some of my friends at Neowin werent happy with the whole titlebar on left idea.
But i was just stretching my arms there.
Here im merging my concept (tweaking it : squaring everything) for my earlier metro desktop app concept.
Merging the two so desktop seems like an extention of Metro. In a way Metro for mouse and keyboard.
And IMO its fresh clean minimal and more consistent than Aero.
Also no time on notification area as charms menu reveal a big time tile on the lower left as all DP users know. And no start button. This concept will have the search bar i designed some time ago to search for apps or files within the desktop area.
It's been awhile, and it likely will be for my next upload, but this is more or less the top to bottom concept of what the 'Focus' text editor would be.
Continuing the "Metro Across Windows" series, this version pushes more of the options into separate windows, which are found through the circle icons seen throughout the Windows Phone OS. The UI would be rather clean, and quite bright, as well as keep you focused on your work at hand.
Anyone have any suggestions for improvement on this? I'm a little worried of the complexity of windows over everything in the main window, though I understand the complexity of showing too much on screen, part of the reason I think the 'Ribbon' is overkill for Windows Live products.