How to get the classic Display options in Windows 10 instead of the Settings app

In Windows 10, the classic Display options context menu was replaced with the new Metro app called "Settings". The Settings app opens when you click the item "Display settings" in the Desktop context menu. It is possible to get the classic Display settings applet back in the Desktop context menu. If you like it more than the Settings app, follow the instructions in this article.

To add classic Display settings to Windows 10's desktop context menu, you have to do the following.

Use the Personalization Panel for Windows 10 freeware app.

  1. Download Personalization Panel for Windows 10. Since version, it supports adding the classic Display context menu item for the Desktop in Windows 10.
  2. Run the application and click the Options link.
  3. In application preferences, click the button "Integrate with Desktop context menu".integeate with desktop context menu
    Confirm the UAC prompt.

That's it. Now, once you click the item "Display settings", the classic Display settings window will open.

windows 10 classid display settingsYou will also get the classic Personalization window and the ability to get colored title bars in Windows 10.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

9 thoughts on “How to get the classic Display options in Windows 10 instead of the Settings app”

    1. Yes! Please add this!! The old resolution settings panel has disappeared and nobody knows how to get it back. Registry hacks won’t even switch over to it because it’s just GONE.

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