Design inconsistency was one of the major issues where Microsoft has always faced backlashes. It seems like 2021 is finally the year the Redmond giant will bring some serious changes across its operating system. Microsoft is planning a visual overhaul across the UI of Windows 10.
According to the documentation published by Microsoft, apps on the Microsoft Store will also need to follow new UI guidelines. The documentation shows changes in ListView, GridView, buttons, and other elements in their non-resting state (selected, on hover, etc.) ListView, GridView, buttons, and other elements in their non-resting state (selected, on hover, etc.)
“The new design will bring XAML Windows apps on par with existing web and mobile apps while looking familiar on Windows”, according to new documentation.
However, one thing to note is that these design guidelines are just in testing stage and they may or may not be implemented by Microsoft. However, its high time Windows 10 needs a visual overhaul and this year we shall be hopefully seeing it.