Back in January, we reported on Sun Valley – an upcoming “surprising visual rejuvenation” of Windows 10’s user interface. This week, Windows Latest leaked new detail about its upcoming makeover: There’s a new set of icons in it.
C:\Windows\System32\Shell32.dllreplacing classic Windows icons dating back to the Windows 95 era.
The changes are surprisingly subtle. Most of the new icons are very similar to the nearly 30-year-old versions they replace. Older symbols like floppy disks and floppy disk drives persist in the new icon set – the visual style has been updated on these venerable references, but that’s about it.
Ironically, in the case of the floppy disk related icons, the equipment looks like: older. The discs in the older icons were inspired by the then 90’s equipment, but the replacement icons are more like late 70’s or very early 80’s equipment.
Windows 10 users can expect these and other visual updates from Sun Valley in Windows 10 21H2, slated for October. We expect a lot of rounded corners, file explorer icon improvements and updates to both the Start menu and the built-in applications in addition to the new icons shown here.
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