Rumours and references within the preview builds have revealed
that Microsoft is in the process of overhauling the Windows 10
The rumours first surfaced online when
Microsoft added modern icons to their first-party apps and
launched a slightly improved version of Start Menu with
What we didn’t know is that the company could actually improve
the user interface of the built-in Settings by bringing rounded
corners. The aesthetic update to Windows 10 Settings UI was
discovered on a popup posted to Microsoft’s Tips app and it’s a
very subtle update.
Remember that these screenshots are mockup posted by Microsoft
in the Windows 10’s Tips app. Based on the build number
highlighted above, it looks like these concepts were posted a
few weeks or months ago, but only discovered today by one of
As you can see in the above screenshot, the redesigned Settings
app sports a new icon that is based on Microsoft’s Fluent
Design language. In addition, it has more vivid colours
compared to the current design, which looks flat and dull.
If you look closely at the above image, you’ll notice how the
app window and ‘Check for updates’ button have slight curves at
each corner. Now compare that with the screenshot of the
current Settings app, which has sharp corners and buttons, and
you might find the mockup attractive if you like rounded
In the above design mockup, Settings app has only received
subtle tweaks with rounded edges, but the changes are enough to
give Windows 10 a modern appeal that better matches Microsoft’s
new WinUI and Fluent Design approach.
There’s also a screenshot of Windows Search with translucent UI
As we noted at the outset, there’s no clue as to when Microsoft
published this design tweak and we couldn’t find any similar
mockups when we checked other pages within the Tips app.
These mockups at least give us a closer look at the ideas that
Micorosft might be considering internally.
Thanks, Divi for the tip!