I like it. Microsoft has taken the wraps off of the new official icon for Windows Terminal, an upcoming tool that the company announced at the BUILD developer conference this year.
And it is due out in preview later this summer.
In case you are not aware of Windows Terminal, this new addition to the platform is designed to completely overhaul the command line in Windows 10. It will offer user all the benefits of the three command tools in the operating system, under one roof.
Namely, Command Prompt, PowerShell, and WSL.
The Redmond company announced this new tool with much fanfare in May, at its developer event, and since then, Windows Terminal has managed to generate quite a lot of excitement amongst the user base. Developers, in particular, eagerly await its debut.
But before that momentous event transpires, though, the software titan continues to test out Windows Terminal. As part of this testing, the company has revealed the official icon that the app will be using when it goes live in the coming months.
This is how it looks:
Not too dissimilar to the modern approach that Microsoft has taken for its latest icons. It is based on the Fluent Design system, the updated design language that the company is pursuing, while also coming with hints of other changes that may be in store for more applications across Windows 10.
Anybody up for rounded corners?
As the photo above shows, Microsoft seems to be giving up on sharp corners in favor or rounded ones in the OS, which have been part of the platform since the Metro UI eons back.
Not a bad approach, though not everyone will be keen on it.
But the more important thing is that the company is going for a consistent look and feel — and this is something that has been missing overall from products carrying the Microsoft logo. Companies like Apple and Google have made great strides on this front, and it is now time for Microsoft to follow suit.
As for Windows Terminal, it is already available on GitHub.
You will need to manually compile it, though, if you want to give it a try before the public launch of the preview version.