Users who installed the leaked Windows 10 build 10074 might have already noticed that in this build, Microsoft has removed almost all Appearance and Personalization options and moved all of those to the Modern Settings app! Also, the Personalize item in the right-click context menu of the Desktop now opens the Settings app.
If you right click the Desktop and select "Personalize" from the context menu, this is what happens:
Instead of the traditional Control Panel window, the following page of the Settings app will appear:
Here, you can pick the background image for the Desktop, its layout, and toggle the desktop slideshow feature.
Note that you cannot pick the theme yet. This could mean that Microsoft decided to remove themes support from Windows 10 entirely to make it look the same on every device and for every user. Or maybe they haven't implemented it yet. Removal of themes might not be welcomed by many users.
What happens to the classic Control Panel Appearance settings? Let's try to open them:
As you can see, there are no options any more here besides the themes list. There are no color options, no screensaver button and no desktop background options - everything is removed in favor of the new Settings app.
See these changes in action in the following video:
So, what do you think about these changes? Do you like them or would to like to have the option to customize Windows using the good old Personalization applet from the classic Control Panel?
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