Windows 10 icons are one of the sections that Microsoft will include in the great visual renovation that is developing for the fall update, version 21H2. Some of them date back to Windows 95, no less.
Microsoft began in 2017 with the implementation of the Fluent Desing design language to overcome the inconsistencies that from its very conception have weighed down the overall design and user experience of Windows 10. Known in its development as Project NEON, the language is based on five basic pillars, lightness, depth, motion, material, and scale.
Microsoft intends to apply it to all parts of the operating system and other major applications such as the Office suite or the Edge browser. In Windows 10 we have already been seeing it in the general interface, in the taskbar, in the start menu, or the applications. The renewal also affects the icons.
Last year Microsoft released a first set starting with those corresponding to the universal apps Mail and Calendar, Calculator, Groove Music, Movies and TV or Alarms and Clock. Along the same lines, Microsoft created another set for system tools, file explorer, control panel, and desktop elements.
It also included the system folders, disks, and some custom buttons like the new icon for the recycle garbage can. Or the floppy drive icon that has been present unchanged since Windows 95…
The new Windows 10 icon pack uses the Fluent Desing design and includes a new Segoe font. They are offered in several styles, combine butter with the dark theme and are undoubtedly more attractive than the current ones, leave behind the flat designs and dull colors and integrate better with the rest of the interface.
Microsoft will publish them in the final version of the fall update of Windows 10 (Sun Valley) and we also believe they are the ones used in Windows 10X because we have been seeing them in tests with this variant.
Those that have been published so far in the test versions, can already be tested by following the procedure that we offered you in this practical article. They have not integrated automatically as in the Insiders version, but you can install them manually to see them in the current versions of Windows 10 and really in any version of Windows. If you feel like trying them you know.