With Windows 10, Microsoft is finally moving away from its Windows 95-era icons with a nice design refresh.
It only took 25 years…
The new icons are part of Microsoft’s “sweeping visual rejuvenation.” A few new system icons appeared back in March, with new File Explorer, folder, Recycle Bin, and disk drive icons.
Now, Windows Latest has spotted new icons for the hibernation mode, networking, memory, floppy drives, and much more as part of the shell32.dll file in preview versions of Windows 10. This file is a key part of the Windows Shell, which is responsible for a variety of dialog boxes throughout the operating system. And yes, this means you may never be asked again for a floppy disk drive when you try to update a driver.
Microsoft is working hard to improve consistency across its system and the visual changes are expected to appear in the Windows 10 21H2 update that is programmed for October.
Microsoft has so far revealed new system icons for Windows 10, alongside File Explorer icon improvements, and more colorful Windows 10 icons that appeared last year. Rounded corners will also be a big part of Sun Valley (the current code name for the new Windows 10), alongside changes to built-in apps and the Start menu.
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