Windows 10 update will improve Control Panel replacement ‘Settings’

Windows 10 Settings update

Windows 10 still comes with the familiar Control Panel and it
also has the Windows 8-era Settings app, which includes
additional customization features. However, users still have to
look in Control Panel for many options.

Like Control Panel, Windows 10 Settings app is divided into
multiple categories – System, Devices, Personalization, etc.
You can tap on these categories to find the options you want,
or you can also search from the search bar which is located at
the top of the window.

Based on references spotted in the preview builds, it looks
like the Redmond firm is working on a few new features for the
Settings app.

A new section within the Settings app pages

Microsoft is slowly moving Control Panel pages to the Settings
app and it can be confusing for some folks, especially when
they don’t find pages/options in the Control Panel.

Settings app

To speed up the migration process, Windows 10 update will
introduce a new section “This page has a few new settings” to
settings that have been migrated from Control Panel. This
will make it easier for users to find the moved pages, giving
them one less cause for concern.

Other improvements coming to Windows 10 Settings

It also appears that Microsoft planning to ‘merge’ some pages
to reduce the clutter in the Settings app.

For example, Power and battery settings will be merged into one
new page simply called “Power & battery”. The first group lets
you configure the screen timeout settings, while the second
group lets you monitor the battery usage.

Power and battery

The same page will also allow you to change the sleep settings,
and it will still include the “Additional power settings” that
will open the Power Options control panel.

For now, it appears that the Control Panel’s “Additional power
settings” is not coming to the Settings app.

Web camera settings

The web camera is one of the tools that have never been easy to
configure in Windows 10 via the Control Panel. To address this
Microsoft is testing a new dedicated camera page for
Settings, which will act as a central hub for your camera
hardware tweaks.


As you can see in the above screenshot, the Settings app will
list all the in-built and external cameras available to the
system and allow you to adjust options such as brightness and

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