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Windows 10 is getting new File Explorer icons as part of a visual overhaul


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Microsoft is giving the File Explorer inside Windows 10 a visual overhaul with new icons. The software giant has started rolling out a test build of Windows 10 that includes changes to the system icons you’ll find in File Explorer, including the Recycle Bin, Documents folders, and devices like disk drives.

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1 hour ago, Diffident said:

Lipstick on a pig.

 

Why doesn't Microsoft just allow custimization of the UI?  There's a .dll theme patcher, but it's still limited and at times is over written during updates.

 

 

Would be nice if they did. Either they do not allow it due to possible issues with updates down the line, I mean let's fact it, MS has a good track record of borking their own OS. Or, they just do not foresee the overall need to allow it which is more likely. Most Windows users are your average joe who just wants it to work and has no interest in customizing or "playing" with it, no demand, no feature.

57 minutes ago, NavJack27 said:

i main the dev branch of windows 10. been doing it since insider was a thing.

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so far i'm digging the new icons

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I rather like the new look, granted I am not using it yet on my machine but so far the screenshots look appealing.

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3 hours ago, Diffident said:

Lipstick on a pig.

 

Why doesn't Microsoft just allow custimization of the UI?  There's a .dll theme patcher, but it's still limited and at times is over written during updates.

 

 

It's a security thing. On windows 8 this was an big issue, lot of people used programs to add a replacement start button back in and with that came a lot of virus issues. It wasn't too often that I encountered customers with viruses on windows 8 machines but almost without exception it was always accompanied by a UI alteration.

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On 3/27/2021 at 1:24 PM, UltraMega said:

It's a security thing. On windows 8 this was an big issue, lot of people used programs to add a replacement start button back in and with that came a lot of virus issues. It wasn't too often that I encountered customers with viruses on windows 8 machines but almost without exception it was always accompanied by a UI alteration.

That's because the only way to change the UI is to use some sort of "patcher" that could be doing other things than changing the UI.  If they used a .css filie that wouldn't happen.  It would be user editable and easy to share.... you can see that it's not doing anything sketchy. 

 

This is a small sample of a Gnome Shell theme.  It's no different than a web site .css file.

 

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#appMenu {
  spinner-image: url("common-assets/misc/process-working.svg");
  spacing: 4px;
  padding: 0 8px; }
  #appMenu .label-shadow {
    color: transparent; }

.aggregate-menu {
  min-width: 23.5em; }
  .aggregate-menu .popup-menu-icon {
    padding: 0 4px; }

.system-menu-action {
  padding: 13px;
  color: #f6f6f4;
  border-radius: 32px;
  /* wish we could do 50% */
  border: 1px solid transparent; }
  .system-menu-action:hover, .system-menu-action:focus {
    transition-duration: 100ms;
    padding: 13px;
    color: #f6f6f4;
    background-color: transparent;
    border: 1px solid #C87200; }
  .system-menu-action:active {
    color: #ffffff;
    background-color: #C87200;
    border: 1px solid #C87200; }
  .system-menu-action > StIcon {
    icon-size: 16px; }

 

 

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