It’s no secret that Microsoft has been working for a long time on a way to gradually replace our old name, Control Panel, in favor of a new Settings module. Last July, the company started making some orders inaccessible through it.
Today, November 3, 2020, Microsoft confirms that the glory days of the control panel are drawing to a close. As revealed by the MSPowerUser team, users are now redirected to the corresponding page of the Settings module when they click on certain control panel commands. In other words, it is not possible to take advantage of the old screen.
This is what emerges from the latest version of Windows 10 reserved for users of the Insiders program. For example, when you click on the System tab in Control Panel, the operating system will instantly redirect you to the “About Windows 10” page in the Settings module. In addition, all the shortcuts leading to the Control Panel pages have also been removed.
Obviously, Microsoft is doing everything possible to incorporate as many commands as possible into the settings module. Even so, the panel still has a lot of fans (where I include myself). Many users prefer the ergonomics, and interface, of the panel, to that of the Settings module.
Windows 10’s Control Panel has its days
In the meantime, let’s be honest, the Settings module continues to improve visibly. Today, it offers almost all of the control panel options, and from Microsoft’s point of view, it doesn’t make sense to keep two similar tools on the same operating system.
From what has been said, Windows 10 could undergo a complete overhaul of its interface in 2021. Responding to the name Sun Valley, this new version would have the main objective of making Windows 10 more fluid. Thus, Microsoft can completely review the Start menu, file explorer, taskbar or even dark mode, so that it adapts more effectively to old applications.
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