Windows 10 Insider Preview version 21343 reveals the first signs that Microsoft is preparing for a major design overhaul of the OS.
The code name for new Windows with a new interface is "Sun Valley"
And it happens in the form of completely new icons in the file explorer that do not remind much of what we have seen in Windows before, which in turn indicates a major overhaul, and it is always exciting.
As we announced in January this year:
"The Windows Core User Experiences team is building interfaces to Windows and Surface Hub customers around the world, and now we're looking for someone who can collaborate, be inclusive and be a customer-driven engineer to help us build the future of Windows Experiences!"
“I dette teamet vil du samarbeide med nøkkelplattformen vår, Surface, og OEM-partnere for å organisere og levere en omfattende visuell fornyelse av Windows-opplevelser for å signalisere til kundene våre at Windows er TILBAKE og sikre at Windows regnes som den beste brukeropplevelsen for kundene.”
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Do not install this trial version if you are playing
There have also been a number of bug fixes in 21343 of course, but note in particular, if you play, that games can crash, not save, and may not sync storage data across devices.
Here are the new icons in File Explorer:
Here is the new icon for photo folders:
Here are before and after photos of disks and the trash: