With Windows 11, Microsoft is slowly but surely parting ways with the control panel that users have clung to for several years. The latest operating system update announces the imminent end of the control panel.
Windows 11 could score soon the end of the traditional control panel. A true operating system command center several years ago, the control panel began to fade with Windows 8. Microsoft had actually taken the opportunity to introduce the Settings app which is more modern and simple to use.
Nevertheless, Microsoft could not get rid of the control panel so easily. It therefore makes it gradually obsolete until it is no longer useful for users. With the release of Windows 11 in early October, Microsoft has moved closer to the end of the Control Panel. Several features have already migrated to the Settings app. Even if Windows 11 does not meet the expected popularity, the disappearance of the control panel does not go unnoticed.
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The famous Windows control panel is gradually disappearing
Microsoft has rolled out Windows Insider Program build 22509. As a reminder, users of the Windows Insider program have the opportunity to test new features in preview before they reach the general public. So, build 22509 moved other features from control panel to settings. These include in particular the sharing option advanced as well as some network and device settings.
Moreover, now you can no longer uninstall windows updates from control panel. This feature is only available in the Settings app. Thus, Microsoft continues to simplify its operating system and gradually forget the traditional control panel. A few weeks ago, the Redmond firm also announced a new design and a dark mode for the Windows 11 notebook.
Finally, we do not know exactly when the control panel will bid farewell. We know in any case that it is gradually approaching the end. As Microsoft itself has clarified, this update ” part of our ongoing efforts to transfer settings from the Control Panel to the Settings app “.
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Source : NotebookCheck