Windows 10 System Settings: Configure Display, Multitasking, Storage, etc.

The Settings are a bit differently organized in Windows 10, as we have been seeing. Settings here are organized into various categories, and it has almost every category you will want to change or adjust. In this post, we will see the step by step tutorial of opening and adjusting the System Settings in your Windows 10 PC.

Type ‘Settings’ in the taskbar search bar adjacent to the Windows icon, to open the Settings app. Click on ‘System’ to change and adjust the basic settings in your PC like display, notifications, app& features multitasking, tablet mode, battery saver, power & sleep, storage, and default apps, 10 system settings 1


Here you can adjust the display settings of your PC like adjusting the brightness level or change the size of text, apps, and other items on your PC. You can also detect any nearby display and connect your PC with it. For example, if you have an HD TV at home, you can connect it to your PC via display settings. Click on ‘Connect to a wireless display’ and the PC would start searching for a nearby connectable 10 system settings

Advanced Display settings allow you to identify and connect to a new display to your PC. Just click on Connect to a wireless display and follow the instructions. windows 19 system settings 5

Related settings include:

  1. Color calibration – It helps you improving the color on your display and makes sure that the color you select appears accurately.
  2. ClearType text – Adjust the settings here to improve the readability on your PC by making the words look sharper and clearer.
  3. Advanced sizing of text and other items – This setting lets you change the size of apps and text on your PC if you want.
  4. Display adapter properties – This tab takes you to the Intel HD Graphics Control Panel.

Here, you can also set different Wallpapers on Dual Monitors.

Notifications and Actions

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In this tab, you can turn the notifications On or Off for the selected apps, and you can interact with all your apps and notifications at one place. You can also select which icons which appear on your taskbar and system tray of your PC.  You can also turn the app’s icon On or Off, for Clock, Volume, Power, etc.

Quick Actions

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This tab lets you customize Quick Action Buttons in the notification center. You can customize the order of quick action buttons and select the apps you want to access often. Just click on any action and swap the positions from the drop-down list according to your preferences. For example, if you swap Settings with Wifi, the two will interchange their positions.

Apps and Features windows 19 system settings 8

Here you can check which of your apps and features are installed on your PC. The apps here are sorted by their size by default, but you can sort them according to their name or the install date. Click on any app, and you can uninstall it from your PC. You can also manage optional features here.


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This tab lets you arrange two or more Windows side by side where you can arrange them just by dragging them to the sides or corners of the screen. You can choose which window you want to snap and also adjust the settings to adjust the size automatically. Just drag the window to the corner and leave it to snap it to a quarter size.

Tablet Mode

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These settings are for tablet users. You can make your Windows 10 more touch-friendly by turning the button On and can also set your system settings when you are operating Windows 10 on a touch-friendly device.

Battery Saver

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This tab in the system settings helps you making most out of your device battery. You can limit the background activity on your machine when the battery saver mode is activated, for example, you can stop receiving the calendar updates and email notifications when battery saver is On. You can have it to turn On automatically or can do that manually too. Click on Battery Saver Settings to adjust the settings. Here you can add the apps which you want to run even when the battery saver is turned ON.

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Power and Sleep

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Adjust the Power and Sleep settings for your PC. You can set the Power Off time for both battery and power plugged mode. Similarly, you can adjust the Sleep timings when your PC is on battery or plugged in.


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Check the available storage in your PC Drives and also change and also can set specific locations to save your documents, music, pictures, and videos files.

Offline Maps

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Windows 10 now offers Offline Maps, and you can now download the maps for your offline usage. You can also adjust the settings if you are on metered connections. Turn it to download the maps only when you are on free connection or a Wi-Fi connection with unlimited usage.

Default Apps

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As the name implies, here you can adjust the default apps of your PC. The related settings take you to the control panel where you can set the default apps by file type, by protocol or by defaults by the app.


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Here you can check the details about your system, can join the Azure AD, join Domain and also can rename your PC to a preferred one. Other settings links take you to the privacy settings or the update and security settings of Windows 10.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Jefferson

    Nice article, Anand. Q: have you found a way to change the appearance of the actual windows, within W-10? Upon first glance, the edges are very sharp, the ‘X’ to close a window seems almost lost, or, ‘cutoff’, from the Menu Bar. Prefer a slightly more, ’rounded’ appearance. Thoughts?

  2. I don’t think that can be changed. If I do find a way, will post about it. 🙂

  3. Evan Friedmann

    Thank you for the article. Amongst your screenshots, the one you have for the storage screen shows the “New apps will save to:” option greyed out. This is how my system is as well. I was hoping you could direct me to the proper policy settings to control this functionality?

    Thank you!

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