1. Crumble Shake's Avatar
    Hey all

    I made this a little while back and posted it the The Verge Forums. Now that the Windows 9 section has been added and lots of people have been posting theirs, I figured I may as well put this here.

    The Desktop


    • Windows borders are 1 pixel wide and are the colour of the app bar when in focus
    • Status bar at the top of the screen shows quick info and act as quick settings. Clicking on the wifi indicator, for example, will take you to widi settings.
    • Charms moved to the status bar when using a mouse. Share and devices charm are merged. Cortana has been added as a charm.

    I will add that I designed this a while ago, and since then there were some leaks that Neowin posted that sound a lot like this, with thick bezels essentially removed and the top bar not being present in Metro apps.

    The Action Center


    • Toggle the Action Center by clicking the top left corner of the screen
    • No quick settings as they are already on the status bar
    • Added a today section

    Full Screen Apps


    • Maximize button switches apps between windows and full screen. Full screen apps behave as metro apps do now.
    • Minimize, Maximize and Close buttons persist in full screen apps.
    • The small pin button in the bottom right corner by the multitasking button toggles whether the taskbar persists when in a full screen app.

    The Multitasking Screen


    • Access the multitasking screen by clicking on the multitasking button in the bottom right corner. This is a list of apps with previews meant to look like its Windows Phone counterpart..
    • Create a new desktop by clicking the plus button on the right of the screen. Each desktop shows up as an app in multitasking screen.
    • Click and drag an app from the multitasking screen and drop it to either side to snap it or drag it off the bottom to close it.

    There's a lot more detail and way more pictures on the Verge post. I just didn't wanna write the whole thing back out so I just took the best bits to post here.

    Here's the link: [concept] Merging metro with the desktop | The Verge Forums

    Thanks for reading. Let me know what you think.
    Ryan ODonnell and teckris like this.
    08-26-2014 12:24 PM
  2. Ryan ODonnell's Avatar
    I like this!
    08-27-2014 10:57 AM
  3. Makm's Avatar
    Not bad
    08-27-2014 10:59 AM

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