Microsoft Moves More Options From Control Panel to Settings on New Windows 11 Build


Microsoft is continuing its efforts to move more settings from the Control Panel to the Settings app. The company has just released the preview build of Windows 11 and the section used to uninstall Windows Updates has now been changed to the Settings app. With the latest update, when a user tries to open the Programs and Features section, Control Panel now redirects to Windows Settings. Control Panel was part of Windows since its initial launch. In the previous update too, the tech giant moved advanced sharing settings including network discovery, file and printer sharing, and public folder sharing to a new page in the Settings app under Advanced network settings.

Microsoft on Wednesday announced Releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22523 on the Dev Channel. In a blog post, the company outlined the changes in the latest version. The most notable change is that the links of programs and Features now open in control panel Settings > Apps > Installed Apps, Also, the company said that it is moving the Uninstall updates (for cumulative updates etc.) to a new page under Settings from the Control Panel. Settings > Windows Update > Update History,

windows 11 Build 22523 also brings some other minor changes. Snap Groups Now Available to All Insiders Alt + Tab Menu. Additionally, File Explorer shows the Media Server option in the menu on the toolbar. Microsoft said Build 22523 is the last update for the Windows Insider Program in 2021. It is available to download as an ISO file on the official website.

Before that, build 22509 in preview released On December 1, Microsoft announced that it had moved advanced sharing settings (such as network discovery, file and printer sharing, and public folder sharing) to a new page in the Settings app. advanced network settings, Also, the entry points for Network and Device Settings in Control Panel started redirecting to the respective pages Adjustment,

It also added changes to device-specific pages under Printers and Scanners in Settings to directly show more information about the user’s printer or scanner. Adjustment when available.

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