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Windows GUI Concept by salmanarif Windows GUI Concept by salmanarif
A mock-up of a style I would like to see being used in Windows 8.
I just wanted to express my views on the future of Windows, and since I found this wonderful contest, I decided there couldn't be a better way to share my ideas...

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Changes I would like to see in Windows 8:

1. Do away with AeroGlass! I would really like to see a different view on the use of transparency - there should be a greater degree of window opacity.
2. Bring in a black and grey carbon-themed skin.
3. Make the Start Menu feature a cut-down version of Explorer to allow you to actually "start" directly with your files.
4. Improve the logon screen.
5. Separate the permanent elements of the taskbar and the open windows into two separate bars.
6. Make the more common buttons simple to access.
7. Add transparency to inactive windows in order to bring focus onto active ones.

What I would like to be kept the same:

1. Keep the Window switching method in Windows 7, but use names instead of icons.
2. Keep Flip3D (though I hardly use it any more ;) )
3. Maintain the stability and the performance speeds experienced in Windows 7 (which is now my primary OS).

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Critiques are enabled.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO COPY MY IDEA!

Salman Arif
Ideas Unlimited...
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:iconaliiqua:
Aliiqua Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
coo÷!
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:iconmalengks:
malengks Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
i'm craving for this theme can you release this PLEASE?
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:icontintinytdj:
Tintinytdj Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My money.
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:iconmalengks:
malengks Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
can you make this a theme for windows 7 BRO?
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:iconpagla123:
pagla123 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
where did u get that wallpaper?????
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:iconpagla123:
pagla123 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Salman Arif where are u from?????????
By The Way U'r work Damn Damn Awesome!!
I Fav'ed it..... :)
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:iconsoulkid:
soulkid Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Hello Salman Arif, I did understand your rationale behind this aesthetic design that calms one mind on the system without distractions here and there
but we must know that all fingers aren't equal so i might love it and kinda hope others do too. Our desire and needs tends to temper art appreciations
sometimes, but i hope to see something of this in future if not now but any time will be fine by me. Keep up the good work mate.
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:iconomaril22:
omaril22 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
keep it real
Great Work
Are You Arabian?
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:iconsecretxax:
secretxax Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Almost reminds me of Windows 10... :P
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:iconrogatiy:
rogatiy Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
super
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:iconcyber199:
cyber199 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
it looks good, but ubuntu theme "Radiance" looks better
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:iconamin1988:
amin1988 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011   Interface Designer
how to use it..can u tell me how..
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:iconn00bsaregood2:
n00bsaregood2 Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Does this theme exist?! :D If yes, where can I get it?

BTW: AWESOME WORK! ;)
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:iconishakejuice:
iShakeJuice Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
what's with the border man?
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:iconsirjamesorr:
sirjamesorr Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
wallpaper please
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:iconmartinko23:
martinko23 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
PERFECT JOB MAN I LOVE IT :)
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:iconhieucocc:
hieucocc Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
i want you share me wallpaper , thank you!
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:icongaurav22:
Gaurav22 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
how to download this?
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:iconkamoteprotocol:
kamoteprotocol Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Student Interface Designer
can u give a download link
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:iconautonami:
autonami Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
why not make this into a theme?
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:iconsalsam07:
salsam07 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
i like the most is idea to use word "go" instead of start! good work.... thumbs up!!!
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:iconyuubinhaitatsuin:
YuuBinHaitatsuin Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
OMG THAT IS SO SUGOI!!! ^-^ 私はこれを愛していだよ
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:icondesignerdigital:
Designerdigital Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
i want it!!!!!!!!!!!! A.A
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:iconremixedcat:
remixedcat Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I like this one too
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:iconkwgeagle:
KwGeagle Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
I wish this theme was real, i really really really really love it. :3 Nicely made, it makes me speechless everytime i see it
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:iconbumblebritches57:
BumbleBritches57 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
i like the context menu but i wish win 8 iit would be more straight lines

and i like the cover art style logon screen
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:icondublusto:
dublusto Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
very nice :) .........
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:iconemilioex:
EmilioEx Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Very clean and professional!
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:iconuwantbanana:
UWANTBANANA Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
how do i download lol
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:icondublusto:
dublusto Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
very nice. .. u know that .. but :) the logons is realy for win 7 ? how u can`t make that ?
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:iconkain-winterheart:
kain-winterheart Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Great!
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:icondublusto:
dublusto Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
wow. .. super man ... very very very nice. ... how u make the start orb ? like that .. Go.. its easy ? i like that .. u can`t send that ? if want ..
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:iconzied010:
zied010 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
okok
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:icongmansnet:
gmansnet Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
im new here, and my english is not good. I love the wallpaper featured on the desktop of your GUI concept too :omfg:, could you send it please
:tears:? at the best resolution possible or full image. id be very grateful. My e-mail: sologer78@hotmail.com

I want any windows like this!!! I support this project :thumbsup:!

u r :#1:
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:iconindiscrib4ble:
Indiscrib4ble Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
I love the wallpaper featured on the desktop of your GUI concept, I saw as you mentioned earlier that it can only go up to 1280 resolution. My monitor fits 1440 x 900 but I would definitely compromise for that beautiful cloud wallpaper!

My E-mail Address is m4rkbirn@gmail.com if you can send it if you have any free time it would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you :aww:
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:iconnoface10:
Noface10 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
1280x800 sorry
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:iconnoface10:
Noface10 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
Is there a way i can get the background for the logon? It's just awesome!!!
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:iconsalmanarif:
salmanarif Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Sure! What resolution would you like it in?
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:iconnoface10:
Noface10 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
1024 x 770 i think... love ur logon idea in general...think it's possible to code and implement sumthing like this?
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:iconsalmanarif:
salmanarif Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Don't know but you can change the background of the login screen to mine... And please note me your email address!
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:iconkazron:
Kazron Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
Wow, amazing... I love the colors here. The black and gray works well, and the transparency makes the wallpaper (which I would like to request) feel like more than just a wallpaper. I feel conflicted about losing transparency; something like [link] makes it feel great, but sometimes, it's just plain annoying. But I love transparency on the taskbar, which I see you have kept. And your concept of two bars is something I have been using rainmeter to achieve, although not exactly the way it's shown here. Everything in here is certainly something I would rather use than any available Windows skin.
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:iconsalmanarif:
salmanarif Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
Thanks! I too was unable to decide whether to keep transparency or not, but went without it in the end! As for the wallpaper, it's a cropped out stock photo. I can email it to you if you want, but the resolution can't be higher than 1280x800... :[
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:iconwarheadpro:
WarheadPro Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
You should work with another theme skinner here on DeviantArt, I'm sure if you find a good skinner they'll be willing to help bring life to your concept!
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:iconmikehatessomething:
Mikehatessomething Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Student Artist
Wow, this is fantastic...is this a skin?
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:iconsalmanarif:
salmanarif Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
It's a mockup. I'd love to skin it, but seeing that I'm not exactly a skinner nor do I get the time to manage my deviantART account these days because of college, I don't think I'll be able to do so.

Still, appreciate the support! :pat:
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:iconmikehatessomething:
Mikehatessomething Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Student Artist
Woops, double post xD
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:iconmikehatessomething:
Mikehatessomething Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Student Artist
Great job!
Have you skinned this?
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:iconlamaroid:
lamaroid Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009   Photographer
OMG This is wonderfull :O
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:iconk2upt:
K2UPT Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
Actually, you can still turn your black/white carbon theme into an actual windows 7 theme. that would be fucking awseom too have your windows 8 desktop for a theme.
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:iconsalmanarif:
salmanarif Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
Thank you for the kind words. Appreciate it. Problem is, I'm not a skinner so I can't really do it even though I want to... : (
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