Technology Microsoft is finally ditching its Windows 95-era icons
Ten Windows 10 network commands everyone one should know
There are basic Windows 10 network commands, entered from the command prompt, everyone should be able to use for troubleshooting network connection problems. SEE: Checklist: Securing Windows 10 systems (TechRepublic Premium)Windows 10 network commands everyone one should knowThe quickest way to get to the command prompt in Windows 10 is to use the Windows Key + R keyboard combination to reach the Run dialog box. Type "cmd" and press Enter to load the command prompt.1. PingOf all the Windows 10 network commands, Ping is probably the one almost everyone knows about and has used before.
Microsoft is finally preparing to refresh its Windows 95-era icons. The software giant has been slowly improving the icons it uses in Windows 10, as part of a “sweeping visual rejuvenation” planned for later this year. We saw a, with new File Explorer, folder, Recycle Bin, disk drive icons, and more. Microsoft is now planning to refresh the Windows 95-era icons you still sometimes come across in Windows 10.
new icons for the hibernation mode, networking, RAM sticks, floppy drives, and much more as part of the shell32.dll file in Windows 10. This DLL is a key part of the Windows Shell, which surfaces icons in a variety of dialog boxes throughout the operating system. It’s also a big reason why Windows icons have been so inconsistent throughout the years. Microsoft has often modernized other parts of the OS only for an older app to throw you into a dialog box with Windows 95-era icons from shell32.dll.
Microsoft drops Windows 10X before it ever launched
Windows 10X is likely not ever coming to market. Instead, Microsoft is putting its efforts into the 'new Windows' it is building around the 'Sun Valley' interface, according to a new report.Microsoft's ever-expanding lineup of Surface PCs now covers a wide range of hardware factors and price points. Here's a field guide for sorting out which Surface PC should be on your shortlist.
Hopefully this also means Windows will never ask you for a floppy disk drive when you dig into Device Manager to update a driver. That era of Windows, along with these old icons, has been well and truly over for more than a decade now.
All of this work to improve the consistency of Windows is part of Microsoft’s design overhaul to Windows 10, codenamed Sun Valley. The visual changes are expected to appear in the Windows 10 21H2 update that should arrive in October. Microsoft has not officially detailed its Sun Valley work, but a job listing earlier this year teased a “.”
Microsoft has so far revealedfor Windows 10, alongside File Explorer icon improvements, and more colorful that appeared last year. will also be a big part of Sun Valley, alongside changes to built-in apps and the Start menu.
We’re expecting to hear more about Sun Valley at Microsoft’s Build conference later this month, or as part a.
Windows 11 previews: Here are the new hardware requirements for your PC .
Microsoft will start testing Windows 11 with Windows Insiders next week and is enforcing these new hardware requirements for the new version of Windows.Microsoft has geared Windows 11 to enterprise with hybrid working environment, added a few new security features and centered the Start menu. The company has been focusing on the post-pandemic hybrid workplace, which fits neatly into its new product releases around Windows, Microsoft 365, Azure, and Microsoft Defender for Endpoint for all operating systems.