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Settings app replaces Control panel in Win+X menu in Windows 10

In Windows 8, Microsoft introduced a new feature - the Win+X menu which can be opened by pressing Win+X shortcut keys together on the keyboard. In Windows 10, you can simply right click on the Start button to show it. The Win+X menu contains shortcuts to useful administrative tools and system functions. Starting with Windows 10 build 14942, Microsoft is removing classic Control panel applets from the Win + X menu and replacing them with pages from the Settings app.

Secret changes in Windows 10 build 14942

The recently released Windows 10 build 14942, which is currently available for Insiders of the Fast Ring, comes with a number of new features which were not officially announced. Let's take a look at some of the new features.

The Briefcase feature is removed in Windows 10 Redstone 2

You may or may not know about the old "Briefcase" feature which offers you simple two way data synchronization which was offline and could be used with removable drives. While it was disabled by default in modern Windows versions, it was easy to re-enable it with a simple Registry tweak. Someone at Microsoft decided to remove it completely.

Windows 10 build 14942 is out for Fast Ring insiders

Microsoft today released yet another Windows 10 Insider Preview version. Windows 10 build 14942 is now available for Insiders in the Fast Ring. This build comes with a number of new interesting features. Let's looks closer.

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