Control Center
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In Windows 10, the Action Center is the one-stop destination for both the Control Center and the Notification Center. However, it can be quite confusing so a better idea would be to place these two separately. This is exactly what Microsoft tried to do last year with Windows 10 build 16199. Last year Windows Central received a screenshot from Windows Blog which clearly showed a small Settings icon at the bottom right along with a redesigned Control Center.

This Settings icon was however not present in that Insider Preview build and Microsoft has also deleted that screenshot from the Windows Blog. On clicking the new Settings icon a new Window would pop up from the bottom and Microsoft calls it “Control Center” as you probably would have guessed by now. It will have all the Quick Actions toggle and also will have a new brightness slider which will be really handy.

This all happened last year and everyone was expecting Microsoft to launch this with the Fall Creators Update. But as it turned out, Microsoft didn’t launch it with the Fall Creators update and there is no sign of this new Control Center in Redstone 4 either.

Microsoft is always late to bring new and good features to their operating system. They are even late to bring features that they are working on. This has cost them an entire operating system. One of the reasons behind Windows 10 Mobile losing ground was because of this attitude of Microsoft. It’s not all bad though; we have one good news.

Microsoft is still working on the new Control Center for Windows 10

A Twitter user has posted a screenshot of the new Settings page of the redesigned Control Center which suggests that Microsoft is still working on this feature.

Users have the option to choose which Quick Actions they want to see in the Control Center. The users can also rearrange Quick Actions tiles by simple drag and drop gestures from the Control Center itself.

We are still not sure whether Microsoft will bring this feature to the mainstream because of their new reorganization which focusses on the enterprise more than normal customers. So the chances of seeing aesthetically appealing features for normal consumers are low. On the bright side, the feature looks to be working fine so there is no reason for Microsoft to not bring the new Control Center to Redstone 5.

For those of you on the Redstone 5 Skip Ahead Ring who really want to try out hidden features in the OS can use Mach2 software. If you’re interested, you can learn more about Mach2 and its features here.

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Abhijith M B

Abhijith was a former contributing editor for Windows Latest. At Windows Latest, he has written on numerous topics, ranging from Windows to Microsoft Edge. Abhijith holds a degree in Bachelor's of Technology, with a strong focus on Electronics and Communications Engineering. His passion for Windows is evident in his journalism journey, including his articles that decoded complex PowerShell scripts.