Win+X Menu changes in Windows 10 Build 14942

by evil_pro3 years ago

With 14942, which was recently released to the Fast Ring, Microsoft appears to be preparing the removal of the classic Control Panel from Windows 10. Updates to the Win+X Menu indicate that.

14942 Win + X Menu

In case you didn’t know already, when you press the Windows Key and X on your keyboard, a menu with shortcuts to various useful settings pops up.

In Build 14942, Microsoft silently updated some of the shortcuts to open the corresponding pages of the Settings app instead of the classic Control Panel items. It seems like this is another preparation for the full removal of the Control Panel.


The updated items are:

Programs and Features, Power Options, System and Network Connections.

They also replaced the Control Panel item with Settings.

It’s also noteworthy that you can only see this change when you clean install this Build. In case you upgraded, clicking on any of the items I mentioned above will still open the classic applets.

If you’re looking for a different way to get to the Control Panel, you can press Windows Key + R and then simply type control.exe and hit Enter.



We’ve embedded a video showcasing the changes below.