In Windows 7 I could search for a settings page like "Programs and Features" or "Device Manager" in the start menu and then right-click it to pin it to the start menu. In Windows 10 I can only pin the settings app to the start menu but not the specific pages. Is there another way?


If you want to pin pages from the modern Settings app to the start menu, that's quite easy: Just right click on an entry on the left hand side and click "Pin to start": Modern settings app

With "Programs and features" it's almost as easy as with the modern settings app: Search for it in the desktop control panel, right-click it and click "Pin to start": Programs and features (control panel)
With the device manager it's a bit more complicated. First, you have to find the file . C:\Windows\System32\devmgmt.msc. Right-click on it and choose "Pin to start". This will create a start menu tile with the ugly name "devmgmt". To change this, right-click on the tile, choose "Open file path" and change the shortcut's name to something nicer (e.g. "Device manager").
It's important that (in the control panel) "Pin to start" or "Create shortcut" will only appear, if the desired setting appears in a big font (like "Programme und Features" [german for "Programs and features] and "Geräte-Manager" [german for "Device manager"] on the screenshots do).

  • After I created a shortcut to the devices manager, there is no "Pin to start" entry in the context menu of the desktop shortcut. – Kirill Rakhman Aug 3 '15 at 11:41
  • @cypressious Yes, you were right. I changed the instructions, now they should work properly. – sigalor Aug 3 '15 at 11:56
  • Great, thanks! I'm accepting this answer, because it answers the original question. – Kirill Rakhman Aug 3 '15 at 13:46

There's an easier way. Simply right-click the Start button:

Power user menu screenshot

  • That's awesome! The right-click menu quickly becomes my favorite new feature. – Kirill Rakhman Aug 3 '15 at 11:25
  • I've accepted the other answer, because it answers the original question. Your tip is great, nevertheless. – Kirill Rakhman Aug 3 '15 at 13:47

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