Windows 10 upcoming changes include new icons, animations, and tweaks

Latest internal build (10537) of Windows 10 shows new icons, improvements context menus, and new animations for Windows Store apps, changes the company will likely be releasing with Threshold 2 in November.

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Since the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft has been proactively working and releasing a number of updates to improve and tweak its operating system. Windows Insiders are also already testing some of the changes coming later this year in Windows 10 “Threshold 2” update, but today an internal build shows that Microsoft is further refining Windows 10’s user-interface with new icons and various tweaks.

On a new internal build 10537, which isn’t too far apart from the latest Windows 10 build 10532, shows a new set of new icons to continue replacing the old icons inside the operating system. You’ll notice these new icons on Device Manager, Control Panel, and on various other setting sections.

Microsoft is also updating its context menus with a new grey foreground color, instead of just pure white. The new changes will certainly help those people who aren’t happy about the bright light colors, but it seems that there is not an option to let users decide which color they want to use in the context menus.


Another change includes the return of the window animations for Windows Store apps, which means that in future updates all apps — traditional and modern — will have the same open and close animations you see today in desktop apps.

While the software giant hasn’t officially talked about the new changes, we’re expecting to see these tweaks and more on the upcoming release of Windows 10 “Threshold 2”, which will likely roll out sometime in early November.

Source WinBeta, @Cadenzza

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