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  1. metroversal's Avatar
    Since Microsoft is listening to feedbacks I decided to try to contribute with some mockups. I hope that it will come to their attention

    Start Menu & File Explorer (icons, tabs, ribbon)
    start-menu.png
    tabs.png
    ribbon.png
    What's new:
    • Transparency (with option to customize opacity level)
    • Remove Expand button from the Start Screen (right click > expand, should be enough)
    • Search inside the Start Menu (w/o Cortana overlapping it)
    • Power options at the bottom
    • New icons (Office 2013 Flat Style)
    • File Explorer Overhaul (removed Ribbon, streamlined, modern)
    • File Explorer Tabs support
    • New Ribbon UI


    Task View
    task-view.png
    What's new:
    • Hidden Taskbar and Desktop icons
    • Close All Button (of course if you click it, a confirmation popup will appear)
    • Better use of Accent Color
    • Password protected Desktop support
    • Manage Remote Desktops Directly from the Task View
    • Drag and drop Support
    • Swipe down to close apps


    Dark Theme
    dark-theme.png
    What's new:
    • Available throughout the OS (File Manager, Cortana, Action Center, Settings, Store, etc.)
    • Better use of Accent Color
    • New Ribbon UI


    (*) = not available in current mockups

    What do you like? What do you don't like? Please comment and if you appreciate the work please vote this on UserVoice

    PS: Windows 10 for phones mockups will come soon!
    Last edited by metroversal; 02-23-2015 at 03:35 PM.
    02-20-2015 10:27 AM
  2. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Dark theme is A MUST for everything. AMOLEDs ruin my battery on anything that's not dark.
    metroversal, a5cent and Dk92 like this.
    02-20-2015 10:35 AM
  3. metroversal's Avatar
    Yea, those who use the PC till late at night will definitely appreciate something like that!
    Nicholas Maguire likes this.
    02-20-2015 10:52 AM
  4. KarmaEcrivain94's Avatar
    Great concept! I love the explorer icons. Way better than the current playmobil ones :/
    metroversal and Alfa Kapa like this.
    02-20-2015 06:00 PM
  5. metroversal's Avatar
    Great concept! I love the explorer icons. Way better than the current playmobil ones :/
    Thanks buddy! Yeah, I'm not a fan of current icons too. The ones in the mockup are inspired by Office 2013 flat icons. Too bad that Microsoft did not choose to use them
    02-20-2015 06:28 PM
  6. anon(9022242)'s Avatar
    Very nice! Big improvement with the file explorer. The dark theme is a must!
    metroversal likes this.
    02-20-2015 06:46 PM
  7. metroversal's Avatar
    Very nice! Big improvement with the file explorer. The dark theme is a must!
    Please vote it on UserVoice if you like it!
    http ://bit .ly/1AcNT5F
    (remove spaces)


    PS: New File Explorer mockup will have Tabs!
    02-20-2015 07:11 PM
  8. elwin lobo's Avatar
    This is beautiful :)
    metroversal likes this.
    02-20-2015 07:34 PM
  9. metroversal's Avatar
    I just added Tabs in the new File Explorer. Check it out!
    tabs.jpg

    Hope you like it, if you do please vote on UserVoice, let's get this to Microsoft attention!
    02-21-2015 05:40 AM
  10. Wevenhuis's Avatar
    Since Microsoft is listening to feedbacks I decided to try to contribute with some mockups. I hope that it will come to their attention

    Start Menu & File Explorer
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    What's new:
    • Transparency (with option to customize opacity level)
    • Remove Expand button from the Start Screen (right click > expand, should be enough)
    • Search inside the Start Menu (w/o Cortana overlapping it)
    • Power options at the bottom
    • New icons (Office 2013 Flat Style)
    • File Explorer Overhaul (removed Ribbon, streamlined, modern)
    • File Explorer Tabs support
    • File Explorer Split View (*)


    Task View
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    What's new:
    • Hidden Taskbar and Desktop icons
    • Close All Button (of course if you click it, a confirmation popup will appear)
    • Better use of Accent Color
    • Password protected Desktop support
    • Manage Remote Desktops Directly from the Task View
    • Drag and drop Support
    • Swipe down to close apps


    Dark Theme
    Attachment 97732
    What's new:
    • Available throughout the OS (File Manager, Cortana, Action Center, Settings, Store, etc.)
    • Better use of Accent Color


    (*) = not available in current mockups

    What do you like? What do you don't like? Please comment and if you appreciate the work please vote this on UserVoice
    http ://bit .ly/1AcNT5F
    (remove spaces)

    PS: Windows 10 for phones mockups will come soon!
    From which point of view have you made these mock ups, desktop or tablet?
    02-21-2015 11:39 AM
  11. metroversal's Avatar
    From which point of view have you made these mock ups, desktop or tablet?
    Mainly for desktop (phone and tablet versions will come later), but some stuff like the new File Explorer could work just fine for a tablet (if you notice, in the "tabs" mockup there's a full screen button). Thoughts?
    02-21-2015 12:40 PM
  12. Wevenhuis's Avatar
    In the Insiders preview program I am focussing on mainly the tablet experience. I was intrigued by the clean look and what apprears a design with larger font size and tabs and buttons. I think this is the key to a better touch, thus a better tablet exprience. In general I expreience the desktop environment and the windows and explorer windows as touch unfriendly. The buttons, icons, font sizes and spaces are too narrow and small. It delivers a fidgety touch experience.

    I think your mock up shows a better touch design. The only change I can think of here is that the icons at the corners and edges of the winodw could be bigger, that the spacing of folder and drives in the left column could be spaced a little further apart and the fonts be made bigger for a good funtional use in tablet mode. But my first feeling is that the explorer design otherwise seems a better design for touch use. I like that. I think I would like this design in full screen mode.
    metroversal likes this.
    02-21-2015 04:50 PM
  13. Narciso Neto's Avatar
    It looks Apple-ish... but DAMN that's the most goodlooking UI that I've seen so far.
    02-21-2015 05:32 PM
  14. osars ehi's Avatar
    Since Microsoft is listening to feedbacks I decided to try to contribute with some mockups. I hope that it will come to their attention

    Start Menu & File Explorer
    Click image for larger version. 

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    Click image for larger version. 

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    What's new:
    • Transparency (with option to customize opacity level)
    • Remove Expand button from the Start Screen (right click > expand, should be enough)
    • Search inside the Start Menu (w/o Cortana overlapping it)
    • Power options at the bottom
    • New icons (Office 2013 Flat Style)
    • File Explorer Overhaul (removed Ribbon, streamlined, modern)
    • File Explorer Tabs support
    • File Explorer Split View (*)


    Task View
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	task-view.png 
Views:	252 
Size:	497.8 KB 
ID:	97734
    What's new:
    • Hidden Taskbar and Desktop icons
    • Close All Button (of course if you click it, a confirmation popup will appear)
    • Better use of Accent Color
    • Password protected Desktop support
    • Manage Remote Desktops Directly from the Task View
    • Drag and drop Support
    • Swipe down to close apps


    Dark Theme
    Attachment 97732
    What's new:
    • Available throughout the OS (File Manager, Cortana, Action Center, Settings, Store, etc.)
    • Better use of Accent Color


    (*) = not available in current mockups

    What do you like? What do you don't like? Please comment and if you appreciate the work please vote this on UserVoice
    http ://bit .ly/1AcNT5F
    (remove spaces)

    PS: Windows 10 for phones mockups will come soon!
    It looks nice.... Can't wait to see ur ideas for windows phone
    metroversal likes this.
    02-21-2015 05:58 PM
  15. Alfa Kapa's Avatar
    I have to admit it, your idea sir is pure gold!
    As a W8.1 user on the desktop, I like what I'm seeing more than the W10 technical previews in general and
    the settle changes that you made , look miles better than the current looks.
    And no! Transparencies doesn't mean automatically that you copy apple ,they are stellar!

    I voted on uservoice but you have to spread the world with this concept ,now is the right
    time to push this concept as nothing is final and it is more in line with the unification vision of Windows ,
    it is by far superior to the current W10TP and in my opinion it seams like the true successor of Windows 8.1 (or W7 for many).

    Remember that W10 design is purely the creation of a concept from a person like you ,so
    if you press the right buttons we may end up with your vision of windows!
    :D
    metroversal likes this.
    02-22-2015 01:05 AM
  16. Matt Addy's Avatar
    This concept is pure awesomeness will vote on uservoice when I have the time everyone needs to boost this post to get this out there
    metroversal likes this.
    02-22-2015 01:38 AM
  17. AngryNil's Avatar
    It's always cool to see how little tweaks here and there can add up to something much better. The transparency in particular is very nicely done.
    metroversal likes this.
    02-22-2015 02:55 AM
  18. elwin lobo's Avatar
    I hope the Microsoft employees who are active on Windows central notice this and send it across to the right team :)
    metroversal likes this.
    02-22-2015 05:59 AM
  19. Vasrias's Avatar
    This are GREAT ideas! I now have to look through my current votes, so I can give this idea three votes ;)
    metroversal likes this.
    02-22-2015 10:35 AM
  20. KarmaEcrivain94's Avatar
    If you look on uservoice, There are already a few other similar concepts that have tens of thousands of votes.... I hope the UI and icons aren't definitive :/ the problem with the current builds, is that it just doesn't look elegant. It seems that, as Steve Jobs ones said, "Microsoft simply has no taste". On this thing in any case (the zune modern UI was my favorite ui, all platforms included)
    02-22-2015 05:35 PM
  21. metroversal's Avatar
    Hey guys thank you so much for the support! You are AWESOME!

    Here's an updated mockup of Tabs in File Explorer, check it out!
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    Also, I know that I wrote about removing the Ribbon, but what do you guys think about placing it at the bottom? :D
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    Please let me know (I do listen!), tomorrow you're going to see full screen view (tablet mode) of File Explorer, and a new Start Screen maybe.

    I'm constantly adding new stuff in my public OneDrive folder:
    http://1drv.ms/1ApKxek
    elwin lobo likes this.
    02-22-2015 07:39 PM
  22. Alain_A's Avatar
    why do you have " This Pc " writen on the side and top?????
    someone2639 likes this.
    02-22-2015 11:19 PM
  23. Vasrias's Avatar
    If the ribbon is an option, it's okay. I would use it on my Surface, but not on my Home PC.
    02-23-2015 05:40 AM
  24. metroversal's Avatar
    why do you have " This Pc " writen on the side and top?????
    That's an earlier mockup (I'll update it later), if you notice I changed the text at the top and replaced it with "File".

    If the ribbon is an option, it's okay. I would use it on my Surface, but not on my Home PC.
    Of course it's an option it should work like this:
    Desktop mode - Ribbon hidden by default
    Tablet mode - Ribbon shown by default

    The aim is to have a single UI that's easy to use for both scenarios.
    02-23-2015 08:21 AM
  25. Mr French's Avatar
    Oh my god, this is really great, hope Microsoft gonna integrate some of your work !
    metroversal likes this.
    02-23-2015 09:44 AM
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