Windows 11 has moved more options from the Control Panel to Settings


Microsoft is still working on migrating more settings from the Control Panel to the Settings app. The company recently released a preview build of Windows 11, and the section for uninstalling Windows Updates has been moved to the Settings app. When a user tries to open the Programs and Features section of Control Panel after the latest update, it is now redirected to Windows Settings. The Control Panel has been a part of Windows since the beginning. Advanced sharing settings, such as Network discovery, File and printer sharing, and public folder sharing, were also moved to a new page in the Settings app under Advanced Network Settings in the previous update.

Microsoft announced the Dev Channel release of Windows 11 insider preview build 22523 on Wednesday. The company outlined the changes in the latest version in a blog post. The most noticeable change is that the Control Panel's links to Programs and Features now open in Settings > Apps > Installed Apps. Uninstall Updates (for cumulative updates, etc.) will be moved from Control Panel to a new page in Settings under Settings > Windows Update > Update History, according to the company.

Other minor changes are also included in Windows 11 build 22523. Snap Groups are now available in the Alt + Tab menu for all insiders. In addition, File Explorer displays media server options in the toolbar menu. According to Microsoft, the Windows Insider program will end in 2021 with Build 22523. On the official website, you can download it as an ISO file.

Microsoft had previously announced that advanced sharing settings (such as Network discovery, File and printer sharing, and public folder sharing) would be moved to a new page in the Settings app under Advanced Network Settings in preview build 22509, which was released on December 1. In addition, Control Panel entry points for network and device settings began redirecting to the corresponding pages in Settings.

It also made changes to the device-specific pages under Printers and Scanners in Settings, so that when available, more information about the user's printer or scanner is displayed directly in Settings.

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