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That's the direction I feel with most products. Underlying technology and the way it works remains the same while they create a nice little fancy wrapper on it to make it look new. Now they have become even more lazy. Just change the icon and users will be happy.
This trend is no different than people drooling over latest model of mobile phone which is somehow completely different in a good way from the previous model released 6 months ago. Oh, don't forget to get misty eyed looking at that notch.
We all need to stop downloading these "new" versions (wherever it is not downloaded automatically) and buying these new models.
As much as I think icon updates are non-events, in this case I welcome any change away from the endless "world of white" that currently exists on Windows (dark mode isn't the solution). Small improvement, but maybe a step back in the right direction.
This isn't the first time I mention that if MS "UX designers" had their way, Windows 10 wouldn't look any worse on CGA video cards, despite everybody now having the hardware that can produce, for all intents and purposes, more colors than the human eye can distinguish. I'm just hoping they keep bringing back a bit of color and this isn't the end of it...
I am using Win 10, backing up the results of an epic failure of a test I was running. Windows 10 has started to nag about compressed folders requiring the last disk of a multi volume set? I haven't seen that error since using the Dos version of Zip in the Win 3.1 days, maybe once in Win 98 when dealing with floppies... Never seen it since, I wonder if it's due to the files coming off a Wind River Linux box? Anyone else seen it?
Now it has finished copying it over the 'blessed' message box will not s*d off!
It's probably because they never cleaned up properly, when adding all the "Great! New! Features!" of winio, so they probably access a function for multi-disc zip files in a millennia-old library, without having fully disconnected it from another function (either in the same library or another), which is no longer in use -- so it won't go away because there's nothing to terminate it.
There are lots of such "added extras" in winio, which is why pop-ups, taskbars, and other basic screen objects sometimes behave oddly.
Remember: You are the tester.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
added extras? no. yet more proof it's built on top of the old code base.
(wasn't there some bug just last month that also was in every versions of windows up to 10 in which they admitted it was from some really old win2k code STILL used inside w10, and forgot who it was trying to convince me a month or so back that they had rewritten almost the entire thing.)