Neowin: "Metro" Windows Explorer concepts

By on August 15, 2012, 2:30 PM

For the past couple of weeks, the Internet has been debating the reasoning why Microsoft would dump its "Metro" branding for the Windows 8 user interface. The company could be changing the UI branding to "modern", although Microsoft has yet to officially confirm this. Even with the changes in the UI name, it's clear that the interface design has some fans, including some in Neowin's community.

Neowin community member honolulu110 recently posted his own concept of how "Metro" could be used in the File Explorer portion of Windows 8. The result is pretty astonishing. The first image shows how his concept would work with File Explorer Libraries.

honolulu110 showed how the File Explorer UI could have its color changed, moving from purple to red.

Finally, he showed a Metro File Explorer made in the style of the recently announced Office 2013.

Not to be outdone, a second Neowin forum member Hubert Nguyen posted his own concept for a Metro Windows 8 File Explorer. His design has the main menu elements on the left side, as opposed to having them on top of the File Explorer UI. He added, "I know the icons aren't metro yet, but trust me, metro icons look horrible when I try to use them for this concept."

Source: Neowin, Neowin Forums

This article is brought to you in partnership with Neowin.




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Adhmuz Adhmuz, TechSpot Paladin, said:

What exactly is the purpose of creating an explorer for an OS no one will ever use? Then again, baffle people with bullshit and eventually they might bite eh. On another note, oooh pretty colors... Still not seeing the point in changing what already works, "Metro Windows 8 File Explorer" why bother.

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Rick Rick, TechSpot Staff, said:

What exactly is the purpose of creating an explorer for an OS no one will ever use?

What exactly is the purpose of discussing an OS no one will ever use?

Guest said:

I personally like Aero better than Metro. Glass FTW!

Guest said:

That "FTW" thing is really getting old and childish....sigh

Guest said:

Rick said "What exactly is the purpose of discussing an OS no one will ever use?"

What's the purpose of posting that comment that is not based on facts?

Mudvayne819 said:

i want a console!!! microsoft hear my call!!!! T_T my console!!!! back to linux

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Jesse Jesse said:

Rick said "What exactly is the purpose of discussing an OS no one will ever use?"

What's the purpose of posting that comment that is not based on facts?

I believe he was mocking Adhmuz...

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