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Sorry for the lack of activity off-late, been busy with work and etc.

I must say I'm impressed with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and all the cool features. Which brings me to my update:

I'll be taking a break from developing widgets for Newgen (sorry, left the Music Widget half-done) in order to focus on my own UI launcher, aptly named Clara. I'm experimenting with different features to implement right now (inspired by the recent Windows 8 Consumer Preview), but my biggest problem would be a lack of a concrete concept. With that, can any of you guys help pitch in ideas and concepts?

Current features planned:-

- Metro-inspired Application bar that lists all installed applications on the local machine
- thumbnail bar similar to Newgen's thumbnail bar (subject to change, of course)
- Metro-inspired widgets on the screen, however, I don't want to emulate Newgen, and would like a different concept.
- Toolbar at the bottom of the screen, ala Android Homescreen style (maybe)

Do suggest more features or the concept that I should aim for.

If possible, I would also like help with the creation of icons and visual styles. I wouldn't mind turning this project into a big collaboration.


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rochdale Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi usteg

downloaded your cpu and ram widgets but do not know how to install them.

can you help?
caskad Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Great Plugin, any chance to have source code for this STart widgets?
mitawa Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
By the way how to have a duplicate newgen widget? Say if I want two PicturesV2 widgets showing pictures from different folders, how to go about it? In rainmeter, all I have to do it copy the widget folder & paste it inside a different folder and I am done. But here copying gives me two widgets in widgets bar. But they don't operate independently. Clicking on new copy results in first widget disappearing.
usteg Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
unfortunately, i don't think a workaround will be possible as unlike rainmeter, widgets in newgen are pretty much hard-coded. That said, I have a few ideas on how to implement a workaround, so just look forward to an update in the near-future
mitawa Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
mitawa Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Newgen 9 isn't free anymore. That's sad. I mean I respect creator's decision; but that ends my association with it I guess.
usteg Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
wow, didn't realize, been so busy with work to check for updates. I suppose I will just continue to create widgets for Newgen 8, as I doubt I will want to dish out any cash for Newgen 9. So you can just stick to using Newgen 8 if you want

At some point though, I plan to create a desktop shell of my own, but free of course. Just need to gather input on how the design should look like, what functionalities it should have, etc. Thanks to developing all these widgets for Newgen, I've gained a whole lot of experience.
mitawa Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
It's great to hear that you will continue to develop widgets for version 8 and also that you are thinking of developing your own new desktop shell.
Rest assured, there would be plenty of input for that from my side, once you take up the project. For now, waiting eagerly for your new newgen widgets.
usteg Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
thank you for your support. I haven't started work on the music widget as I'm stumped on the design of the hub; I could just easily re-create the Zune layout as that's pretty much the Metro UI, but it would be easier to just create a control widget where you can play, go to next/previous song, and a button to open up zune or windows media player. Any ideas?
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx for the:iconfavplz:
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