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    • #1962403 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      Apparently the “Sets” feature (which adds mixed-use tabs to every Windows window) appears in parts of the latest beta test version of the early-2020 v
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    • #1962433 Reply

      abbodi86
      AskWoody_MVP

      It’s called Windows for a reason, Tabs will disvow that 😀

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    • #1962468 Reply

      anonymous

      Once again MS it’s too much of the feature creep and too little of the QA/QC for what’s already in Windows 10 that’s the problem.

      It’s time for a design freeze and more bug/regression and stability testing.

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      warrenrumak
      AskWoody Plus

      IMO Sets is one of those nice fluffy features that Microsoft shouldn’t be working on until they’ve nailed a lot more of the basics, like finishing the transition away from Control Panel.

      That said, at least we’re getting tabbed console windows with the new Windows Terminal.

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      • #1962660 Reply

        Tom-R
        AskWoody Plus

        … like finishing the transition away from Control Panel.

        Personally, I’d prefer to see MS abandon that “transition”.  Control Panel had all the system settings together in one single window (at least when viewed by icons, not categories).  A single click took you to whatever setting you wanted to view or change.   With their Win 10 move to “Settings” instead, MS forces users to mouse around from one window to another just to locate the setting that’s needed (assuming that they haven’t removed it altogether).  Control Panel was much more intuitive and straightforward.

        But of course, for MS to justify their “Windows as a Service” concept they feel the need to keep screwing with the GUI, regardless of whether or not it makes any sense, or helps make life easier (or harder) for the user.  Maybe if they left the GUI alone and focused more on the underlying nut and bolts of the OS they’d end up with a more stable and secure product — one that didn’t need dozens of updates each and every month.

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          rc primak
          AskWoody_MVP

          Last I knew, “GodMode” still works.  Talk about everything all in one place!

          And the idea isn’t to mouse around from settings pane to settings pane. Use Cortana Search, restricted to local search, and any setting that exists can be brought up, if you can figure out a keyword in its name.

          For my money, tabs beats sets. Multiple desktops work much better. (Remember, I’m a Linux user primarily.) And get rid of that Facebook-style Timeline! It doesn’t even clear when you use Storage Sense. How idiotic is that!

          -- rc primak

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