Microsoft’s Win 10 control panel will become more and more “modern”

According to Windowslatest reports, in the next version of Windows 10, the “Settings” application will get more new functions that can control the computer, but Microsoft said that the “Control Panel” will still exist.

In the process of gradual modernization of the Win 10 control panel, one point that is particularly easy to overlook is the advanced network settings , because it is the location of many old advanced interfaces.

In the next update, the “Settings” application will allow users to configure DNS servers . Previously, configuring a custom DNS server required access to the “Network” tab in the “Control Panel”.

To edit DNS and configure HTTP over HTTPS (DoH) settings, users can now go to “Settings”> “Network and Internet”> “Wi-Fi” and click “Properties”.

After opening the “Properties”, click the “Edit” button under “DNS Settings”, and then enable the DoH DNS server, optional including Cloudflare and Google.

Microsoft has also added the traditional “Control Panel” function to the “Sound” panel of the “Settings” application.

Manage audio devices

Users can now change the default sound device from “Settings”.

The system applet of the control panel has been eliminated

Starting from Windows 10 version 20H2, Microsoft will disable the system applet of the control panel. Because all the information currently found in “Control Panel”> “System” can be found in the “Settings”> “System”> “About” page. For example, users will still find the same system information and buttons to open advanced settings or “Device Manager” directly from “Settings”.

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The new disk manager is currently in beta, and Microsoft says the older disk management interface is “nowhere to be found.”

Other improvements

Naijatechnews understands that Microsoft also plans to move Storage Spaces (a technology in Windows that can help protect data from drive failures) from the “Control Panel” to the “Settings” application. This will make it easier for users to manage storage and can combine three or more drives into one storage directly from “Settings”.

in conclusion

The classic control panel does not seem to disappear anytime soon, but these adjustments are part of Microsoft’s long process of phasing out the control panel.

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