As you probably know, Windows 10 remains a fairly untouched operating system in some cases, duplicated in places with some functionality, or tucked away in more obscure corners of the UI.
The control panel, which was central to previous versions of Windows – and has been so since the early days of the desktop OS – is now on the periphery of the interface, and Microsoft is gradually shifting bits to settings, as mentioned. , The latest piece of the puzzle being the program and features panel.
Windows As of the latest report, in a newly released preview version of Windows (build 20211), Microsoft is now testing a flag that redirects users to open programs and features under the control panel, so that they Instead be sent to apps and features in settings.
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Note that Apps and Feature already has the facility to uninstall apps (or replace / replace them) by programs and features, so this is, in fact, a matter of removing duplication, rather than actually transferring functionality .
Nevertheless, it may prove to be a disappointment for those who dive into the control panel for these tasks, or simply for its more compact layout than the Settings app, and for the array of advanced functions used. And of course this is another sign in the broader sense that the days of the control room may be numbered.
You may remember that earlier this year we stripped the system section of the control panel, and there were also indications that the control panel could be buried and hidden deep in the OS, and that in itself There is a hint that Microsoft may see. To make it fall completely in the long run.
The danger here is that the control panel provides many advanced functions and useful bits of information, while the settings are a simpler and more streamlined case – so if the plan is to completely dig out the control panel, Microsoft needs to make sure The requirement is that it covers all of the latter, with the former being an advanced alternative (or at least important).
In short, if done right, it can all work well; But if done wrong, more tech-savvy Windows 10 users may be left seriously unhappy.