Start menu charms concept, and a thought about Zune.

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  • The new charms sidebar on touch devices works very well, in both metro and desktop environment.

    But the same cannot be said about the small start menu appearing in the left down corner in mouse controlled PCs. While it works well for metro apps, the desktop needs something that can replace the old start menu and accomodate the new charms.

    I have come up with this small concept and wanted to share it. It is a clickable start menu, with the charms, and some features grouped with the charms. In my opinion, such design would eliminate the need for old start menu and also provide more coherent aero-styled look.

    link: https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=CB2B6508C86A9453&id=CB2B6508C86A9453%21214&sc=photos

    if that doesnt work: http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa46/pra_viilon/start-concept.jpg


    And a word about Zune: I hope it gets integrated to windows 8. While windows media player offers a nice way to manage all files, Zune is the much better for playback and works way smoother.

    In windows 8 I'd like to see both WMP and Zune. Windows media center can be intergarted into Zune as they share similar interface.

    Hope you find the concept useful. Thanks.

    Saturday, November 5, 2011 7:52 PM