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Discoverer merged with Metro Desktop App by zainadeel Discoverer merged with Metro Desktop App by zainadeel
some of my friends at Neowin werent happy with the whole titlebar on left idea.

But i was just stretching my arms there.

Here im merging my concept (tweaking it : squaring everything) for my earlier metro desktop app concept.

Merging the two so desktop seems like an extention of Metro. In a way Metro for mouse and keyboard.

And IMO its fresh clean minimal and more consistent than Aero.

Also no time on notification area as charms menu reveal a big time tile on the lower left as all DP users know. And no start button. This concept will have the search bar i designed some time ago to search for apps or files within the desktop area.
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ajsc20 Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
The file browser idea is the best, easy to navigate and easy to the eye. Hope microsoft will go in this design. Great work
cobain1337 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
menes Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
very minimal and sick. I want to use this desktop and have a text clock..great idea yo
Lucifer4671 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Very nice +fav 
realcheerful Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I like it
plastikmaniac Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Student General Artist
I love the file browser idea, with the file functions on the right side in a slide-out "drawer" with tabs.
Pachunka Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is really cool.
VakiNakamura Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work, especially the redesigned ribbon section.
Dr-Bee Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
If this were a reality I would pay for it as well.
Kram7750 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Omg I love that taskbar so much. The form windows look welcoming and neat.
Rock0 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014   Interface Designer
I do indeed prefer this to the other one. It's much more consistent with current design trends.

However, to a go a bit further, I would drop the circles around the nav and window control buttons. Then, I would make the window control buttons lighter. One shouldn't put emphasis on closing a window, if you know what I mean.

As for the rest, looks great!
TasmanianStorkback Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! Have you released any kind of Discoverer application yet? Do you plan on it?
zainadeel Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I cant code :( 
Thelemiic Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student Filmographer
Wow:D That looks really, really cool! The tree list looks so good:o
fediaFedia Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Very good use of horizontal space; we need that with the widescreen monitors and whatnot. 
I wonder how that tree list looks though. For example, what if there is a New Folder in Pictures, would it show another level? How would all levels fit in that space without increasing vertically?
zainadeel Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
my idea was for the tree to just work for the first folders. Like in Computer it will only show drives and wont go down when you enter one. For that the top bar will work as it always does.
And Thank you :)
xDivineInsanityx Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013   Writer
Veryyy awesome!
MistahGrizzly Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
is this ready for use ???????
jizee Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
i l :love: it
charmila Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
i :love: it
h4nRry Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuve it :3
zapel Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
i love ur stile, i need some like this
srbh3 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Take all my money ! Make this real !!!
zainadeel Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thank u that is very nice of u :)
Tech8 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
This is an amazing concept I wish Microsoft would take from this. The title bar being on the side is a great idea if you can hide it until you want it that would be even better!
zainadeel Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
well that could be added as an option. basic reason was to use the horizontal space.
Tech8 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
I totally get that since monitors are wider than they are tall it seems like it would be better to add things that way than going up.
zainadeel Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
nZeloT Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Like it very much.

The toolbar at the right is my favorite at this design. I think that we use should use the width of our monitors more efficintly, and thats a good start :D
zainadeel Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
that is exactly why I placed it on the side rather on top. Because monitors are wider horizontally.
theseppo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This just looks awesome. Would happily use this ! I really like Windows 8 on touch devices, but it's not the same on a desktop with a keyboard and mouse. MS should've rather done something like this.
phantommenace2020 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i like it
samcaffeine Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
here is what i like and what i don't like
i really like menu's location on the right side and i like the look of file explorer

i don't like task-bar icons and how small they are compared to taskbar size
idon't like favorite/libraries/computers location left side more preferable

over all well done
zainadeel Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
they are small to have larger miss areas between theme so for a touch input there is less chance of a mistouch.
Forrestdf Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Interface Designer
What software did you use to design this?
zainadeel Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Photoshop CS6
skuatto Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
very good design and idea i like it!
GioWDS Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Where I can find those icons?
zainadeel Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
didn't release them.
Kronos454 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
again, an awesome design ♥
akroba4o Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
WOW This is amazing!
Move the same direction.
I want to know, this concept will be released?
Totti211 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
wHeRe iS tHe LiNk fOr tHis????
Razor116 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Beautiful without lacking function (Hard to come by) this is what Windows 8 should look like.
zainadeel Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thank u :)
lrpl23 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Artist
love it !![link]
SilverArt1 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Wow, i'm impressed, You've gotta work on this and release it, absolutely amazing concept.
zainadeel Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thank u :)
bythrway Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Awesome conception!
Triktexcy Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Why aren't you working at Microsoft?! Love all the things you do! :D
zainadeel Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thank u so much :)
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