I want to programmatically do what is done when I click "Open" in this screenshot, on Windows 10: image

I want to, in order to create a shortcut for this action.

I know I can use the ms-settings:taskbar URI to reach the Taskbar section of Windows' Integrated Settings. That gets me close, but it's not the same as clicking "Open" from Cortana's search results.

How can I?

  • Doesn't seem possible. – harrymc Mar 24 at 20:00
  • @harrymc because? – Unknow0059 Mar 24 at 20:56
  • I listed the reasons below. – harrymc Mar 25 at 7:42

Negative answer : Not possible, unless using a keyboard macro product such as AutoHotkey.

The reasons are:

  • The Microsoft article ms-settings: URI scheme reference has no ms-settings parameter for this page.

  • This page cannot be called by a shortcut as its command-line, as found using Process Explorer, does not work from CMD, and only works inside the environment of the Settings app:

    "C:\Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel\SystemSettings.exe" -ServerName:microsoft.windows.immersivecontrolpanel
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