It’s been almost a year since we first reported on Microsoft’s efforts to separate the Windows 10 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 Settings app. 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.
This is how Control Center settings look like as of now, not a whole lot to say about this. Would be nice if we finally got the feature after it existing since at least mid RS2. pic.twitter.com/4r59SziryV
— Albacore (@thebookisclosed) April 23, 2018
Users can still expand the Control Center for a larger view which shows clearer labels for Quick Action buttons.
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 Redstone 5.