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Windows 10 - Tabs in File Explorer
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Published: February 21, 2015
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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 :)


Update (09 Mar 2015):
  • Minor fixes
  • List View
  • New Wallpaper

Update (23 Feb 2015):
  • Minor fixes
  • New Ribbon UI (minimized)
  • Universal app (check desktop version here: fav.me/d8l17id )

What's new:
  • Transparency (optional - customizable opacity level)
  • New icons (Office 2013 flat style)
  • File Explorer Overhaul (removed Ribbon, streamlined, modern)
  • File Explorer Tabs support
  • File Explorer Split View (not in this mockup)

If you want to see this in Windows 10 please add 3 votes on UserVoice:
windows.uservoice.com/forums/2…
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Dekamir's avatar
Dekamir|Student Interface Designer
Windows 10 would have blown if this was the initial explorer.
But because of the need of backwards compatibility, this is probably not going to happen soon.
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shubhamflow's avatar
it look similar to clover .. 
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TheDonQuixotic's avatar
TheDonQuixotic|Professional Interface Designer
This looks dope!
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rosewaterr's avatar
thats so nice. i'd love for my files to look like this
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OneSquad's avatar
OneSquad|Hobbyist General Artist
It looks so damn good. Why is this not a thing yet. Thank you for making this.
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MrMisterPanda's avatar
Please make this so people can use it. it looks great!
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art-collecto's avatar
art-collecto|Hobbyist General Artist
It is just a concept or you have any theme.pack of it???
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esgibtnureins's avatar
I just suggested your theme to MS through that Feedback app. Hope others will too. Hope they will listen like promised. Default Explorer is so ugly. Folder icons are ugly. 
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esgibtnureins's avatar
MS is listening to the user feedback like you said but not on the page you linked anymore. They use the Feedback app from 10. How should I upvote you there?
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esgibtnureins's avatar
MS is listening to the user feedback like you said but not on the page you linked anymore. They use the Feedback app from 10. How should I upvote you there?
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TheRealSh4d0wm4n's avatar
That's actually really good. Why don't we have tabs in explorer?
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Skrewie's avatar
SkrewieEdited |Hobbyist Interface Designer
Absolutely perfect. Would love to see this on my Windows 😍
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ATiGr's avatar
I have to say you're so talented.

This mockup perfectly infused classic windows functionalities with new windows universal app aesthetics, and even some Yosemite styled translucency touch in the right amount.

Perfect.
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bigikediesel's avatar
Can i please download this? Clover won't work on Win10...

Could y'all add an option for 'double click to go up one level'? 

I gotta have tabbed file explorer
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openmedia's avatar
nice work....excellent
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Metroversal's avatar
Metroversal|Professional Interface Designer
thanks!
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slowboyfast's avatar
slowboyfast|Professional Interface Designer
This! :+fav:
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Metroversal's avatar
Metroversal|Professional Interface Designer
:highfive:

New design coming later this week!
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VasiliKoslov's avatar
VasiliKoslov|Hobbyist Photographer
Now thats what I call elegant! Excelent job mate.
3 votes 4 ya!

Question: You designed the icons yourself? Is there any chance I can get a copy of them?




P.S.: I'm trying to implement a working version of your mockup (just in case the guys in MS don't listen to us). But that's classified information.
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Metroversal's avatar
Metroversal|Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the votes highfive:
Yes, I made the icons but they're not ready for a release yet.
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MatematiX's avatar
MatematiX|Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, truly looks amazing!
but we r not gonna see it in W10 no matter how many votes you get, looks a bit like OSX, also too stylish for MS!
So....do us all a favor and make a theme out of it!
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VasiliKoslov's avatar
VasiliKoslov|Hobbyist Photographer
Back in Windows 8 days I would've agreed with you, but things change, and MS is really taking user feedback into account.

About the UI, I guess they are already going in that direction.

Just take a look at the latest Music App Preview:
www.thurrott.com/wp-content/up…

Change the blue tone, add some transparency/blur and you got yourself a Yosemite look-alike.
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MatematiX|Hobbyist Artist

The thing is that for whatever reason MS is making a difference between modern apps and traditional desktop desktop UI, like explorer.

winaero.com/blog/wp-content/up…

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VasiliKoslov|Hobbyist Photographer
Yet the desktop's UI still looks like a modified Windows 98.

I'm really hoping that MS takes our opinion seriously in this matter. I've been using W10 since the first released build and I didn't see any changes in the UI based on user feedback.
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