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#1 ian

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 21:33

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Of course this guy doesn't work at Microsoft ;) But he could...

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#2 deactivated170812

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 21:37

Indeed, one of the best mock-ups in a while.

#3 Steve B.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 21:41

Really like this, but who expects 3rd party developers to follow the UI guidelines for something like this... :(

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 21:46

Superb, I could go for a desktop like that

#5 Blaze_Zewi

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 21:48

Good concept, lets see a darker version of it.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 21:49

Wonder if anything could be done with the mouse pointer, I haven't seen any "Metro Mice" :)

#7 vetCalum

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 21:50

I would prefer if the designer replaced the Taskbar with something similar to the Windows 8 Start Screen (in concept, not design), as I have always disliked the Taskbar as an idea—it's not needed. Something similar to the Start Screen with live tiles and maybe an indication of which apps are running would be superior to the Taskbar concept. Other than that, I love these mockups.

#8 Arceles

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 21:57

I would prefer if the designer replaced the Taskbar with something similar to the Windows 8 Start Screen (in concept, not design), as I have always disliked the Taskbar as an idea—it's not needed. Something similar to the Start Screen with live tiles and maybe an indication of which apps are running would be superior to the Taskbar concept. Other than that, I love these mockups.


Some people actually do real work and it's a lot needed, it may not be taskbar but at least something alwasya vailable in the screen with the current instances of the programs running.

#9 +virtorio

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 22:00

I like that quite a bit, but I don't like the Explorer mockup.

#10 rfirth

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 22:03

This is close to what Windows 9 should look like. It's too much for Windows 8, though.

As a side note, I really want to implement a web browser that looks like that. Well, a mixture of this, Zune desktop client, and the old metro concept images of IE9.

#11 +BoneyardBrew

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 22:10

Very clean! (Y)

#12 Dot Matrix

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 22:12

Really like this, but who expects 3rd party developers to follow the UI guidelines for something like this... :(


Good point. They can barely follow AERO guidelines.

#13 thatguyandrew1992

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 22:15

That looks amazing!

#14 vetCalum

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 23:52

Some people actually do real work and it's a lot needed, it may not be taskbar but at least something alwasya vailable in the screen with the current instances of the programs running.

I'm a software developer, so I know what "real" (as you call it) computer-based work is, and I know there are better concepts for task management and task switching than the Taskbar.

#15 rfirth

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 02:02

Hmm, these are pretty but not necessarily functional. In particular, the concept IE10 browser doesn't leave any handle to move the window - especially if you have lots of tabs open. Actually, this is a pretty big failing of Google Chrome too, although this is worse. (If you have ever used Google Chrome on a touchscreen, you know what I mean. Especially if you tried to drag-to-scroll).



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