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Windows 10 Settings App Takes Over Startup App Management in Redstone 4

A Redstone 4 preview shows that the Windows 10 Settings app is gaining further control as the central configuration hub for the platform.


We have discussed before 's wish to make the the control hub for users. With the next feature update following the Fall Creators Update, the company will move closer to that goal. Windows 10 build 17017 comes with abilities moved to the Settings app.

Specifically, current users can manage apps that run on startup through the Task Manager. With , that will change. While Microsoft is officially launching the Fall Creators Update tomorrow (Oct. 17), the company is already deep into development on its successor.

For the first time, the company has allowed Insiders to test the follow up branch with a Skip Ahead feature. This means some previewers are already seeing what Redstone 4 will offer. It seems at least one change will be Microsoft pushing Settings as the configuration center of the platform.

Microsoft has not even officially announced what Redstone 4 will become, and may not for some time. However, we expect this feature will make its way right through development and be on the final release.

The new menu path is Settings > Apps > Startup and it lets users simply toggle which apps to enable or disable. Sure, this is not vastly different from the Task Manager experience, so this really is just Microsoft placing more controls under one roof.

“The list of apps that are configured to run at startup or user log-in is currently maintained via the Startup tab in Task Manager. As part of our ongoing effort to consolidate our settings experience, now you can configure them in Settings!” Microsoft says.

Settings Over Control Panel

We wrote last year about Microsoft's plans to kill the Control Panel. It seems that goal is a long time in the making, but the company continues to make strides towards making Settings the control center of Windows 10.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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