Action Center to get rounded corners and new design elements


Vlad Turiceanu
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Windows 10's Action Center shows off design changes

Microsoft takes another step in the process of redesigning the visual look of Windows 10 by making some changes to the Action Center.

Microsoft is working on a major Windows 10 UI overhaul

It’s a known fact for some time now that the big M is trying to get rid of the controversial Metro UI, and the first step into that direction is rounded corners instead of sharp-edged ones.

Windows 10‘s UI overhaul was first revealed with Windows 10 build 18947, which was accidentally pushed by Microsoft to Insiders, despite not being ready yet.

With this build, some design changes involving the Start Menu and the Action Center surfaced up. action center design leaked

The leaked Control Center and Notification Center show a new UI approach and a modern look, leaving Metro UI behind.

Action Center design changes are a work-in-progress

It’s worth noting that this fresh new look isn’t final yet, as Microsoft will most certainly adjust and tune every little thing so that the changes blend flawlessly into Microsoft’s Fluent Design overhaul.

Although not ready yet, the rounded corners surrounding all the elements show that the company is trying to be consistent with the new design and not repeat the mistakes of the past.

Of course, the new look created a lot of controversy among Windows 10 users. Except some contradictory opinions, the major part of the community likes the new look:

This actually isn’t half as ugly as I expected. Love the rounded corners and that it doesn’t fill up the whole screen if not required

As you can see from the leaked screenshot, for now the interface seems to be optimised for the light theme of Windows 10, but the same changes will probably come to the dark theme, as well.

The new UI is expected to officially come with Windows 10 20H1 in the spring of 2020, but the release date may vary according to the development and testing involved.

What do you think about the new Windows 10 UI?