Windows 10 should really give a modern experience in one end to a different, but because many power users observed, there are parts of the operating system which are yet to endure this refined facelift.
Part of Microsoft’s push to create Windows 10 the best operating-system for just about any tool and any user is ditching the classic Control Panel and moving its choices to the new Settings app.
Many reasons exist why the company is pushing with this idea, and the most important are that the Settings app is simpler to use, more straightforward, offers this contemporary approach, and can be combined with discuss devices where such capabilities can be found.
While I’m certainly not one of the people who supported the idea of killing off the classic User interface, pretty much because I think it is very familiar, I do think that it now needs to go. And this must happen as soon as possible.
When it presented the very first Windows 10 version, Microsoft started migrating features from User interface to Settings. What this means is this transition started a lot more than 3 years ago, with the software giant using feature updates to succeed using its plans for any smooth and less intrusive experience.
Initially, this is the correct approach just because a gradual transition is the reason why the switch easier for the majority of users, but on the other hand, spending more than three years to make it happen isn’t something that is sensible for a company how big Microsoft.
This is actually the reason I think the classic Control Panel is going.
With simply a number of options quit behind, User interface looks and seem like an abandoned part of the operating-system, and while I understand that it takes time for you to complete this move, such an approach contradicts the current experience which i told you about in the intro.
And what’s worse is the fact that more and more users feel that the switch from Control Panel to Setting should happen faster. Here’s what one user who posted within the Feedback Hub says:
“Please migrate the ENTIRE Control Panel’s group of features to the new Windows Settings app. Having both since 2015, and now we are through Q1 of 2019 is COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS. Hire more coders, and deliver a COMPLETE MIGRATION already!”
Others come up with ideas that Microsoft could use to be able to migrate User interface options to Settings faster:
“Really don’t know why this really is taking so long to do… surely with a few from the old User interface items, such as Keyboard, Mouse and Phone and Modem you can simply create hyperlinks to launch these old applets within the relevant sections of the Settings app? Plus some products in Control Panel are just shortcuts to apps anyway — like Device Manager and Windows Mobility Centre. Surely these could either go within the Start Menu, and have hyperlinks added inside Settings to launch them?”
Meanwhile, Microsoft certainly doesn’t seem to be in a rush.
This release, currently available for testing within the Windows Insider program, moves the Japanese IME settings to the Settings up, together with pointer speed option under Devices > Mouse.
On the other hand, it’s pretty clear that Microsoft still needs additional time to get rid of User interface. This means that the classic User interface should still be around, probably with even fewer options, this time next year.