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News hardware & software 27 March 2020, 17:19

author: Bart Swiatek

Microsoft Will Get Rid of Control Panel in Windows 10

Rafael Rivera, an engineer working for Microsoft, mentioned in a Twitter post that the company plans to move further Windows 10 options from the control panel to the new settings screen. Everything seems to indicate that the giant from Redmond plans to get rid of a key fragment of the old interface of its operating system.


  1. Microsoft wants to get rid of Control Panel from Windows 10;
  2. Further options are gradually migrated to the new settings screen;
  3. It is not yet clear when the Control Panel will be completely removed.

It looks like Microsoft is planning to get rid of the classic Control Panel from Windows 10. Over time, all options available there will be transferred to the settings screen. This is suggested by the tweet of an engineer who works for Microsoft - Rafael Rivera - in which he mentions the migration of further elements.

Control Panel has been part of Windows OS practically from the beginning of its existence and for many people to this day remains the preferred method of making changes in computer settings - the new solution makes better use of the screen space but does not necessarily have a higher level of intuitiveness and comfort.

What's more, Windows 10 now enables us to open several versions of the control panel, but only one settings screen, which in some cases is an unnecessary complication.

For the time being, it is not certain in which version of Windows 10 the change will be implemented - this may happen with the Spring update number 2004, but it cannot be ruled out that we will wait longer. Anyway, users who prefer the old solution still have some time to familiarize themselves with the new rules.

  1. Microsoft - official homepage
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