Microsoft is focusing on plenty of changes for the following Windows release, even though there’s an opportunity this would end up being called Windows 11, it’s safer to just make reference to it having its current codename – Sun Valley.
Based on the latest rumor that made it to the web, the upcoming Windows update includes a redesigned Settings app that is supposed to sport a cleaner try looking in a UI design that’s substantially more simplified and easier to make use of.
All sections includes colorful icons, and obviously, the Settings app will use Fluent Design, Microsoft’s modern design language that’s being expanded everywhere across its products.
Posted online and already removed since it originates from internal builds that aren’t ready for the public, the screenshot showing the brand new Settings screen confirms a dark mode as well, though this isn’t necessarily an unexpected given the current version also comes with this type of visual style.
No more Control Panel?
One quite interesting tidbit that’s not yet been determined concerns the future of Control Panel.
We’ve known for a while that Microsoft was likely to kill off the standard Control Panel, because the debut of Windows 10, the company has gradually moved more and more sections towards the modern Settings app.
However, the software giant clearly said the Control Panel would disappear before the migration to the Settings app is finished, and right now, some configuration choices are yet to help make the switch in Windows 10 version 21H1.
In other words, if Microsoft indeed plans to get rid of the Control Panel in the next big Windows release, then the company must complete this transition towards the Settings app in the coming months prior to the official launch from the Sun Valley update takes place.
And based on the typical release schedule, this should take place in the fall of the entire year.