Windows 10 build 14271 got taskbar properties in Settings

There is another change in the new Windows 10 build 14271 indicating that Microsoft will kill the classic Control Panel in the near future. More and more applets are getting moved to the Settings app. With build 14271 of Windows 10, the taskbar properties have been added to the Settings app.

You will find new options under the System category in the Settings app.

Windows 10 settings systemOpen Settings and go to the following page: System -> Taskbar

Windows 10 settings taskbar 1 Windows 10 settings taskbar 3 Windows 10 settings taskbar 2That page contains all the good, old options available for the Taskbar from the classic Control Panel:Windows 10 classic taskbar options

You can lock the taskbar, enable PowerShell in Win+X menu, change the taskbar layout and grouping.

This change should be welcomed by touch screen device owners as it brings them the ability to adjust taskbar-related settings via a touch friendly user interface. The Settings app works with mouse, keyboard and touch unlike the classic dialog which was designed only for mouse and keyboard. PC users without a touchscreen have no benefit from this change.

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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.

One thought on “Windows 10 build 14271 got taskbar properties in Settings”

  1. Settings app still looks so ugly though. When will they make it look like something completed? Toggle button looks like a draft design.

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