Windows 10: Personalization in Win10 mode different than in Win7 mode

  1.    11 Mar 2016 #1

    Personalization in Win10 mode different than in Win7 mode

    I'm not sure why the screen shot ended up so small, but it's easy enough to replicate that this should suffice.

    Can anyone explain why selecting Personalization in Win10 mode (right-click on desktop -> Personalize) presents different options (left side of the screen shots - Options: Background, Colors, Lock screen, Themes, Start) than selecting personalization in Win 7 mode (Start -> Control Panel -> Display -> Personalization) which presents the following options: Themes, Color, Sounds, Screen Saver?

    What does Sounds have to do with display in the Win7 mode - I can understand why this was moved elsewhere. But why is Screen Saver gone in Win10 mode (and BTW, you cannot get to personnalization in Win10 by Settings -> Display - not even under advanced Display Settings; it has been separated in its own section even though it's entirely related to Display - makes you wonder if anyone is just randomizing stuff up in Redmond...)

    Oh, I did find the Screen Saver settings in Win10 mode, at the bottom of the Personalize screen, below the fold :-(

    Just a simple request: if it's not broken, please don't fix it! There's plenty that can be improved, just don't yank things around for the fun of it...
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  2.    11 Mar 2016 #2

    You may want to talk to the developers. They will know better why a new OS is different than an old OS. We could just make a guess.
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  3.    12 Mar 2016 #3

    I believe what has happened is on one hand we have the new settings in a metro app, and the old settings in the control panel.

    Eventually I think what Microsoft is doing is moving settings from the control panel into the new settings app.
    This will take a while though because, themes for example have a GUI that is a application (win32) and is not a metro app.

    Also the sounds are part of a customization scheme. For example if you download the Angry Birds theme, the sounds will change to birds squawking.

    I do really dislike the fact there is two separate settings and what I think they should do is somehow imbed the GUI for themes into the settings metro app so everything is in one place. Until they convert the theme settings to a metro GUI.

    Hope that this answers your question, somewhat:)
    Last edited by ellellell1; 12 Mar 2016 at 00:52.
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