changed the way you pin settings to the Start menu from previous builds. There used to be a thumbtack to the left of the search box on each settings screen that allowed you to pin the setting to the Start menu.

You can also customize the Start menu in several other ways.

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