The old Control panel may soon be gone

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  1. thegeriatric's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit

    So long as MS move everything to Settings, before removing Control panel, Losing no functionality, all will be good.
    Having only 1 option means we will soon get used to where everything is, rather than flitting between Control panel and settings.
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  2. Posts : 46
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro

    It would be OK with everything in one place. I hope they just place another Icon in Settings for the CP or for the stuff in the CP.
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  3. lehnerus2000's Avatar
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 19.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM

    I'll believe it when I see it (maybe).

    People complained about the Control Panel/Settings setup during the W8 Previews (Sept 2011).

    W8 was foisted on the public almost 3 years ago (Oct 2012).
    MS has had plenty of time to move the CP "icons" to the new phone-style Settings window.
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  4. hawkman's Avatar
    Posts : 650
    10 preview 64bit

    Oh Well

    So putting everything in one place

    Sounds to me like Control Panel, DoHHHH,
    Yes tablets,phones and PC's work in different ways,
    God have you tried to get NEARLY directly to a setting on a tablet or a phone, at least control panel would give you a shortcut

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  5. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    f14tomcat said:
    May not be for you... it works great, simply grabs the cpls and gives a simple, searchable UI with all the goodies. Enabling GodMode for Windows 10 | Windows 10 content from SuperSite for Windows
    Thanks! I have the "GodMode" already with Windows 7 - glad to see it in Windows 10 too.
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  6. Posts : 471
    Windows 10 Pro

    For me it doesn't matter whether it's Settings or Control Panel. But my fear is the same as with all programs or menus that have been replaced by a more modern app or menu: Such a transition always comes with a loss of features, sometimes very drastic, sometimes only minor. If this continues we will eventually be stuck with something that is not that far from the Apple environment. Locked down, limited possibilities to tweak it to your liking... just not what I've always liked Windows for.
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    ,7,8.1 10TP 10upgrade,MINT

    This has come up before, at the moment there are 62 settings in 9 places, sooner or later I will find the one I want. What's left in control panel are 44 icons, at least they are all on one page.
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  8. Posts : 3
    Windows 10

    TechnoMage said:
    In the Personal Pref's dept, , , when I set up Windows 10 on a PC, one of the shortcuts I put on the desktop is the one to the "Control Panel". That makes setting 'things' very easy indeed.

    I did the same thing too!
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  9. bobjoe's Avatar
    Posts : 282
    Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista

    In the article in the OP, I'm the one on Twitter (Rogers) with the old Windows logo as my profile picture. I started the whole discussion with Gabe Aul.

    He couldn't be more wrong and more hypocritical.

    If you've read the whole debate on Twitter, you would know that he mentions that having two implementations is not very "lean" and that having two increases "disk/mem usage".

    First of all, Microsoft started this whole "two implementations" thing in Windows 8. Why is he talking as if it were a problem that Windows had since forever? MSFT started the whole problem that they're now trying to fix. Windows 8's "Settings app" only controlled a few things, and most people were okay with that because the rest of the settings were found in the good old Control Panel. So why is MSFT continuing to change things back to the "Settings app"? Hypocrites!

    Second, what the hell does disk/memory usage have to do with the Control Panel? Is he joking? I couldn't tell.

    Either way, if they remove the Control Panel, people will complain. Just like they did when Windows 8's start menu was removed in the Consumer Preview. People complained. Microsoft didn't listen. Then we know what happened.

    So why is MSFT going back to making the SAME mistakes that they made around Windows 8's era?

    Who the hell is in charge at Microsoft?????
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  10. RonCFL's Avatar
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    Wds10 - OEM

    Who cares ..
    Start10 will do ...
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