Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 10:16 UTC

Manual window management is awful. Windows 8 ditched windows in favor of fullscreen apps. Traditional desktop window paradigms are powerful but obsolete.

Windows 9 unifies previous contrasting paradigms, taking design cues from all platforms and recent innovations.

Just an unofficial design concept, but damn, this is sexy. This is exactly what Windows needs - a combination of the old and new, leading to something seemingly far more usable than the monstrosity that is Metro in Windows 8.

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Windows Management in Metro mode
by MadRat on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 11:05 UTC
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I cannot warm up to the swipe and dump mannerisms of Metro. But the dumbest change was killing an option to use the task bar, quick start bar, and sys tray in Metro. Failure to bring back all of those functions would be no incentive to use Win9.

How hard would it have been to create a telescoping task bar like the Yz Toolbar? Fundamentally keep it like the original task bar/sys tray, but grow the buttons as you scroll your finger over it and require a simple double tap within a half second to select.

Edited 2013-10-02 11:08 UTC

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