Draw big cakes to make you play? Talk about the design of Windows 10″s the wrong version.”

Nearly six years after the release of Windows 10, there are still many questionable questions. Every time Microsoft gave the effect map, see is so tall, can return to the reality … This is clearly “painting a big cake”! Want to know how many “wrong-” designs there are in Win10? Follow the editor-in-chief.

What a cool picture! Unfortunately, it’s just an effect map.

No1. Edge browser.

Edge is one of the few components in Windows 10 that users have praised, powerful and fast. One difficult problem, however, is that, despite the fact that the new UI is not using Microsoft’s latest Fluent Design design language, the new UI is instead modelled on the old version.

At the same time, Microsoft officials have also said that the new Edge will not use The Fluent Design. That’s somewhat interesting, why is Edge so ostracized Design Fluent? I’m afraid the answer is only Microsoft’s own know!

Edge is powerful, but UI…

Previously, the Edge browser UI design moved closer to Fluent Design, and the visuals were clearly more harmonious than they are now.

NO2. Start menu.

The start menu is a big part of Windows 10, and from start to finish, it’s all about moving everyone together. The current start menu has been improved several times, but the UI is “getting more and more messy.”

Tiles of various colors are stitched together with blocks of color, but instead of a “colorful” feeling, they give a great deal of visual pressure – it’s hard to look at the chaos and find something.

And with the Windows 10 2.0 layout of the constant change, the old menu with new icons, the effect is even worse, born it into a “big mess”!

Very obscure start menu UI.

Fortunately, Microsoft still gave us a little hope. In the latest version of Windows 10 Dev, Microsoft is testing a new menu UI. The new UI moved away from the previous color block design in favor of the same shade style.

Compared with the old version, the new UI is not only more refreshing, but also well adapted to the dark color mode of Windows 10, which is also left to us a little bit of thought!

The new start menu for the Dev version is currently available.

NO3. Explorer.

In addition to the menu, Explorer is the same as God. Despite years of being around, Microsoft doesn’t seem to have plans to “get rid of” the first-in-use built-in component.

Look at the other modules, have started the UWP transformation process, but the explorer side but no movement.

Of course, this Fluent Design is not just for good-looking, for touch-screen users, can greatly improve the friendliness and operating experience!

Oh, spit it again, the dark color pattern, the current version of the design … I can’t bear to look straight!

Explorer is the most important place to modify (left: dark mode Right: normal mode)

According to Microsoft’s Fluent Design design specification, this is what Windows 10 Explorer should look like.

NO5. Powershell.

Powershell is an upgraded version of the Command Prompt (CMD), and Microsoft has high hopes for it. Powershell has a lot of stronger places than the previous CMD.

For example, more standardized command syntax, multi-command combination, fully compatible CMD commands, support certificate/firewall processing, left-click direct selection, right-click direct paste, etc. , are unique to it.

现版Windows 10自带的Powershell

However, if you look at the previous Microsoft design, you will know how far the gap between the current version and it is. Fluent Design’s glass-glass background, one-click theme color change, multi-label management, adaptive light/dark theme… The problem is, this is still only a concept map, in fact, the line does not know what year and month, dare to ask Microsoft you can not fool!

Microsoft concept map, brilliant!

NO6. Calendar.

Windows 10 calendars have always been popular with users, powerful, and automatically synced with other terminals. However, like the previous few components, the current calendar is also used a few years ago design, style is not to say, operating habits also have a lot of things to improve.

Earlier this year, Microsoft briefly released a preview calendar that dramatically adjusts the interface UI and operating logic. Small editor has tried a few times, the experience is really good.

Curiously, since that hit, Microsoft has never mentioned the new calendar, and even a later preview has cancelled the new version of the portal. So much so that it became the only screenshot in the small hard drive – only on behalf of it has appeared, when to come again is not known!

A comparison of Microsoft’s Windows 10 interface when it first promoted Fluent Design is two different things.

NO7. Your cell phone.

“Your phone” is also Microsoft’s most important play in 2020, to know that multi-ended synchronization has always been the ultimate goal of Windows 10, not to mention the old rival Apple has been doing a good job in this regard!

However, this is such a play, for us, but it is always difficult to achieve. Either there are requirements for the phone’s brand or restrictions on the underlying modules (for example, Android phones must have Google Play Services). It is these two seemingly simple requirements, but the vast majority of domestic mobile phone users isolated.

Don’t toss your phone a once, you’re not eligible to experience this “tall” feature. So a service that originally looked very promising, instantly turned into chicken ribs in general, and how to fight the opponent!

Microsoft’s play – “your phone”, always look very good, the realization is very difficult!

Microsoft gave the “your phone” concept map, but for the vast majority of domestic mobile phone users, can only look!


NO8. Volume panel.

Fluent Design has a long way to go, and in the case of this volume panel, Microsoft has released previews more than once, but… It’s just a preview every time. Unlike traditional desktop systems, Windows 10 has been positioned as a multi-purpose operating system from the start of its career. This means that you have to meet the needs of both key mouse users, but also the experience of touch-screen users.


From the concept diagram provided by Microsoft, the new interface takes care of both, whether it’s a more touch-friendly slider adjustment or an integrated music Mini Bar, providing a better and smoother operating experience for users. However, as in the previously released preview, when this will come true is also an unknown! After all, Microsoft drew the “pie”, nor this one two!

write at the end.

With the update of Windows 10 system over the past few years, the operating system has been relatively functional. Even many of the previous must-have software are being replaced by Windows 10’s built-in features. However, the design of the UI has been like a disk sand, not only the style wavering, modules and modules are also very different styles, it is hard to believe that this is from the same software manufacturer’s products.

As the world’s top software manufacturers, Microsoft’s progress in this area can also be described as “squeezed toothpaste”, a simple icon change, it will take months or even half a year.

Cool-looking Windows 10 2.0 icon, seemingly simple deployment can take months!

In fact, the problem of Windows 10 does not come from technology, but precisely because of Microsoft’s own management. Products lack positioning, lack of continuity of functionality, lack of unity in ui, lack of logic in interaction. It was this seemingly unobtrusion that ultimately led to Windows 10 today.

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