Windows 10: Microsoft inadvertently reveals new Windows 10 'Control Center'

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       17 May 2017 #1

    Microsoft inadvertently reveals new Windows 10 'Control Center'


    Earlier today, Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 16199 to PCs in the Fast ring. It's the latest preview of what will eventually become the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, formerly known by its development codename, Redstone 3.

    In its announcement detailing build 16199, Microsoft inadvertently included an image - which it has since deleted - showing a new icon on the Windows 10 taskbar (just to the left of the clock in the image below). It had the same design as the Settings 'cog' icon used elsewhere in the OS, leading to speculation that Microsoft was preparing to add a shortcut to Settings on the taskbar, for easy access.

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    However, Windows Central's Zac Bowden tortured spoke with his sources to get some insight into what the new icon was for - and as it turns out, it's more than just a simple shortcut.

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    Zac reports that Microsoft is actually testing a new 'Control Center' that removes the Quick Action buttons - such as brightness controls, Tablet Mode, and Wi-Fi - from the Action Center, and relocates them to a dedicated panel that can be activated via that new Settings icon on the taskbar, as shown in the image above.

    The larger Control Center provides a lot more space to lay out the Quick Action buttons, with larger, clearer labels for some features, such as Network, Connect, and Project...





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  2.    18 May 2017 #1

    Looks more like action centre than a control panel.
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  3.    18 May 2017 #2

    I am wondering why modern interfaces are so ugly nowadays.
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       18 May 2017 #3

    swarfega said: View Post
    Looks more like action centre than a control panel.
    That was my thoughts as well unless MS may have renamed it.
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  5.    18 May 2017 #4

    Brink said: View Post
    That was my thoughts as well unless MS may have renamed it.
    Will UK version use Control Centre like it uses Insider Programme?
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       18 May 2017 #5

    We'll see.
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  7.    20 May 2017 #6

    eLPuSHeR said: View Post
    I am wondering why modern interfaces are so ugly nowadays.
    Because they are modern. Same was said for Andy Warhol and his stuff is valued classics today.
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  8.    20 May 2017 #7

    CountMike said: View Post
    Because they are modern. Same was said for Andy Warhol and his stuff is valued classics today.
    I fancy a tin of soup for lunch
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