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Microsoft’s Hidden Windows 10 Control Center Could Arrive with Redstone 5

Microsoft is still working on the Control Center settings hub for Windows 10, although it remains hidden. Insiders can access it by using Mach2 software.


It's been almost a year since we first reported on 's efforts to separate the Action Center from the Notification Center. Through a new Control Center, the company wants users to have easier management of what they see and interact with.

While news on the Control Center has been scarce, Microsoft has been working on it behind the scenes. Lucan on Twitter has posted a screenshot of the Control Center running on Windows 10. It is worth noting the feature is currently hidden and to access it users must run Mach2 software.

The center gives easier access to numerous settings without having to go into the actual Windows . If you check out the screenshot above, you can see which settings are available. For example, Color Profile, Connections, and Location toggles are all available.

The new Control Center brings a new experience to Windows 10. Microsoft has moved the Quick Action buttons into a dedicated panel that can be accessed via the settings cog in the taskbar.

Users can still expand the Control Center for a larger view which shows clearer labels for Quick Action buttons.

Streamlining Settings

What's important with the Control Center is that users can remove or add elements, so they only have the settings they want. This streamlined ability is easy to use as settings elements can be dragged and dropped.

While Microsoft has discussed this feature before, the company still keeps it hidden. It is clear the company is still working on the hub, but we expect to see it reach Windows Insiders eventually. The one question now is whether Microsoft can get the Control Center to users for the release of .

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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