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Hi, I was fooling about a new desktop concept for windows, I added some new features to, is only a WIP but I wanna share with you

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sorry for my english

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I think it's an alright concept, but there's some issues.

1. The taskbar seems too clustered, notification should not be shown or they should be shown in another bar.

2. Don't think the start menu is needed, but let's not start a "start button" war

3. The concept doesn't quite fit into the Metro/Modern Guidelines

Again it's a good start for a concept, but it needs a little facelift.

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Link6155 thanks for the feedback

1- Yes I think about this, but (for me) the notification area must be there because the taskbar is always open, I think this can use one button space and callapse it if you have more notifications (like android), maybe can be one icon for all notifications, or both

2- yes don't start hehe, I don't know if this is necesary, but I have a couple of concept about switching from desktop apps to metro fullscreen apps and this can be for the start screen too, but is only an idea

3- Yes I changed the name because is not modernUI

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It looks good, especially the start menu. :)

One thing I would change is the taskbar. It would be cool to have a shorter taskbar (like XFCE does sometimes in LInux) and have one button to click that will bring up a popup that shows open tasks (or programs). Otherwise the taskbar is too cluttered.

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yes I understand but only to know and talk about this, what is the issue about the taskbar is clustered?

for me the main goal of the start bar is showing all the things you need to know about your system, like applications opens and important info, also can be a quick launcher but this is not the first goal, for this you have the start screen/menu

one thing I like about windows is this have a taskbar and not a dock like mac

other thing about the concept is made for 10'' screen in bigger resolution can be more useful

This is only my 2 cents about the taskbar, but I will try another solutions to look more clean

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HI guys here is an update, I try to clean a little de interface an try to do the icons with standard tile size

this is the new desktop (is a WIP)

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and this is a what happens when you press the fullscreen button or desktop-to-metro button or something like that, for example: in the explorer

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my idea is for some apps like skype could be cool switch between the desktop app and the metro app

I hope you like it

greetings

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here are two concepts to open frecuent program (one thing I miss a lot from start menu)

the first option is obvious, a new kind of start menu, you can switch to full screen to see the normal start screen

are two major features in a clasic start menu, one access to frecuent apps, other you can drag and drop to pin the start. The start menu is the same in start screen but showed verticaly like winpho

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and this is a new concept taken from internet explorer, swipe from the bottom screen and the taskbarpinned apps and frecuent apps are showed, this could be cool because the bottom swipe in desktop is not assigned

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I hope somebody like this

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your start menu mockup reminds me a bit of this mockup from another neowin thread

though, honestly I think i like yours a little better now that i look at them both :)

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No offense, but I find this very kludgy. Too much going on, and too many steps to take to get functionality. A tablet or touchscreen user would never put up with that.

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thanks! and yes I see it is a great mockup, that thread inspired me to do these mockups, also start8 and retroUI give me some ideas

but I'm thinking this like a global concept today the are 2 worlds in windows 8 and boths are great, this concepts are trying to close one each other

hehe sorry for my english

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hi dot matrix wich featu/re you feel kludgy? because all are one gesture only

maybe have two ways to show the start screen is confusing, but the other idea I think have possibilities, because already are pinned apps in the taskbar and today we dont have access to the frecuent used apps

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maybe have two ways to show the start screen is confusing, but the other idea I think have possibilities, because already are pinned apps in the taskbar and today we dont have access to the frecuent used apps

That's exactly it. It needs some streamlining. Your design is doing too many different things at once, and that doesn't work out too well.

This is a perfect example of why you don't get "choice" in operating systems, and why you don't get to switch between the Start Menu, Start Screen, and somewhere in between in Windows 8. It's a kludgy feeling.

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Love love the taskbar! I'd buy that app :D

Start Menu, don't like the large icons. Desktop don't like the Metro blocks, like regular icons just need to be easily customizable. All icons should be. Microsoft refuses, lol. No icon replacement tools for Windows 8 yet. Microangelo's context menu handler breaks Metro App hyperlinks for some odd reason. Waiting ...

Nice effort though. Really, I love the taskbar.

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dot matrix but the idea is not to choice, they are 2 different concepts

one with start menu, in this I'm a little agree with you, for this reason I believe microsoft drops start menu out and is ok, could be confusing for some guys

but the other is an completely different concept and idea without start button is like powerup taskbar

MorganX thanks!

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I only see Mr Blobby...

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and this is a new concept taken from internet explorer, swipe from the bottom screen and the taskbarpinned apps and frecuent apps are showed, this could be cool because the bottom swipe in desktop is not assigned

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This is great! I like this much more than the traditional start menu.

Personally, I would prefer if there was just one icon on the taskbar that displays how many notifications are pending, expandable when it is clicked on. I'm not a fan of all the notification icons being displayed. Also, how do you feel about a "gear" or "cog" icon alongside the Volume and Battery icons, which opens up an expandable Control Panel box?

On a side note, this should be in the OS Customization section, you might get better responses there. ;)

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No start menu

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I got to say this is one of the best mock-ups I've seen come out of conceptualization for Windows 9. The hidden start screen/menu under the taskbar is genius. That unifies the two styles better than anything Microsoft did on Windows 8. The extra "Metro Caption Button" is a pretty good idea too. I hope Microsoft sees this. It is definitely worth noticing. Awesome.

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I think this is beautifully done.

If I could add upon it. I would make it look little more like the desktop environment (basically, smaller). I would use somewhat of the same format as this start menu for Kubuntu except with each option for the individual groups to the right of the main group option.

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I would use this format for the individual programs as the compilation of the menu and title bar.

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I would put the search bar in the taskbar area as well.

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Wow thanks for the feedback! This inspires me to try more things.

I'm not sure either about tiles in the desktop area (maybe are to big) I make this mockup in an small screen (11''), in a bigger screen would be more space and maybe looks more like a desktop, but is to radical have tiles and not icons in the desktop, I will check this later, also notification area

SadJoker and Pulagatha thanks for the tips,

Pulagatha I already tried something like you say in the tittle (ps has something similar), but I'm not sure because I believe the tittle must be there in some applications and we could have an no-standard menu position or no-standard tittle position, but i want to try something in the tittle

thanks again for the feedback, Mr blobby rocks!

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I think the title should just be a hover text. But it's just an idea.

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Start button looks cool.

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