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  1. Guils's Avatar

    Note that this concept is a personal project, but does not mean that is based solely on opinion. Even if the W10 applications are being redesigned to improve usability and all that, they still get lost in a big point: an inconsistent design. Their own standards application do not keep a pattern even when it comes to menus. Some have the 'back button' on the top bar, while others have it in the new action bar; some have 'search' into the hamburger menu, while others have outside. Not to mention colors, hovers, and the way each one acts with the three-dots button. So I hope that, later on, they are able to standardize everything into something more consistent. And that's what I kind of hope:

    P.S.: do not judge me about Groove color, I've run out of ideas to choose one.

    Further, now about hovers and cascading menus. As well as in mobile, the title of the icons need to be accessible to users, but that increase in height with the three-dots button looks more broken than anything. Combining this with the fact that it is a waste to add an extremely empty title bar (only with close, minimize, increase and return), I believe that, at least for 'mouse mode', it would be better to let the titles appear in the title bar, and let the three-dots button being used just for additional options.

    I think I just wanted to share my expectations. Any opinion, critic, suggestion, feel free. ;)
    Last edited by Guils; 09-15-2015 at 04:16 PM.
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    07-17-2015 04:19 AM
  2. Asskickulater's Avatar
    Except for the titlebar being a static color, I like it.
    07-18-2015 10:40 PM
  3. Guils's Avatar
    Yeah, I forgot to mention a second P.S. about the titlebar color. I also want it to change with the app, but it would be a bit messy: look at weather, it already has 3 different shades of blue, and adding a 4th is too much. But maybe the titlebar could be the same color of the selected section, idk.
    07-19-2015 02:20 PM
  4. TheCudder's Avatar
    Title bars should match the app, not your theme color. I think over time, the title bars of all apps will match the apps theme, and the current white title bars will go away.
    07-19-2015 09:18 PM
  5. Guils's Avatar
    As I said above, adding a colored title bar doesn't erase the problem of 4 different shades of the app color. If they want it to be less agressive, they should make the selected section color be the same as the second bar (and this would be, actually, more coerent, knowing that the bar with options would be the same color of the section selected, connecting two things that are, in fact, related).
    07-19-2015 11:21 PM
  6. Guils's Avatar
    Just adding:
    now (erh, a bit late) the concept is avaiable on uservoice ;)
    09-15-2015 02:59 PM

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