1. BrandonTeoh's Avatar
    I started to working on a new concept art for Windows 9/Threshold. One of the concept art is on the desktop and I being thinking how the window would behave if Microsoft dare to put transparency back.

    blur-concept-desktop-.png

    I was thinking 3 (actually 4) how would Microsoft implement metro on the desktop. One is just the normal Windows 8/8.1 opaque style. The second one is the Windows 8 taskbar transparency, the third one is the return of the aero glass, the last one is OS X Yosemite style blur.

    Do you have any comments?
    07-23-2014 03:34 AM
  2. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Yes I want aero back :D You concept looks cool
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    07-23-2014 03:51 AM
  3. BrandonTeoh's Avatar
    Highly unlikely with Microsoft keep pushing flat style, its too late to go back :P

    Anyway, any thoughts if Microsoft decided to put Yosemite type blur to Windows?
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    07-23-2014 04:23 AM
  4. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Highly unlikely with Microsoft keep pushing flat style, its too late to go back :P

    Anyway, any thoughts if Microsoft decided to put Yosemite type blur to Windows?
    they do have that in windows vista and windows 7 , namely aero glass interface. But they removed this in windows 8(but its still present in taskbar though). I don't think so they have any plans becacse aero glass was a resource hog. I mean it requires CPU/GPU power which resulted in slow down on older machines. Yosemite effects looks like iOS 7 flat UI(Yes they are :p )
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    07-23-2014 04:35 AM
  5. BrandonTeoh's Avatar
    Maybe continue to stick to opaque style? Windows 8 taskbar transparency just plain weird already on the taskbar. Yosemite blur will invite Apple for another lawsuit.
    07-23-2014 04:57 AM
  6. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Maybe continue to stick to opaque style? Windows 8 taskbar transparency just plain weird already on the taskbar. Yosemite blur will invite Apple for another lawsuit.
    haha I will what new UI changes will next iteration of windows will bring. One thing is confirmed, New(or old windows 7 style) start screen
    07-23-2014 05:06 AM
  7. BrandonTeoh's Avatar
    Yeah that, to be honest, I am surprised they are bringing live tiles to the Start Menu.
    desktop-start-menu.jpg

    That picture above was an older Windows 9/8.2/Threshold concept.
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    07-23-2014 05:18 AM
  8. DustinRyan's Avatar
    I definitely think Yosemite transparency is best. It's the kind of transparency I was hoping for in Windows for years. And of course now Apple went and did it before Microsoft. It's cleaner. Less layers upon layers of windows adding so many borders and lines, but still gives the visual that there's layers of content without being too busy looking.

    I think the current transparency on the Windows 8 taskbar makes no sense, when the rest of the OS doesn't use it. Not to mention the metro and aero looks completely clash. It needs to be uniform throughout.

    If transparency stays, it should be done like Yosemite, in my opinion.
    08-17-2014 10:16 PM
  9. Wevenhuis's Avatar
    I would prefer windows 8 blur.
    08-25-2014 04:46 PM
  10. DustinRyan's Avatar
    I would prefer windows 8 blur.
    I don't think there is blur in Win8. Just transparency.
    08-25-2014 08:39 PM
  11. Chemilinski's Avatar
    You mean "translucent", not "transparent".

    Anyway, the blurred effect as stated above by Himanshu is a resource hog. Apple can do it because all their machines have decent specs, but Windows is made for everyone and so needs to run smoothly for everyone on the lowest spec'ed machines.

    Moreover, personally I feel the effect adds nothing. It may look pretty but so did Vista a first, and then I realised it was just a gimmick. It's pretending to be glass and isn't authentically digital, which is against what Modern UI is about.
    DustinRyan likes this.
    08-26-2014 11:02 AM

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