Redmond, We Have a Consistency Problem (Premium)

Now that most of the major issues with Windows 10 have been resolved, we can begin focusing on some less serious problems, like user interface inconsistency.

Let’s look at icons as an obvious example.

Here is my Windows 10 taskbar. As you can see, I pin a variety of applications to the taskbar, while that last icon, for Settings, is currently running but not pinned.

Of the 14 application icons you can see, only three---for Photoshop Elements (position 9), Photopea (10, a web app I’m currently testing), and Twitter (13) are not included in some way with Windows 10. So, there are 11 icons for applications there that ship with Windows 10.

By my count, there, are 8 distinct icon styles there between those 11 app icons. 8.

They are:

Windows 10-style, flat white ...

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