Windows 10 UI update seems like return to Windows 7 rounded styling

Posted on Thursday, Jan 21 2021 @ 15:14 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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One of the criticisms often heard about the Windows 10 user interface is that there's no consistency. Depending on how deep you dig into the operating system, you're bound to come across a lot of legacy components that use styling from various older versions of Windows.

Microsoft is now tinkering with the Windows 10 user interface again, a project known as "Sun Valley". The result of this redesign is expected to be introduced in Fall 2021 but Windows Latest discovered GitHub material that provides some clues about which direction the operating system is taking.

The site notes the design style of returning to the rounded corners that were seen during the Windows 7 and Vista era. This style will be used for app menus and the company will also ditch sharp corners for Windows 10 application windows:
Based on these mock-up screenshots, it is clear that the tech giant is betting big on ’rounded corners’ to change the interface of the OS and return to design style previously seen during Windows 7 and Vista eras.

In addition to these app menus, Microsoft is also planning to ditch sharp corners for Windows 10 app windows. For example, Settings, Music, Photos, and other inbox apps could soon ditch traditional sharp corners for rounded corners.
W10 Sun Valley mockup

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