Windows 10 Mail app is receiving new Fluent Design improvements

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Windows 10's Mail app
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Microsoft at its Build 2018 developer conference revealed that
it is working on bringing new and updated Fluent Design to some
of its core application in Windows 10. While OneNote
application is soon expected to receive the new Fluent Design
elements, Microsoft is also testing the changes for Mail and
Calendar app.

Today the company announced that Windows 10 Mail app will now
be coming with the updated Fluent Design. The new density
elements are being implemented in the Windows 10 Mail app due
to an issue pertaining to the low resolution on some devices.
The low resolution results in users not being able to see more
than 6 emails at a time.

The number of emails visible varies depending on the device, if
the device is touch based then the number of visible emails is
some times more. The Mail app already supports three new
settings option – spacious, medium and compact.

With the help of the new option and the introduction of the new
Fluent Design density elements, users are now expected to see
26% more emails in a multi-line mode and 84% emails are visible
in a single line mode.

In the upcoming Windows 10 update, Microsoft plans to bring the
improved Fluent Design system which works across all the
devices including PCs and tablets. The company is also working
on a new command bar fly out the menu.

Microsoft demoed the new command bar fly out on the OneNote
application which also got the new Fluent Design density
elements. Microsoft is also introducing new transient UI
which will be available for automatic pop up menus. The
transient UI will not be applicable for pop-ups which are
manually closed by the users.

There are more Fluent Design density elements which are
expected to be made available for some of the other apps, and
it could be pushed out in the upcoming preview builds for
Insiders. These new changes include more simplified colour for
users, compact sizing and more.

The new Windows 10 Mail with updated Fluent Design is available
for download in the Microsoft Store. What do you think about
the Mail app for Windows 10? Let us know your thoughts in the
comments below.



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