Windows 10: The old Control panel may soon be gone

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  1.    10 Oct 2015 #1

    The old Control panel may soon be gone

    The existence of two applications for changing system settings, the familiar 'Control Panel' and the touch-friendly 'Settings' app, was a point of major contention in Windows 8 and drew many negative reviews, criticising Microsoft's UI design for making things unnecessarily complicated. While Microsoft has made the Settings app much more capable with Windows 10, the two still remain part of the OS. That might soon change.

    In response to a query by some Insiders on Twitter, Microsoft's head of the Insider Program, Gabe Aul, and a Senior Program Manager, Brandon LeBlanc, acknowledged the disparity and indicated that the company may soon retire the traditional Control Panel, in lieu of the modern 'Settings' app....

    Read more: The Control Panel may soon disappear in future Windows 10 builds
    Last edited by Brink; 10 Oct 2015 at 09:38. Reason: fixed format to meet news article posting guidelines
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       10 Oct 2015 #1

    D'oh! Time for another 3rd party tool?
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  3.    10 Oct 2015 #2

    ... or Winaero to find a way to put it back...

    Note that presently the old control panel is the only way to set a 3rd party browser fully to use its defaults. I used the 'Settings' 'modern' GUI to set defaults, but sthg still wasn't set. It was when I used the old control panel.

    'If it ain't broke.....'
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    Windows 10x64 Home Version 1803 (Build 17134) 345
       10 Oct 2015 #3

    About time it was replaced, all they have to do is add some more apps to settings, and the old control panel is obsolete, there is plenty of room left to do so.
    I for one don't use the old control panel much since upgrading
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  5.    10 Oct 2015 #4

    It's about time, all control panel settings should only be accessed from one place and that will be the settings app. Removing control panel should not necessarily translate to limited settings accessibility, they just have to move the location where we can access those settings for less UI clutter and redundancy.
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  6. TechnoMage's Avatar
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    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32
       10 Oct 2015 #5

    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.

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  7. thegeriatric's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       10 Oct 2015 #6

    I tend to use control panel for some things, and settings for others. Having said that, out with the old and in with the new.

    R.I.P control panel you will not be missed. Should have been gone when Win 10 was launched imho.
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  8.    10 Oct 2015 #7

    To the should have been gone when 10 was released.
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  9.    10 Oct 2015 #8

    . . .whatever. . .it really makes no difference in the long run; folks will get used to using the settings. . .
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  10.    10 Oct 2015 #9

    And of course the one that will remain is the one made for tablets and phones
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