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  1. Nishad Thakur's Avatar
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    here is the proof that microsoft wants us to forget the battery life of our phone so they made this smaller battery icon
    the another attachment is also the same but on true scale
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    Kram Sacul, wpn00b and xandros9 like this.
    06-26-2015 12:52 PM
  2. spicypadthai's Avatar
    Yeah, it's much smaller in 10149, even compared to earlier TP builds. Text on the lock screen is also smaller.
    06-26-2015 01:36 PM
  3. ncbartschi's Avatar
    What's more amusing is that the charging symbol on the battery icon looks like it takes up a whopping 3 pixels.
    06-26-2015 01:42 PM
  4. AFransella's Avatar
    Given the horrific battery drain of the WM10 builds so far I can't blame them for wanted us not to know. With that said, it's fricking annoying and it looks ugly.
    korg250 and white_Shadoww like this.
    06-26-2015 02:26 PM
  5. jojoe42's Avatar
    I find this rather amusing. Maybe they've decreased the size of the battery icon because you'll get worse battery life on an insider preview, and when the final release comes out it'll go back to normal size again :P
    06-26-2015 04:19 PM
  6. Nishad Thakur's Avatar
    I find this rather amusing. Maybe they've decreased the size of the battery icon because you'll get worse battery life on an insider preview, and when the final release comes out it'll go back to normal size again :P
    hope so
    06-27-2015 03:55 AM
  7. a5cent's Avatar
    hope so
    I think you missed the sarcasm.

    Anyway. I have pretty good eyes. I tend to setup my systems using smaller fonts than anyone else I know. Even I find the loading symbol next to the battery icon ridiculously small. Even the battery icon itself is getting too small to differentiate between 1/2 and 1/3 charge remaining.

    I think most of you are far too imaginative in your suspicions however. I suspect this is just a bug. Maybe the guy responsible for this part of the OS is testing this on nothing but a L1520, where the large screen brings the status symbol back up to a normal size. I have no idea if that's actually what is going on, but it seems to be a far more likely explanation.
    wpn00b, korg250 and Dan Harris like this.
    06-27-2015 04:07 AM
  8. Asskickulater's Avatar
    I find this rather amusing. Maybe they've decreased the size of the battery icon because you'll get worse battery life on an insider preview, and when the final release comes out it'll go back to normal size again :P
    Or maybe its a placeholder while they think of a new one.
    06-27-2015 04:08 AM
  9. anon(5969054)'s Avatar
    The new flagships will have endless battery life and that's why the icon gets smaller and smaller and will finally disappear. Got it from a trusted source.
    Martsicky, Myrkur, wpn00b and 1 others like this.
    06-27-2015 04:13 AM
  10. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    I personally think it's some kind of in joke with the design team. 1000s complained about the tiny battery icon in the first build and they end up making it smaller. It's MS' way of screwing/trolling with people.

    Other possible pranks by MS:

    the Windows 10 start menu (all the Windows 7 users wanted the start menu back, MS gives it back in W10 but shoves in Live Tiles as a kind of screw you to Windows 8 critics)

    address bar at the top in Edge (they moved it back but look at long they had at the top)

    the Edge logo (seriously)

    iOS style toggle switches and circle profile pictures ("people aren't squares" lol)

    hamburger menus (there was a huge outcry when this was added to the OneDrive app, now it's in W10 so much it might as well replace the logo)

    Joe Belfiore's hair
    P1ng0fDeath and wpn00b like this.
    06-27-2015 04:38 AM
  11. KarmaEcrivain94's Avatar
    I think it's a bug that has to do with the desktop version. It's just a scaling thing, that will be fixed.
    06-27-2015 04:44 AM
  12. DavidinCT's Avatar
    The new flagships will have endless battery life and that's why the icon gets smaller and smaller and will finally disappear. Got it from a trusted source.
    That really would be cool but, I would not get my hopes up on that one....

    Still, right now, it's too hard to tell what your battery status is. I would prefer a number there that a meter like now anyway.
    06-28-2015 09:43 AM
  13. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    I'm sure it's just a UI quirk. Windows 10 Mobile isn't exactly complete, you know. I'm hoping for a lot of UI changes. Most of them are small but it's the small things that makes an OS look polished.
    Maybe in the next build the battery icon will be even smaller! And then in the build after that it'll disappear. And then the build after that it'll be replaced by an all new battery icon.:P
    JohnStrk likes this.
    06-28-2015 10:01 AM
  14. wpn00b's Avatar
    I personally think it's some kind of in joke with the design team. 1000s complained about the tiny battery icon in the first build and they end up making it smaller. It's MS' way of screwing/trolling with people.

    Other possible pranks by MS:

    the Windows 10 start menu (all the Windows 7 users wanted the start menu back, MS gives it back in W10 but shoves in Live Tiles as a kind of screw you to Windows 8 critics)

    address bar at the top in Edge (they moved it back but look at long they had at the top)

    the Edge logo (seriously)

    iOS style toggle switches and circle profile pictures ("people aren't squares" lol)

    hamburger menus (there was a huge outcry when this was added to the OneDrive app, now it's in W10 so much it might as well replace the logo)

    Joe Belfiore's hair
    LOL! Too funny. Thank you
    06-28-2015 10:43 AM
  15. xibartx's Avatar
    as long as they are not making the battery smaller it is inconsequential to me.....
    06-28-2015 11:18 AM
  16. PeterMagnusson84's Avatar
    Looks like scaling issue, but at least it's not short anymore. Seems like we are getting the old one back from 8.1.
    06-28-2015 09:54 PM
  17. Rasetech's Avatar
    Unbelievable how people freak out because of some scaling issues.
    06-29-2015 12:16 AM
  18. SonOfDad's Avatar
    Everything in W10m is smaller!! take a look (and compare to WP8.1) at the apps list, and menu options / favourites in Edge so small so much blank space then take a look at the "new" jump list why so much margin? if you are using your phone when walking around it's better to have a bigger area to hit and not have e need to be so precise where your finger hits! It's as if Microsoft doesn't understand touch interfaces anymore.
    Kram Sacul likes this.
    06-29-2015 03:52 AM
  19. Rasetech's Avatar
    thats another problem but this thread is about the extremely small battery icon which is also extremely small compared to the other icons in the title bar so therefore is for sure only a scaling issue.
    06-29-2015 04:02 AM
  20. rysliv's Avatar
    I wish they wouldn't change the notification status icon

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    Kram Sacul likes this.
    07-06-2015 09:39 PM
  21. Tarek Salami's Avatar
    I don't mind making icons looks smaller if and only if they will give me the options to increase the size &make it bigger.

    Ok I will deal with such issue like this ........

    I have a Note 4 with Android version 4.4.4 ==> then the update 5.0.1 arrived but I didn't like it at all, so I kept with the old version & never updated.

    So if Windows 10 Mobile will bring headache then no need to update at all since 8.1 working fine
    07-06-2015 10:10 PM
  22. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    I wish they wouldn't change the notification status icon

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    The idiocy of using wireframe/hollow icons on a mobile OS.

    Are hollow icons harder to understand? | Webdesigner Depot
    07-07-2015 07:32 AM
  23. xandros9's Avatar
    I'm betting the battery icon size is a quirk but no matter. (of course it is)

    MFW I'm trying to tell whether my 635 is plugged in or not.

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    Last edited by xandros9; 07-07-2015 at 11:58 AM.
    07-07-2015 10:47 AM
  24. kklemn's Avatar
    they have some sort of scaling issue... but i'm sure they'll sort it out once the PC version gets out
    07-07-2015 11:16 AM

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