Microsoft is known for making new colorful icons for Windows 10X. The new icons were expected to be used in that special edition of the OS for dual-screen devices.Starting today, Microsoft is rolling out the new icons to Insiders in the Fast Ring of Windows 10.
The new icons have been initially found by enthusiasts, but recently Microsoft officially introduced them. With new icons, Microsoft pursuits a goal to develop a flexible and open design system to span a range of contexts, to signal innovation and change while maintaining familiarity for customers.
Also, Microsoft is trying to resolve Windows icon inconsistency, as it includes many icons from previous Windows versions, including Windows XP, Windows 2000, and even Windows 95. Certain icons, while being modern, just don't fit the design style of the OS.
The first wave of apps that are getting the new icons includes Calculator, Mail & Calendar, Alarms & Clock, Voice Recorder, Groove Music, and Movies & TV.
Also, the Mail icon has received an update. Check out the following screenshot, featuring the Mail 2020 icon on the left,
Here's version 2019 of the same icon:
Also, Microsoft is making similar colorful icons for their modern Office suite, Office 365, available by subscription and as an online app.
All the known icons are below.
Photos app (November 22, 2019)
The app has received a new colorful icon, will be available for both Core and Desktop editions of Windows 10.
For comparison, the older version looks as follows:
Note: Office Sway is a presentation program and is part of the Microsoft Office family of products. Sway was offered for general release by Microsoft in August 2015. It allows users who have a Microsoft account to combine text and media to create a presentable website.
Movies & TV
Snip & Sketch
Microsoft Planner has received a new icon, following the designs of icons for PowerPoint, OneNote, Calendar for Android, Teams, and Yammer.
MS Office icons
Mail and Calendar apps for Android
The next screenshot demonstrate the new Start Menu layout with a few new icons.
Source: Aggiornamenti Lumia.
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