Microsoft is pulling control panel in favor of settings app – report

Microsoft is pulling control panel in favor of settings app – report

Microsoft is looking to move Windows 10 users from the normal Control Panel to the Settings app. According to a report, Microsoft had plans to redirect users to the Settings app when they visit system settings through Control Panel in preview builds from earlier this year, and now the latest Windows 10 October update. 2020 has made it official. It also states that future Windows 10 updates will also stop opening pages in Control Panel and use the Modern Settings app instead.

the Windows 10 October 2020 Update it comes with the 2009 version and is not yet available to all users. It brings a number of changes to Windows 10, including migrating users from the Control Panel to the Windows Settings app. A report by Windows Latest indicates that the System page of the Control Panel no longer displays system information in the Control Panel window. Instead, it takes users to the About page in the Settings app. The update also allows users to copy the information available on the About page.

In a separate report, the publication notes that in the latest preliminary versions, Microsoft has removed the ability to right-click within File Explorer and open the now-removed System page from Control Panel. CLSID-based IDs and third-party applications have also been blocked and users will not be able to start the Control Panel System applet using Open Shell and Classic Shell.

It goes on to claim that Microsoft is testing a flag that will take users who access the “Programs and Features” page in Control Panel to the Applications and Features page in the Modern Settings app. Microsoft is also likely to remove other pages from the Control Panel with future Windows 10 updates. Microsoft’s explanation for this is that the Settings app already has the functionality that these retired Control Panel applets bring, according to the report.


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