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Microsoft has a popular OS interface, abandoning it outright in Windows 8 doesn't at all seem like a brilliant idea. So would you like if your Windows tablet interface looked like this?

In my opinion it has many advantages over the IOS interface. It's uniformity between the "desktop" and tablet UI is what's missing in Windows 8.

The aspect ratio of screen should be 4:3, in competition of the iPad, which also makes a great looking device ideal for tablet/computing use.

So what do you think?

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asked Aug 04 '12 at 04:12

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edited Aug 04 '12 at 11:12

Please edit your question instead of just posting answers.

(Aug 04 '12 at 09:10) Mattophobia ♦♦ Mattophobia's gravatar image

first of all there are tonnes of posts here that needed this kind of correction and 2nd of all it took me time to create these images n share it with the community, unlike the normal vague replies that most people do here, i deserve some respect from moderators, especially people like you who are native english speaker, one more guy named tim fontana abused me badly over here, i want to know 1st of all what kind of community is this and what kind of gate keeper attitude m i suppose to get from here? or shud i just delete my stuff out of here and never participate bec its some english people's club, clear it please, and i might wanna show u screen shot of a UK kid tim fontana who also abused me bec u guys pick n moderate posts that it seems to me u dont like.

(Aug 04 '12 at 11:07) bharatkumargupta bharatkumargupta's gravatar image

Well that's a step backwards really. When people used Windows 7 on tablets with that UI a lot of people seemed to hate it. It's too fiddley.

answered Aug 04 '12 at 07:52

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as far as i can see ipad doesnt currently allows u to close apps instead they are visible to close once u double tap home button, since windows tablet doesnt have physical home button i feel not killing the iconic start button would nicely feed that feature also is the multitasking bar that lot of users are familiar with at the bottom, ofcorz on tablet UI side things will be different(more optimized for touch apps)...i know what i drew is not great but its better than what they ll be offering

(Aug 04 '12 at 07:56) bharatkumargupta bharatkumargupta's gravatar image

Well on a tablet people don't multitask like they do on a desktop. Just because some people don't like having to bring up a menu to close apps doesn't mean that a multitasking bar should take up space on the already small screen. A tablet is not meant to be used like a normal computer so it's not designed like one. As I already said, what you drew is just the normal windows UI which people were using on Windows 7 tablets, and most people hated it.

(Aug 04 '12 at 08:00) Mattophobia ♦♦ Mattophobia's gravatar image

yes ofcorse and so u can swipe it out of the way, these are little details that makes much more sense and since ipad has already risen that bar ms has to push up the experience factor into something totally unique, different useful and that appeals to masses, after all its being different that makes product win

(Aug 04 '12 at 08:12) bharatkumargupta bharatkumargupta's gravatar image

Being different isn't what makes a product 'win'. It's how productive you can be on something and how simple it is to use. That's why the iPad dominates the tablet market.

And for the 3rd time. People used the same layout you're preposing on Windows 7 tablets and most people hated it.

(Aug 04 '12 at 09:14) Mattophobia ♦♦ Mattophobia's gravatar image

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I have to admit; a start menu doesn't make much sense with a touch screen. Even considering visibility with the lack of contrast and inefficient usage of screen real estate it wasn't that good of an idea to begin with. My experience with Gnome and Unity is that its search feature was speedy and more attractive as new icons loaded as I typed. My main issue with Metro is; "It's about as attractive as a table covered in colored paper" and that's going to matter with a tablet. It needs some dimension and contrasting form.

answered Aug 04 '12 at 07:59

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to win market share they hav to be consistent to the user who is already familiar with the current windows OS nuances, and i personally feel that is a winning move, i also feel mac os x has same nuances but they never changed anything, they just made it better, and any product can be made better, start menu IMO is much more intuitive n useful than mac os x dock environment. and many people today use windows thats the only way to compete to ipad

(Aug 04 '12 at 08:03) bharatkumargupta bharatkumargupta's gravatar image

The common way that the Windows UI has been configured and used is; left side of the desktop covered in icons and the right covered in applets. That's the reason behind the new interfaces. It's that convenience and real world familiarity that's in demand. I have yet to see it done better and more creatively than on the IPad.

(Aug 04 '12 at 08:24) ClosetFuturist ClosetFuturist's gravatar image

But not every windows 8 user is a bloody tablet user, ergo I want my start button!

(Aug 04 '12 at 12:49) pjob797 pjob797's gravatar image

LOL! Somebody will have your back. They may even find a better way to display the menu.


(Aug 04 '12 at 20:35) ClosetFuturist ClosetFuturist's gravatar image
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