Bengaluru, NFAPost: Microsoft has gradually started to revamp its Windows 10 design interface with visually-appealing, new system icons. A new Windows 10 preview build is being rolled out to testers some time later this week as Microsoft is slowly adapting the newer Fluent Design style for its desktop UI.
Windows 10 System Icons – Design Overhaul
This comes in as a welcome change to all Windows enthusiasts who are yearning to move away from the traditional design builds of classic Windows 95-style icons. In other words, we could see a well-rounded and simplified look with the new system icons in Windows 10.
As The Verge reports, these system icons will be available in the form of a new font – Segoe Fluent Icons. Microsoft has also thrown in a new taskbar widget alongside the new icons to provide a necessary facelift and modernise the ageing Windows 10 operating system.
It may be recalled that Microsoft had pushed a few colourful iterations of its Windows icons last year while also adopting a more streamlined Start Menu.
Windows 10 UI Refresh
A complete visual overhaul of Windows, codenamed Sun Valley, is also on the cards as Microsoft plans to bring in several years of visual overhauls to the Windows OS with drastic UI changes accompanying its Fluent Design makeover.
Consequently, Microsoft is expected to bring wholesale changes to the Windows Start Menu, File Explorer and built-in apps as part of the upcoming UI refresh. In other words, we could see several interactive elements like controls, buttons, and sliders in apps getting a design overhaul.
Several of the classic design elements and ancient icons from Windows-95 era are likely to be dropped to make way for a consistent and seamless look of Windows 10 in the near future.
Chromebooks to Get Windows 10X
In related news, Chromebook devices are touted to get a special iteration of Windows called “Windows 10X”, which will feature a new Start menu with a plethora of UI changes including new Wi-Fi controls, a redesigned notification center and more. Overall, it is expected to be a more simplified version of Windows.
Microsoft has maintained its secrecy about the forthcoming iteration of Windows 10X as the company didn’t reveal anything at the recently held Ignite conference. Nevertheless, Microsoft’s head of Windows and devices, Panos Panay, confirmed that some interesting news will soon be on its way.
“I haven’t talked about the next generation of Windows, and what’s coming next,” said Panay during an Ignite session earlier this week.
“I’m so pumped. The future of Windows is incredible, but we’re here today to talk about Windows 10.”