Windows 8 UI changes RRS feed

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  • I like it. Ps: the small "start menu" is the charms menu/bar, and each item is a charm.
    Friday, October 7, 2011 6:18 PM
  • Charms, right.  Cheers dude. :)
    Saturday, October 8, 2011 2:37 PM
  • Vladimir:

    Excellent ideas! I want to buy THAT Windows 8. I hope Steven Sinofsky is paying attention to your great ideas.

    Saturday, October 8, 2011 5:55 PM
  • DeathByVisualStudio:

    Thanks dude. I hope too. :)  
    Saturday, October 8, 2011 6:17 PM
  • 'Tiles sliding in over exact same desktop background' - Genius! Sounds like a great way to ease the transition between Desktop and Metro.
    Acer W500 tablet Ageing HP laptop Too much apple stuff
    Sunday, October 9, 2011 12:04 AM
  • Some of your ideas are excellent!
    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 9:49 AM
  • Really interesting. One big problem: at the current stage the Windows team seems to set the bottom edge and the top edge of the screen aside for metro apps (e.g. metro Internet Explorer). Your taskbar would require redesigning the way metro apps are built. I suppose this explains why the taskbar appears only on the desktop. This is why I suggest there should be some kind of taskbar on the right edge of the screen. But this is my humble opinion.
    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 7:55 PM
  • Dany Rodier:

    Way i implemented Taskbar/Charms bar in Start is same as it is implemented right now in developer preview. Actualy there's one problem, don't know are you pointing on this? I stated that you open Charms bar on touch screen devices with sliding finger from down to up. This gesture is reserved for opening Metro apps menus, and that is the problem. On tablets and desktop without touchscreen monitors this is not big deal.  You have physical Windows button on tablets so you realy don't have to have this gesture  for Charms bar, it can freely been used as it is now - for opening app menus. On desktop machines without touchscreen monitors you can open Charms bar with moving mouse pointer to very bottom of screen or with pressing Windows key on keyboard (Bad experience but it works). And you are opening app menu with right mouse click. But when we come to desktop machines with touchscreen monitors things are different. You don't have physical Windows button on monitors, at least not for now. You can still on those machines use Windows button on keyboard to open Charms bar but this ruins user experience alot when you are primarly expecting to work on touchscreen device(in my opinion this is much worse scenario than with mouse), and this realy should be used as last alternative.  

    What can be solution? 

    Now when i thinked deeply about whole concept i realised that usability is much more broken in Windows 8 on devices without touchsceen then it seemed to me at first. On the other side Microsoft is probably aware of this with belif that touchscreens will take over market.

    Maybe having Windows button all the time visible on Start will pick up usability a bit for traditional users?  



    Thursday, October 13, 2011 12:51 AM
  • Hi again. 

    I worked a bit on one future i would love to see in Windows 8 also. And i want to see it realy! It's based on Fences application from Stardock but it is way, way better... i think. ^^ So check it on new SkyDrive folder. 


    Also i wish to thank you all that found my first ideas good, and call all people to discus old ideas i posted and this new more deeply. 


    Saturday, October 15, 2011 10:04 PM
  • Some critique people? Anyone?
    Monday, October 17, 2011 6:48 PM
  • On second update i will present you how i imagined deleting files should look like (nothing big but i like it more this way). And i add arrow for getting context menu of selection which will be usefull for touch-screen users. Here is the SkyDrive folder:


    Tuesday, November 8, 2011 9:05 PM