The latest major update for Windows 10 will start to be rolled out this week and it is said to “transform the look and feel of Windows”.
Although it is only few months since the last major update, Microsoft has decided to make sweeping changes with Fluent Design.
A video that was released by Microsoft as a teaser suggests that some of the classic features may be about to be dropped.
Amongst the changes, the title bar will be made smaller with the minimise, restore/maximise and close buttons being simplified.
The window borders will also be dropped to give an all-round fresher feel.
The new minimalist Fluid Design is intended to look less cluttered and it was announced earlier this year, albeit under the name ‘Project Neon’.
“Fluent Design will deliver intuitive, harmonious, responsive and inclusive cross-device experiences and interactions,” said Terry Myerson, the executive vice president of Microsoft’s Windows and devices group, back in May.
“For developers, Fluent Design is built to help you create more expressive and engaging apps that work across a wide range of device and input diversity.”
The main goal of the latest update is to give a more consistent feel across all devices such as PCs, tablets and smartphones.
There will also be more animations and fewer static boxes bringing in a range of abstract “fundamentals” for Fluid Design such as: light, depth, motion, material and scale.
The first changes will appear with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update which will start being rolled out later this week.