Windows 10 Concept Reimagines File Association UI

It’s remarkable how all over the place is the user interface in Microsoft’s OS is. The refreshing new Windows 10 concept shows how an across the board streamlining of all elements might look.

Based on the Fluent Design system, which the software titan is currently developing, this concept shows just how important focusing on the little things is for the overall experience usage with the operating system.

A Reddit user published this visual makeover of the File Association dialog, which allows users to configure an installed application to handle certain file extensions.

Heavily used is the popular acrylic effect that is already available Windows 10 and it core apps.

Take a look:


As you can see, the design not only adds visual flair to this side of the OS, but the makeover also comes with features that are sure to come in handy for users. For example, the search bar at the top is something that should have been there from the very beginning.

Particularly considering the wide array of file formats that are now in use with the platform.

Then there are also details like the spacing between icons and the checkboxes below. All refinements that add to the experience, and what a company like Microsoft should be focused on.

Perhaps it will, as the Fluent Design is still being rolled out at a very slow pace. And things should pick up this year, as far as the integration of this new visual design system are concerned. But for the time being, all we have to go by are concepts like this.

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