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Add classic personalization Desktop menu in Windows 10

Add classic personalization Desktop menu in Windows 10

If you are using Windows 10 for a while, you definitely know that the classic Personalization options were removed in one of the pre-release builds. All options to personalize are now there in the Settings app, which is a Metro app designed for touch screen users and has controls which are poorly designed or have limited functionality. If you are not satisfied by this new way to tune up your OS appearance, you might be interested in accessing the classic Control panel applets. Thankfully, it is still possible.

Add classic personalization menu in Windows 10 build 10074

Add classic personalization menu in Windows 10 build 10074

As you may already know, Microsoft ditched the classic appearance (personalization) and themes UI in Windows 10 because some of those settings are moving to the Settings Modern app. If you prefer the good old classic Personalization options, I would like to show you how to add a cascading menu for the Desktop. All items on this menu will open the classic appearance options.