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Windows Discoverer min by zainadeel Windows Discoverer min by zainadeel
So. Breaking free from the rules of the normal windows explorer. I planned on making the most efficent and prettiest form of explorer with ribbon like interface.

Heres what i came up with.
please watch the other one to see how the ribbon expanded state looks like.
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parthinhell Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
SEPERB
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AceShionbi Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Shoot, this looks infinitely better that what MS uses currently. Now I'll never be happy with Windows Explorer cause I know they could do so much better
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zainadeel Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
They can obviously do alot better. I look at my WP7 device. And i see a team who did such a consistent design there. I look at Windows 8 and the metro there is half hearted. The Aero is pretty much the same old boring one.

My concept is too far away from what we are all used to. But i agree MS can do alot better if the ppl there are not so lazy (Yes im talking to everyone responsible for win95 era icons still present in windows 7).
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AceShionbi Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It really does boggle my mind though because reading the blog posts about Windows 8 you can tell that they put a lot of thought into the OS. So why skimp out on the GUI which is the first thing that people notice. Is it because they're too afraid that if they stray too far from the original look and feel it will alienate the average user?
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zainadeel Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i believe they are working on a UI refresh for Windows 9. And as they are getting users into Metro environment. I guess thats when they will push us there for good.

But they should refresh it a little bit.

They didnt refresh the UI more than 10% from Vista to 7. But as they did from XP to Vista. I think its time now to move on from Aero.
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CloudCastsShadow Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
this is brilliant man!
i think i already told you that MS should hire you :D

anyways, i wouldn't put the minimize/maximize/closing buttons down there.
as you are talking of efficiency, this is not efficient.

lets say i move an open window down, so that some part of it is below the taskbar, or if you have no taskbar, below the edge of the screen, i wouldnt have any buttons to close the window.
i for myself do that very often, in order to organize many windows.
as we are not able to pull a window over the upper screen edge, the buttons have to be on top of a window.
you could still place them over the search bar, as usual, without destroying your interface.
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zainadeel Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
hey thanks for the comment.
and well i agree with you.

but the thing is that this is moving away from the traditional use.

with this UI the windows will be stacked from left to right.. instead of top to bottom. and when we wana hide some window we will drag it to the right side instead down. :)

So its just about getting used to it.

right now im thinking of a app dock to go with this.
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CloudCastsShadow Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
hey,
i dont believe this something you can get used to.
the whole concept of computing as e.g. reading a newspaper,
is going from top to bottom.
lets take this example:
i have an open browser window, with a part of a website. now i need another window e.g. word to work within but still wanna see the whole part of the website, i need to put it beneath it, still having the possibility to scroll down or up.
if i put it over the right side (only possible solution with your layout), i cut off the website without the ability to scroll.
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zainadeel Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I agree on the scroll part! ditto!.

Guess what i had it mind. Horizontal scrolling.

as always this is just a concept and there can be many improvments to this for productivity.

But we cant be certain until we get to use this.

And well only the titlebar and ribbon name bar is vertical. Rest is horizontal.
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CloudCastsShadow Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Ok, horizontal scrolling is already available. But many websites aren't well coded for that. Sometimes you can't scroll even there is something missing.

I would give it a try. Your work is awesome.
Desperately waiting for Windows Z. Z for zainadeel :)
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