How to pin settings to the Start screen with Windows 10 Preview build 10041

The latest build of Windows 10 Preview, 10041, lets you pin settings to the Start screen. It's quite simple, and it reminds us of a new feature on Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2, which also lets you pin individual settings to the Start screen. Whenever you are in a settings page like System, Network, or Time & language, take a look at the top right corner. You should see a pin icon. Tapping it creates a shortcut on your Start Screen. Need visual aid? Watch our quick how-to video.

You can go to settings by swiping from the right edge of the screen and tapping 'All Settings.' Tap any of the individual settings until you see the pin icon on the top right corner. If the setting is already pinned to the Start screen, it becomes an unpin icon. Tapping it removes the setting from the Start screen.

There's more to discover with Windows 10 Preview build 10041. Have you installed it on your machine? What setting will you pin to the Start screen? Let us know in the comments!

Thanks for the tip, Michael S.!

Mark Guim

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