Updated: 10/30/2017 by Computer Hope

Settings may refer to any of the following:

1. In general, a setting is an adjustment or value in a software program or on a hardware device that adjusts it to the user's preference. For example, you may have a hard time seeing small fonts, so you change the font setting to a larger font size.

2. Window Settings is a section of Windows first introduced in Windows 8. It allows users to adjust the system settings of their computer and was designed as a replacement for the Control Panel. Below is an example of the Windows Settings window in Microsoft Windows 10 with the Creators Update.

Windows Settings

How to open the Windows Settings

To open the Windows Settings follow either of the steps below depending on your version of Windows.

  1. Click Start or get to the Windows Start Screen.
  2. Type Settings and press Enter or click on the Settings icon.

If you have Windows 10 with all of the latest updates, you can also find Settings on the left side of the Start menu as a small gear icon.

Control Panel, Option, Preference, Set, Software terms