Windows 10 Icons - You cannot be serious, Microsoft!

By on January 24, 2015 6:34:11 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums External Link

Leo the Lion

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http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-10-9926-here-are-the-new-icons

I'm flabbergasted!

All I can say is thank god for Iconpackager!

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January 24, 2015 6:47:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Agreed! 

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January 24, 2015 9:58:04 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

What the hell were they thinking??? My 3 year old would do better with her crayons!

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January 25, 2015 5:08:18 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

they (ms) did do better for windows 1.0 back in 1985, but the current offering is another BAD joke like widow HATE.

harpo the NON-subscriber

 

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January 25, 2015 6:13:17 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Those icons are truly ugly. Flat style? More like 'flat on its face' style. 

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January 25, 2015 6:21:18 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hmmm, can't see wot all the fuss is about, TBH.  Win 10 is free for users of 7 and 8... and if it's free, then the icons appearance become irrelevant... I mean, yer can't bitch about free, can yer!

It should be common knowledge that MS doesn't have a clue when it comes to the UI or aesthetics, so shouldn't this have been expected?

Besides, we WCers were always gonna replace the <insert expletive of choice here> regardless, so wots the diff?

So yeah, thank goodness for 'an updated' IconPackager in time for Win 10... hint, hint.

 

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January 25, 2015 6:57:24 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Yeah that's pretty bad. Preeeeeetty bad.

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January 25, 2015 7:01:31 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Actually, I've seen worse icons.... on a Mac

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January 25, 2015 7:54:01 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

So y'all finally starting to agree with me lol

 

Edit.

Gonna try to put together a complete set for my next release, it's just SO much work !

-If I do, it will go separate.

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January 25, 2015 8:17:33 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

IMO, everything about the whole modern/flat look is hideous. It reminds me of the interface of a child's play computer I saw back in the late nineties.

 

I guess they've decided to cut back on graphic artist costs.

 

If Win 10 allows skinning, I would buy a product that completely changes everything about the gui.

 

Hint and wink, SD....

 

 

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January 25, 2015 9:50:41 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Leo the Lion,

What the hell were they thinking??? A 3 year old would do better with crayons!

 

I couldn't agree more

 

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January 25, 2015 1:02:24 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Vampothika,


Quoting Leo the Lion,

What the hell were they thinking??? A 3 year old would do better with crayons!



 

I couldn't agree more

 

Sorry, but I have to disagree!  Nobody was thinking when those icons fell out of a Fisher Price box and landed on the GUI persons desk.

It was a case of: "Shit!  I can take the rest of the day off now."  And he/she went home without as much as another thought.

Cos really, had anybody at MS been thinking about those icons in any way, shape or form, they'd deserve a severe slap around the jowles with a wet kipper.

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January 25, 2015 1:40:16 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

i will reserve judgement until I can see them in context.

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January 25, 2015 2:01:45 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I dubbed the Windows 8 metro interface as the Fisher Price OS.  While they are returning to the older, more professional UI they obviously sitill like the kiddie icons.

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January 25, 2015 3:18:47 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

i actually like them.

 

fisher price os? that was xp

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January 25, 2015 6:09:23 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting MadDeez,

fisher price os? that was xp
I'd Love to see some of your work

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January 25, 2015 8:26:49 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

(Left) From my set in progress  (right) Windows 10

Hmmm....

 

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January 25, 2015 8:41:04 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I think I know where MS got the inspiration for it's icons.

 

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January 26, 2015 12:42:36 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting starkers,

can't see wot all the fuss is about, TBH. Win 10 is free for users of 7 and 8

No-one could be found who would pay for an OS with those icons...

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January 26, 2015 1:20:43 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Can someone shed some light to the clueless about why windows 10 is "free" to users of 7, and 8? Especially for 7? I must have missed a memo somewhere.

Yea, those icons are certified as FLAT. I guess style is out the proverbial window. I could understand if they are doing this for performance reasons, but most modern hardware could easily handle the VISTA icons. So what is it with this "euro look"?

 

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January 26, 2015 2:21:01 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Major Stress,

Can someone shed some light to the clueless about why windows 10 is "free" to users of 7, and 8? Especially for 7? I must have missed a memo somewhere.

MS announced a few days ago that users of Win 7, 8/8.1 and Windows Phone 8/8.1 would be able to upgrade to Win 10 for free within the 1st year of release.

Of course, it wasn't going to be that way to begin with... then somebody in 'Icons' at MS tipped out some Fisher Price toys on their desk and thought: "Oh goody, I can take the rest of the day off." well it became too late to change them, and thus it was decided Win 10 could NOT be sold [even to imbeciles] with such butt ugly icons.

It makes no difference to me.  I like Win 8 but the icons are crap.  I like Win 7 but the icons are crap.  I liked Vista, too, but the icons were crap... and I won't even mention XP, other than MS seems to be going the Fisher Price route again with Win 10.  Anyway, I'll still get Win 10 - all 4 copies cos I have 4 legit OSes that can be upgraded - because of the changes/improvements under the hood.  The GUI/icons are irrelevant... I have Stardock and Winstep toys to fix those.

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January 26, 2015 6:46:22 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting neone6,


Quoting MadDeez,

fisher price os? that was xp

I'd Love to see some of your work

 

what was that all about? i said xp was the fisher price os many, many years ago when i first discovered wb and stardockand was using mikeb314's tan & blue skin. neil wasn't even the main developer of wb back then. and what does wanting to see my work supposed to mean?

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January 26, 2015 7:01:34 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting MadDeez,

what was that all about?
Don't get your knickers in a twist Madeedz -We're only joking around about the new W10 Icons here and you said you liked them which obviously not many here do.

Just chill and go about your day

 

-I am sorry if I upset you.

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January 26, 2015 7:11:59 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

One of my 'earliest' forays into skinning was making icons for Gorin Desktop...a GUI for Dos.

It had a very limited [and odd] colour palette of 16 [no, not bit - hues].

It took a lot of effort to make something with a max of 16 colours and a grand total of 64 pixels even look halfway like anything at all ....but I bet mine were better than Win 10's ....

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January 26, 2015 7:55:40 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/+%28windows8++Style%29+0.1+Sigma+metro?content=167327

There are even  free themes for linux that look like MS but are indeed much better.The ugly gnome default theme is ten ways nice,r

And i do have to say that i did view everyone of the win 98 icons and they are much nicer than these.

We are back before win 3.11 with icon design  !! That can be. Hope resource hacker will work on windows 10.  That is a design catastrophe.

Hiope you design creative alternaitves. Thats schouldn`t be a problem.

The XP and vista icons design is good , the win 95 design functional at least but this is, argh better not say it.

regards bluedxca93

 

 

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January 26, 2015 8:16:32 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I could live with it if they were all flat (still beats the monochrome glyphs that they had in VS), but they aren't even consistent. Some are isometric (the computer) and some are mixed (network folder). Some aren't flat or isometric (the disc drive). Consistent look and feel is one of the key parts of UX.

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