Microsoft’s Windows 10 UI overhaul continues with new system icons

Microsoft’s Windows 10 UI overhaul continues with new system icons


Illustration by William Joel / The Verge

Microsoft is starting to modernize some of the basic parts of Windows 10 by improving the system icons that are available in the operating system. A new preview build of Windows 10 is rolling out to testers this week, and it includes system icons that now adhere to Microsoft’s Fluent Design style.

The new icons include a more rounded and simplified look, and are available as a new font — Segoe Fluent Icons. Microsoft has also updated its new taskbar widget with the new icons, providing a good look at how basic icon changes can modernize even the smallest parts of Windows.

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Some of the new system icons for Windows 10.

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