Microsoft Is Retiring Control Panel in Favour of Settings App: Report

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Microsoft is trying to shift Windows 10 customers from the normal Control Panel to the Settings app. According to a report, Microsoft had plans to redirect customers to the Settings app after they visited System settings via the Control Panel in preview builds from earlier this yr, and now the newest Windows 10 October 2020 upgrade has made it official. It also states that future Windows 10 updates may even cease opening pages within the Control Panel and use the trendy Settings app as a substitute.

The Windows 10 October 2020 upgrade comes with model 2009 and isn’t accessible to all customers as of but. It brings a number of modifications to Windows 10, together with migrating customers from the Control Panel to the Windows Settings app. A report by Windows Latest states that the System web page in Control Panel now not exhibits system info within the Control Panel window. Instead, it takes customers to the About web page within the Settings app. The upgrade also permits customers to repeat info accessible on the About web page.

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In a separate report, the publication factors out that within the newest preview builds, Microsoft has eliminated the flexibility to right-click inside the File Explorer and open the now-retired System web page of the Control Panel. CLSID-based IDs and third-party apps have been blocked as nicely and customers will not have the ability to launch the System applet of the Control Panel utilizing Open Shell and Classic Shell.

It goes on to state that Microsoft is testing a flag that may take customers accessing the “Programs and Features” web page in Control Panel to the Apps & Features web page within the trendy Settings app as a substitute. Microsoft will possible retire different pages of the Control Panel as nicely with future Windows 10 updates. Microsoft’s clarification for that is that the Settings app already has the features that these retired Control Panel applets introduce, as per the report.

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