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Windows 10 - Ribbon

By Metroversal
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Since Microsoft is listening to feedbacks I decided to try to contribute with some mockups. I hope that it will come to their attention :) (Smile)

What's new:
  • Universal app (check phone version here: )
  • Transparency (optional - customizable opacity level)
  • New icons (Office 2013 flat style)
  • File Explorer Overhaul
  • File Explorer Tabs support
  • File Explorer Split View (not in this mockup)
  • Ribbon UI

If you want to see this in Windows 10 please add 3 votes on UserVoice:…
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Vabulletizer's avatar
How to download?
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Mibo5354's avatar
This should fit right in with "Project Neon"
Juantjie's avatar
Okay, so what now? Is there no way to make a program that would allow for this theme? I've read on the dark themed version that there are people willing to do this for free. Why does this have to go through M$?
If there's not much hope, is there something akin to this that is available? The dark-themed version is EXACTLY what I want. :/ :( :'(
Is there nothing we can do?
shaikh44's avatar
At the right corner you must even keep the details panel
leduc-gallery's avatar
That looks really cool, though access was denied when I tried to follow your link.
rionishida's avatar
as an optional UWP app it's not bad, but as a total replacement for Explorer (i.e. removing the Win32 explorer in the process) it's dangerous. The UI is "UWP-sized", with massive titlebar/addressbar and ribbon buttons, yet the ribbon is just a single Mail-style menubar with only a few options. The back/forward/dropdown/up controls don't belong in the navbar; that's bad design choice as their horizontal layout makes them appear to be controls which affect the navbar rather than the content panel. Likewise, if you make the window narrower and don't force them to shift out of the navbar (creating a UI inconsistency) then you'll lose access to them behind the navbar menu. The standard navbar isn't resizeable either; you can only open and close it.

Microsoft cannot replace Explorer until they've implemented input device adaptability, so that we don't lose screen real-estate or functionality for the sake of touch-friendliness on touchscreens we don't have.
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Really interesting feedback, thank you! :)
Please note taht this mockup is 1+ year old, the new one is totally different, hope to share it sometime after this year //Build/ event :D
vnai816's avatar
How to download this theme? Link which you write dont exist. 
Skrewie's avatar
looks very elegant and beautiful
I would love to see this on windows :D
Betosoft's avatar
nice elementary OS linux look a like
jwilco's avatar
I would love to see this in Windows 10. It's about time they changed the file explorer. Give it a fresh look
xVaskii's avatar
i love the taskbar! wallpaper anywhere?
amit090shukla's avatar
How do you makes these things? Photoshop? It looks very nice.
Metroversal's avatar
Yes, made with Photoshop! Thank you so much ;)
mantra138's avatar
This is what would be great in Windows 10. Hopefully Microsoft listen to what people wan´t in this version. Get rid of the old 90´s and bring in the new
Metroversal's avatar
I really hope so
Janiklie's avatar
Yea, the Windows 10 Explorer looks horrible right now!
Your design concept looks really awesome! 
Also I think your concept dovetails nicely with Windows 10 design language.
Your concept is the future of Windows 10. I 
genuinely hope that Microsoft choose your design.

Great Job!
Metroversal's avatar
Danke my friend! ;)
Well I hope so, I think Microsoft should do the exact same thing as with Project Spartan. I mean, they keep the old Internet Explorer but Project Spartan will be the default browser.
The same thing should be for File Explorer, it's ok to keep the old one but they should try to set a "modern" version as default.
Janiklie's avatar
I can only agree with that!
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Metroversal's avatar
Thanks! Glad you like it ;)
Dave2399's avatar
This is brilliant! Absolutly FANTASTIC!
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