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Old 18. Apr 2017, 06:32 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Jojo Yee View Post
I've noticed both of them. Ultimately Microsoft will remove "Control Panel" and "Programs and Features" which will become history and totally be replaced with "Settings" and "Apps and Features". In this Creators' Update, you will see that they're getting closer to that.

"Control Panel" and "Programs and Features" were designed in old days mainly for devices with mouse-and-keyboard input and not very suitable for fingers input, whereas "Settings" and "Apps and Features" are re-designed and responsive to screen widths of desktop and mobile devices, good for fingers input as well as mouse-and-keyboard input.

Microsoft is aiming to standardize their Windows system to cater for all devices; that's the reasons for progressively replacing "Control Panel" with "Settings", as well as the rest.
All this is fine, but Microsoft are getting ahead of themselves, while causing trouble to the users.

It's fine if they remove the Control Panel, but it should be done when all of the settings from there are provided in Settings, but currently they aren't, and that's a problem. Control Panel will be needed, and users will have to perform extra clicks to reach to it, which is inefficient.

If users didn't had the need for Control Panel anymore, shortcuts to it won't be needed, but since people are making a shortcut for it, indicates that it's still needed, so why remove it?

Programs and Features does have the apps and software listed as well... but, uninstalling a software from there will be the same as uninstalling from Programs and Features? If yes, then I will use Apps and Features.

But really, either remove it completely, and keep it at one place... but if you aren't removing it completely, then keep providing a link to it. It's a small thing. This is just bad design IMO.
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