Windows 10 leak reveals upcoming and cancelled features

Windows 10 leaked features

With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft has instituted a
modern Settings interface to help users customize the default
configuration. In general, the Settings app interface is
adequate for most user’s needs and Microsoft is now planning to
make the Control Panel replacement even better.

In the fresh preview builds, Microsoft is experimenting with a
new feature called ‘User cleanup recommendations’. This can be
found in the Storage Settings and it basically allows users to
find unnecessary or unused files.

Likewise, Microsoft is also bringing the ‘Archive apps’ feature
to the Settings app. This was first spotted in preview builds
earlier this year, but the option was removed for some reasons
and Windows 10 Build 21277 has finally reinstated it.

As the name suggests,
this feature will automatically offload and delete the apps
while keeping the files and settings in the cloud. Archive apps
feature will work for apps available in the Microsoft Store
only and Windows 10 will automatically download and install the
archived apps when you want.

Battery monitor

Windows 10 Settings app is finally getting a new battery
monitor with complete information about your screen activity
and more.

Windows 10 Battery usage

As you can see in the above screenshot, Windows 10 will also
get support for battery usage graphs for your activities in the
last 24 hours or 7 days

Taskbar settings

Microsoft is experimenting with
improved Taskbar customization settings. As part of the
next update, Microsoft will be moving some options from the
Taskbar context menu (right-click menu) to the main Settings


Various important options (Task View and Search box) will move
from the context menu to the Settings. This will simplify the
experience, but it will also prevent users from customizing
Taskbar on non-activated Windows 10 machine.

Lock screen

Windows 10’s default lock screen is getting a new feature that
will use the accelerometer on your device to rotate the
background wallpaper.

Windows Sets (cancelled)

In the latest preview builds, references to the Windows Sets
feature has been spotted again. This isn’t the first time we
have seen such references and it again suggests that Sets could
still become a reality.

Windows Sets

For those unaware, Windows Sets is a tab-based interface for
app windows and it was previously tested with Windows Insiders
in 2018. Sets feature was supposed to allow users to group
certain apps and navigate between them in the same window, and
add tabs to the File Explorer

Microsoft originally said that the feature would come back in
future, but rumours suggested that the idea has been scrapped.

Windows Timeline (cancelled)

Microsoft was also planning to launch a feature called
‘Timeline with location’. This could have allowed Windows 10 to
use Cortana service on PC and phone to display location details
with what’s on your timelines.

Timeline with location

Since the Cortana app has been discontinued on Android and

Timeline has been removed from Microsoft Launcher, it’s
likely that Windows 10 Timeline won’t get support for
cross-platform locations.

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