…Microsoft sets to change every icon on Windows even at a slow pace.
Microsoft’s “sweeping visual rejuvenation” campaign sets to change every icon on Windows even at a slow pace. The current Windows 10 has featured these new icons — in March, the software company rolled out new looks of its default icons, including, folder, disk drive icons, new File Explorer, and Recycle Bin, etc.
These icons depict the capability a PC is programmed to function, while there are several other icons design by Microsoft — other icons that have existed since the ’95 era are expected to look like the current design of these tech compatibles such as drives, printer, monitors, etc. You’re likely to come across new designs whenever you try to change your default icon.
While sourcing for more icons (C:\Windows\System32\shell32.dll) — tracing this link, the landing page reveals other newly updated icons the software company plans to completely rejuvenate all prior to the end of the year. Other new icons including, printer, hibernation mode, monitor, networking, memory, globe/earth, floppy drives, clipboard, and many more.
The Windows Shell represents a dialog box that is characterized by diverse icons according to the nature of their function programmed in the operating system — while DLL is the key to access this enlisted dialog box (shell32.dll). Overtime, these icons did not correspond to the previously updated icons on the home screen while other icons in shell32.dll looked like icons designed in the ’95 tech era.
It has been a decade from now for Microsoft to modify the entirety of its icons. Nonetheless, you’re expected to see a drive instead of the old school floppy disk or the new design of a clipboard instead of the previous icon. Microsoft seems to overhaul its operating system which portrays the company’s consistency in the tech game. The tech company dubbed this visual change campaign “Sun Valley.”
Although, during its visual icon sweep rejuvenation campaign, Microsoft did not fully detail the content of its Sun Valley project. Still, these new icons are expected to roll out alongside the Windows 10 21H2 update that sets to come out towards the end of 2020.
After these icons are updated in October, the entire Microsoft icon, including the startup menu to the un-ending shell32.dll dialog icon list. Aside from Microsoft’s icons, they also made changes in several default apps such as its Web browser and its apps in the gallery folder.