New Windows 10 build leaks with updated set of icons

By Scorpus
May 25, 2015
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  1. windows microsoft operating system windows 10 icons build 10125

    A new and as yet unreleased build of Windows 10 has leaked, bringing with it some visual changes and other improvements that are yet to make it to the official Insider Preview builds.

    Build 10125 is just a few build numbers ahead of the current official release (build 10122), so the main change that Microsoft has made relates to the icon set used throughout the OS. Rather than relying on the current icon set used in Windows 8.1, which itself is very similar to the set used with Windows 7 and Vista, Microsoft has now updated the icons to fit in with Windows 10's flatter visual design.

    You can compare Windows 10's new icons above with those included in Windows 8.1 below.

    Microsoft has also updated their new browser, Edge, in build 10125. Previously the browser was incapable of displaying full-screen content correctly, but in build 10125 that issue has been addressed. The browser also has an updated settings page featuring two panes, one for frequently accessed settings and another for advanced settings.

    As Microsoft moves closer to the release of Windows 10, it's unlikely the company will add in any more new features. At this stage, the operating system's developers are locked down and focused on fixing bugs and addressing any lingering issues with Windows 10, just a few months out from an expected launch.

    It's also worth noting that as Windows 10 build 10125 is an unofficial, leaked build, there could be some serious bugs included. If you do plan on installing this build, be warned that it may not function correctly, and it may require a full operating system re-install to return to the official preview builds of Windows 10.

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  2. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,813   +484

    The new icons should scale much better with high DPI screens.
  3. Strange, I have flat icons since older builds ago.
    Drag0nJake and DaveBG like this.
  4. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,813   +484

    I'm on 10122 and I also have flat icons, but it's not the ones in the picture. the new icons look much better and more clean.
  5. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,248   +220

    Originality in the UI world, so much of it, everywhere... oh wait nevermind.
  6. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,159   +198

    Floppy drive icon still exists?? :)
  7. Would be nice to get a icons that match themes. Or have an easy way to change icons. Used to like windowblinds and icon packager. But way too pricey for what it is. Just like to be able to customize everything.
  8. GHynson

    GHynson TS Rookie

    Windows still looks and feels like a bunch of 6 year olds designed it in a nursery.
    I'll stick with Win7.
  9. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 699   +58

    Windows 10 reminds me of Linux with the way it looks, very basic and simple. Probably because they want it to run on everything from a cellphone to a desktop.
  10. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    I am glad MS is giving Win 10 a fully new coat of paint. That is what I admired about Yosemite: its look was all new. Windows 8 should have had a new icon set, but hey, at least MS is taking initiative now.
    ddg4005 likes this.
  11. sadman3

    sadman3 TS Enthusiast Posts: 126

    Can you try one with a smaller DPI

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