Updated Windows 10 Settings app surfaces with sleek header
Microsoft is testing a revised Windows 10 Settings app, featuring an all-new header.
Microsoft is testing a fresh take on Windows 10's integrated Settings app, with a new header propagating among select Insiders. Surfacing across PCs running this week's latest Fast Ring release, Build 18298, the menu brings a sleek at-a-glance display of key Windows information.
The new header highlights the user's connected Microsoft account, alongside ties to Windows Update, and the Your Phone mobile companion. As reported by OnMSFT, a variant of this header is also circulating with a Microsoft Rewards shortcut, showcasing current total earnings. We're yet to see the feature in action, though Windows Central reader, Kenneth, showed us what it offers.
Installed new build and settings looks like this now, I don't recall seeing this in the blog post for todays build. I kinda like it @Daniel_Rubino pic.twitter.com/sKm7xgBEfaInstalled new build and settings looks like this now, I don't recall seeing this in the blog post for todays build. I kinda like it @Daniel_Rubino pic.twitter.com/sKm7xgBEfa— K-Moody (@Kmoody2003) December 11, 2018December 11, 2018
It already changed again, rewards now (buttons are clickable). #Windowsinsiders pic.twitter.com/0pvClnS1ArIt already changed again, rewards now (buttons are clickable). #Windowsinsiders pic.twitter.com/0pvClnS1Ar— Florian (@flobo09) December 12, 2018December 12, 2018
Further improving Settings navigation, this presents shortcuts to the essentials, with a neat dynamic edge. With the header seemingly in A/B testing, requirements are unclear, meaning you'll likely need to wait for a potential wider rollout.
Have you received the newly-updated Settings interface? Let us know in the comments section.
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Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.