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me jamie Niner since 2004
  • Windows Vista.... Windows 7 .... Windows 8 .....

    me?   i say the desktop wins.  sort of like active desktop + pointcast + metro + widgets  all in one

    (or you could just have a photo like now)

    With wide monitors - the sidebar comes back and holds the metro tiles - 1/3rd 1/2 or full.

    ie the tiles arnt on the desktop - what opens when you click the tile is on the desktop. my example shows weather but could have more  -  latest emails, fb posts, headlines

    even better would have more than one -Sort of like google news lets you pick topics then makes them news sections. the desktop could be metros "all in one"  start screen that we customize

    and again - if i clicked apps / win store - the desktop fades out and the store fades in

    click winlogo and your desktop/start screen fades back in  (and yes you can have icons on top of it like now

    ALL these things are not different they have all been in windows before.  bring them all back and make metro the glue this time.

    the main thing is metro floats off in its own full screen world. so just make it the desktop 


    edit - main thing here is - anything i click doesnt fly me off to another world - I CAN STILL SEE THE DESKTOP in all cases

    - click arrow for sidebar/metro tiles - it opens but not 100% - just a 1/3rd or whatevr you pick - but your desktop doesnt go away

    - mouse over startbar icons - drop down pane slides down - again - NOT 100% - only 2/3rds  = your desktop doesnt go away 

     i believe this is the whole reason for the negativity around metro.  your here. no - now your here...go back to there? here...there...here...there... im saying JUST HERE.  no THERE


    *ill do a quick metro desktop sample  ....sec....

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    Borg UI 1.0  Wink


    ps - gee i was pretty close with the rubics cube jokes - it all makes sense now ... i have been...assimilated.... 

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    ps that UI above is shi__y

    foreign weird non familiar

    we could do better


    edit hey i just saw ive been a 9er for a DECADE!

    to new ceo:


    oh and congrats ms - on winning top brand in the WORLD

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    New MS commercial that they need to run...now Wink




  • Windows Vista.... Windows 7 .... Windows 8 .....

    too much effort..?




    we are....C9!!!



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    Windows ONE


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    actually could we just build a proof of concept ourselves?... anyone got time?

    i could make a windows one site/forum - and make the pieces - if any of you could make them slide in and stuff

    maybe even call real windows api's = open actual programs

    might be fun


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    panes are attached to sides of screens as is ever present taskbar 

    these things = top level stuff and main navigating (nothing hidden anymore)

    everything else metro could open in windows  or fade into desktop



    i wish i had time to spend a month designing for real what i actually see

    ms! hire me! lol

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    oh ya - one more thing that isnt shown:

    if i am on desktop - and click taskbar - apps - and click store - the desktop icons would fade out and the store would open on desktop - unless specified to open in a window under settings

    this means that most of the fullscreen metro stuff can run as is - albeit with a taskbar but sizing shouldnt be an issue.

    to leave the store and go to desktop - click win logo and desktop fades back in

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    haha  linux....  *oh ya switch the plumbing of windows to linux = android apps plus you can help fork it - to your benefit


    update - how about windows one - SOON  = desktop and metro together - unlike win8

    thats a good selling feature plus xbox one era etc

    then make the next version - just "Windows" (that lives forever etc)


    * i really think ms needs to get something like that pdf design out SOON

    Its like a band that is popular - then veers away from their sound... then they do an abbey road or scary monsters and remind everyone how great they are

    windows one - takes everything from active desktop to sidebar to metro to desktop - and combines the best of all of them. no more HIDDEN charms or start. 

    they need this NOW   (it isnt really anything new - it is stuff that was good brefore brought back to make metro integrated - not separate

     and now the punchline:

    Windows just needs PANES to work better!  Tongue Out




    edit: of course there is one other option.... dump all that traffic sign flat stuff and make the ui in a 3d space... but that is another story Wink