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Microsoft shares video showing off Windows 10's beautiful new Fluent Design System

Windows Contacts application showing the Fluent Design changes. (Source: Microsoft)
Windows Contacts application showing the Fluent Design changes. (Source: Microsoft)
With the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update due on the 17th of October, Microsoft has released a quick look at some of the beautiful Fluent Design changes which will be showing up on our PCs soon.

Microsoft’s Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 isn’t far from release, with rollout scheduled to start on the 17th of October. Some of the changes coming include Windows Timeline to help find documents and applications that were recently used, the ability to “continue on PC/phone” in specific programs, and OneDrive on demand showing the names and icons of files that are stored on OneDrive but not on the PC to minimise space used. However, the change that will be the most easily noticeable — and also likely to be the first thing that people spot — are the changes Microsoft made to the look of Windows as they implement the beginning stages of their new Fluent Design System.

While only the first two of five stages of Fluent Design are included, there is a change to the way in which button selections are highlighted, as well as a return of the “frosted glass” look which is more similar to Windows 7 than to the flat look of Windows 8 or 10. This frosted look was already showing on the recently renovated Calculator and Groove apps, but it will now be expanded to more Microsoft programs. It is also reminiscent of Arrow Launcher (and it’s replacement Microsoft Launcher) on Android.

Check out the video below for a quick look at some of the changes.

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Craig Ward, 2017-10-15 (Update: 2017-10-16)
Craig Ward
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I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.