Settings app to get a big overhaulThe current Settings panel from Windows 10 dates back to Windows 8. Almost nine years ago, Microsoft introduced the modern Settings app. It was a premature release as the Settings app wasn't ready yet, the software giant promised it would be gradually improved and would keep the old Control Panel around "until the Settings app is developed."
Fast forward more than eight years and the Settings app is still a mess -- the most advanced options are still nowhere to be found. A couple of settings were moved every year, but overall Microsoft pretty much neglected this area of Windows 10.
Windows Latest reports Sun Valley will include a big overhaul for the Settings app. It's getting a makeover based on Microsoft's new design language, which will result in colorful icons and support for dark mode.
Microsoft is working on new icons for various core options within the Settings app. The idea is to give options like Windows Update in Settings app a lick of Fluent Design paint and add colour to the otherwise rather bland and flat-looking system accent-based icons which are currently in place.The Settings app will get new operating system customization options, but overall it seems it won't be radically different to the existing version in terms of functionality.
The Settings app itself won’t be radically different to the existing version, but it does spice things up with some colourful icons, a reorganized layout. Like Control Panel, the Settings app will also get a navigation menu with all the primary options like Updates & Security, Personalization, Bluetooth, etc on the left side.