In the next feature update, Windows 10 Settings experience is
getting some incremental changes, such as a new storage
management tool called ‘Modern
Disk Manager‘ and
It also appears that Microsoft is planning to move some options
from the taskbar context menu to a dedicated page in the
Windows 10 offers all kind of ways to customize the taskbar to
your liking. The problem with the current approach is that some
important options can only be accessed from the context menu.
In the latest preview builds, Microsoft is testing an
experimental flag that will bring the options of the context
menu (right-click menu) to the Settings app. This move would
make much sense, as a lot of the taskbar options are already
available from the main Windows 10 settings app.
In the future, Microsoft could push users to the modern
Settings app when users want to customize the taskbar manager.
Unlike the classic Control Panel, options in the settings app
can be more easily searched from the Start Menu.
However, this new settings experience could be a problem when
your copy of Windows 10 is not activated. This is because
Microsoft blocks access to personalization settings (including
taskbar settings) without a valid product license.
Options like Task View, Search button, etc. will be moved to
the main Settings app and you won’t be able to access the
Taskbar Settings page on a non-activated Windows 10.
Note that Microsoft is internally experimenting with this idea
and plans are always subject to change before the final
This change if approved could take effect with the next big
Windows 10 feature update, which is scheduled to begin rolling
out in the second half of 2021.