Windows 10 Settings App May Get a New Header

Microsoft is working on an update to the built-in Windows 10 Settings app, which may get a fancy header soon. The feature is already available to a small select group of Windows Insiders.

Settings is a Universal app bundled with Windows 10. It is created to replace the classic Control Panel for both touch screen users and mouse and keyboard Desktop users. It consists of several pages which bring new options to configure Windows 10 along with some older options inherited from the classic Control Panel. In every release, Windows 10 is getting more and more classic options converted to a modern page in the Settings app. At some point, Microsoft might remove the classic Control Panel completely.

The updated Settings app features a new header, that displays some bits of important information related to your user account and the OS. See the following screenshot:

Windows 10 New Settings Page Ver 1

Along the user account information, which includes your name and the e-mail address you use for the Microsoft Account, the new header area also comes with a number of links to quickly access the Your Phone options page, and the Windows Update settings page. Also, there is a but different version of the Settings app has shown for another group of Insiders with a link to Microsoft Rewards and OneDrive.

Windows 10 New Settings Page Ver 2

The updated user interface of the Settings app made its first appearance in Windows 10 build 18928. As Microsoft is performing A/B testing with this feature, it might not be available for your user account.

Source: onMSFT. Image credits: Florian B, Albarcore.

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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.

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