Windows 8 system settings Metro UI shown off on video

When build 7955 leaked, we knew it was only a matter of time until new elements of the Metro UI would be discovered. That trend continues today as the system settings UI has now been unlocked to show off more of the new Metro design language.

The video comes from Winbeta.it (via blogsdna.com) and shows off how Microsoft will most likely be implementing the system settings in Windows 8. While there is not a lot of new functionality demonstrated in the video, it does show the Metro UI in more detail and specifically how it may be integrated into the settings portion of Windows 8.

Windows 8 is far off from public availability and it is rumored that a public beta may be announced at PDC later this year. It is expected that Microsoft will launch Windows 8 in late 2012 with the latest rumors suggesting that retail availability will happen in early 2013.

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i think who ever recorded this video had resized the window
i going to wait for beta before i judge it
but i think the colors / font look nice

For everyone who thinks the side scrolling is a bad idea, remember, the poster is running 640x480.

Even Zune software does wonky things when you resize to those proportions.

If the poster is running at the proposed tablet resolution, 900xY then the side scrolling panel would be a tiled panel showing all those elements.

Wake up and smell the Metro WPF.

i hope metro is only for touch based system..
for others i hope they keep aero and improve on it.

ive just started using OSX and one thing that really sets both OS apart is the consistency in the UI design

Zain Adeel said,
i hope metro is only for touch based system..
for others i hope they keep aero and improve on it.

ive just started using OSX and one thing that really sets both OS apart is the consistency in the UI design


I don't understand your post because it seems like you praise Apple for the consistency between their operating systems, but then you suggest Microsoft do not employ a consistent approach

If they continue with Aero on the desktop version of Windows, there will be little consistency between that and both their tablet and phone operating systems. The Zune software has proven Microsoft can implement the Metro design language very beautifully and elegantly on their desktop operating environment, so if the next major version of Windows isn't fully Metro, I reckon they'll be making a huge mistake. I'll be gutted if the desktop version doesn't look consistent with Windows Phone OS and the tablet version of Windows.

I find it amazing how some people on Neowin seem to be less tech-literate then my mom. Even she understands the concept of scroll bars appearing on extremely small windows.

And we wonder why companies hate leaks so much...

So I cant just tick the options? I have to remember what it was, scroll over and tick it?

Please dont implement Metro like that It's fine on a device with limited screen space like a phone, not this aspect of Metro, please.

Benjy91 said,
So I cant just tick the options? I have to remember what it was, scroll over and tick it?
[. . .]

No, I'm sure you won't have to do anything of the sort in the next major version of Windows.

Benjy91 said,
So I cant just tick the options? I have to remember what it was, scroll over and tick it?

Yeah, it's a backwards step in terms of usability for the sake of style. Even for a phone with a constricted display I REALLY don't like it - I've never been impressed by WinPhone7's UI.

kabix said,
did they take scroll bar from windows 2?
just what i was thinking! they need to figure out a universal metro styled scroll bar that looks good!

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