Windows 10: Settings App vs. Control Panel?

Discus and support Settings App vs. Control Panel? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I've tried using the Settings App, but I always seem to end up using Control Panel? Is it just me, or is the Settings App just a partial... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by nigelmercier, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. Settings App vs. Control Panel?


    I've tried using the Settings App, but I always seem to end up using Control Panel?

    Is it just me, or is the Settings App just a partial duplication of CP?

    :)
     
    nigelmercier, Jul 29, 2015
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  2. settings vs control panel

    Not sure whether this is a place to provide usability feedback to Microsoft, but the fact that there are two configuration mechanisms in Windows 10, Settings and Control Panel, confuses me.

    It confuses me in particular if one mechanism doesn't work, whereas the other does.

    Specifically: I try to set up a second email account in Outlook. Outlook tells me it can't do that while it is running. I click on
    Start and type "mail". The Settings tool opens and allows me to set up an email account. Problem: This account doesn't appear in Outlook.

    After much head-scratching, I remember that the control panel features mail settings as well. The email account I enter here is reflected in Outlook.
     
    BerndBausch, Jul 29, 2015
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  3. Tryx3 Win User
    Control Panel vs. Settings?

    Mark,

    You can add Control panel back to the list - see
    Show Control Panel or Settings on Win+X Menu in Windows 10 - TenForums


    After you have done this, search TenForums for Start menu and you will find guides ["tutorials"] for many customisations that you can do to the Start menu. You will not be able to do what you want but some of the others might make your life a bit
    easier.

    Denis
     
    Tryx3, Jul 29, 2015
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  4. Gary Win User

    Settings App vs. Control Panel?

    I agree, I always use the CP except to try and remove apps that came with 10, which I am having issues doing.
     
  5. derek10 Win User
    Yes, I don't understand why it has two separate "control panels" as if windows 10 was composed of two OS's xD
    anyway, metro settings app has unique settings, like notifications, WU, etc,
     
    derek10, Jul 29, 2015
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  6. dskiller Win User
    one day the control panel will be completely gone.


    but microsoft has to take baby steps to avoid problems.

    and other companys will have to convert their control panel files to work with the settings app.
     
    dskiller, Jul 29, 2015
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  7. Akane Win User
    I am using Windows Key + X button
     
    Akane, Apr 4, 2018
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