Microsoft Previews New Visual Studio Code Icons

Posted on May 25, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Dev with 9 Comments

Back in April of this year, Microsoft started previewing a new icon for Visual Studio Code. The company started working on new icons for Visual Studio Code to make it consistent with its other new icons that follow the new Office brand design.

The company’s initial proposal for the new icons introduced improved accessibility and the ability to find the icons much more easily (thanks to the removal of the ribbon on the right side of the icon). The company also wanted to make the Visual Studio Code for Mac icon similar to the Visual Studio for Mac icon.

But some of that is now changing.

The new proposal changes something — like the color of the icon for Insiders, which had a shade of green that was very identical to Excel’s icon. The updated logo features a different shade of green that’s easier to differentiate. Microsoft is also sticking with one icon for all its platforms — so instead of unifying the Mac icons, it will simply have the exact same icon across all platforms, including Mac and Linux.

Microsoft plans to start rolling out the new icon next week to Insiders, and it will be able for regular users in early June. The new icon is already available for Insiders from here.

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