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Microsoft changing it's mind on icons...

Post by bogs » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:08 am

You know, for years I hated that icons were moving towards flat, colorless monochrome, dull looking things that pretty much began to blur together making it actually more difficult and just plain ugly trying to differentiate between them, and often commented on that. I also know I'm not alone in that opinion, even Scott Rossi had something to say about it :D

Of course, I never participated in using such icons myself throughout that time period, and being a 'nix user, neither did my (OS + DM) of choice, although you certainly can achieve that look quite easily if you so desire it.

How funny I found it that MS, one of the largest pushers of that flat lifeless look, suddenly decided maybe it really *does* suck as much as I (and many others) have been saying.
https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/20/windows-10-icon-update/ wrote: Microsoft refreshed Office's icons last year, and now it's Windows 10's turn. The software giant is rolling out updates to the icons for Windows 10's core apps over the months ahead, starting with the Calendar and Mail apps in a new Release Preview for Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. The company's design team explained that it wanted to break away from the flat, colorless icons you see today in favor of ones that are at once more consistent with newer branding (including apps available beyond Windows) and different enough that you'll have an easier time finding the one you want.
Hopefully, now that the industry giant who pushed that for so long has decided maybe it wasn't so great, we can go back to not having our dev tools look like flat black rocks again too :D
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Re: Microsoft changing it's mind on icons...

Post by richmond62 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:40 am

Yup: Let's have the LiveCode coloured icons back.
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I objected at the time . . . but . . . 8)

Mind you, why we have to wait to follow Microsoft's lead escapes me. :evil:

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Re: Microsoft changing it's mind on icons...

Post by richmond62 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:59 pm

When LiveCode went "all monochrome" there was a whole lot
of stuff written about this being the "modern thang":

which, looking at Android, Macintosh, Windows, Linux distros with iconised window managers, iOS,
Haiku and so on was transitory at best, as we can see from Windows icons:
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Re: Microsoft changing it's mind on icons...

Post by FourthWorld » Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:54 pm

Hemlines...
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Re: Microsoft changing it's mind on icons...

Post by mwieder » Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:43 pm

I think when LC went all flat and featureless was when I switched the toolbar to display text only.
The black icons always made me feel something was wrong with my display.

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Re: Microsoft changing it's mind on icons...

Post by bogs » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:58 pm

FourthWorld wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:54 pm
Hemlines...
That anything like 'Hawlines' ? :D
mwieder wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:43 pm
The black icons always made me feel something was wrong with my display.
Sure you have 65,000 colors available, but we only feel the need for 3...
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Re: Microsoft changing it's mind on icons...

Post by richmond62 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:07 pm

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My hemline does NOT go up and down with fashion. 8)

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