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SOGNO09 - Frak n Frell concept by lassekongo83 SOGNO09 - Frak n Frell concept by lassekongo83
100% Photoshop. :p

It's just an idea. However the emerald theme already exists: [link] :D

It's how I think a desktop without icons would look like, though some icons would still be allowed (like the close icon on the tasks). The desktop would be entirely controled with keystrokes and mousegestures, so no need for any shortcuts. There would still be a menu though - by (key) right/middle-clicking anywhere.

There are also a concept of an application that I call PicBrowse/PicView. A simple customizable image browsing app.

Transparency never works without blur. (Please learn that interface programmers.) :p So a terminal with a blurry transparent bg would be nice to have. ;)

The concept of the task area is not really necissary. I added it there for comfortability I guess. I also think there should be a clock always showing no matter what apps you have open. To switch between apps you would either use the task area or a keystroke/mousegesture. Thumbnails of the application would be displayed when hovered. Task area could be hidden when not hovered or maybe set to always be displayed.

I haven't really though much about how it would look like when there are more tasks than the width of it. I guess the scrollwheel would be handy then, or that it only displays the most used/recent open apps.

Oh well, no such panel exists yet. Nor does any of the apps. I can just keep dreaming. :P

Art & Wall by :iconxnhan00:
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:iconjojosjuaninhas:
jojosjuaninhas Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
hey make it happen XD hope one day XD how abt u create a dock that works like that...it would be awesome and id use it forever XD!
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:iconjojosjuaninhas:
jojosjuaninhas Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Lovely, my fav too !! i REALLY love it omfg amazing!! thank you XD!
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:iconcoroners:
coroners Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
someone make the taskbar in litestep already. I am to new to do it.
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:iconrbo289:
rbo289 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
Awesome! Which font is that? any1?
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
hey ! another one who totally like actual desktop and wish to create something new !
It's my personal project of the year as a student in design arts ^^

Microsoft, Apple or Linux, you've got work to do ! ^^
something better than BumpTop ^^
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:iconkshegzyaj:
Kshegzyaj Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Student Interface Designer
I totally agree ! Transparency without blur should not even be imagined !

It really is a good idea to put close buttons on the task manager, I would make them thiner though. The task bar also takes too much place for me.

You only say something about a desktop menu like the ones we find in Xfce, and the *box window managers... But, what about the applications menu ? Right click on the window ? And a software really needs an alternative to Keyboard... I have no idea how the toolbar could be erased. :(
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:iconthevalrog:
THEvalrog Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
awesome, i would love to see this as a true desktop interface:D
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:icongrafxdesign:
grafxdesign Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
very cool!
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:icondeathshot39:
DeathShot39 Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Reminds me of Cairo Shell's really early development shots. :P
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:iconkazj:
kazj Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
Nice work!
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:iconkowic:
kowic Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
Cool concept, and I agree with most of your wishes and thoughts :)
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:iconneopal:
neopal Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
cool
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:iconmegatomte:
megatomte Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
I was just about to google picview before I read the description... Now I feel sad.

Nice concept.


But I am still a bit sad :[
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:iconspymercinator:
spymercinator Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
You always have excellent mockups. :)
Good work.
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:iconsomnign:
somnign Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
that task, um, bar, or dock is almost doable in litestep... it might be totally doable! =D i'm tryna wrap my brain around a way to make it happen
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:iconjh-kael:
JH-Kael Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I like the iconless concept, I don't like to see my desktop as a pretty version of the file browser. I'd rather prefer shortcut and panels, like the gnome ones.
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:icond37nu1l:
d37nu1l Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Great concept. :)
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:iconwesirblue:
wesirblue Featured By Owner May 2, 2009   Interface Designer
nice idea, i loved ;)
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:iconaretusukusu:
Aretusukusu Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
nice :D :D
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:iconaspras:
Aspras Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Great concept, one suggestion from me. [link]
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:iconmashsmelo:
mashsmelo Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
fy fan vad snyggt!:D
fixa det till ett riktigt tema.. love it! :)
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:iconb4ttery:
b4ttery Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it, would really like to see this become a reality =D
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:iconsinedrock:
sinedrock Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
great shot :+fav:
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:iconnokadota:
Nokadota Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
Dude, you can still make this happen! Ever hear of mocha ui? [link]

Of course, you have to know some web programming to do it but I think it's possible. :+fav: btw.

:peace:
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:iconmath0ne:
math0ne Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Really nice concept man, especially the task bar, very original.
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:icondegonstruction:
dEGOnstruction Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i agree - subtle dark glow instead of overly bold drop shadows and trans with blur.

hopefully a desktop like that will be a reality sooner than later!
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:iconmeggert:
meggert Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
very nice concept!

keep on working :)
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:iconkastoob:
kastoob Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
GQview can provide similar functionality as that picture browser, but the GUI wont be very minimal (unless u press ctrl + h in which case it is as minimal as you can get)
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Thinker-Philosopher Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Okay, this is the best looking concept shot I've seen in a long while. There are some really good ideas here, and I completely agree with what you say up there (minus the mouse controlled environment since I never touch my mouse :P). This looks neat and I wish there was some way to implement it, though there may be som way. As Izo said above, either Litestep or FVWM would be able to replicate it. The only caveat would be that the transparency wouldn't work (at least blurred) since neither LS nor FVWM can apply a Gaussian blur (and F can't even do "real" transparency because it doesn't have a real compositor). Anyways, just thinking out loud.
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:iconbayushi-tai:
Bayushi-Tai Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Isa very good idea and also a nice design too.
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:iconremake23:
remake23 Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Neat but the close icons on the task bar seem to be too much...
the close icons could be on the gray area or only show up when hovered.
like this they take too much room without really giving anything :D

how would i open a program if i had no icons or menu whatsoever (the right-click menu would be too uncomfortable)
I'm kind of a dock fan myself... so all my necessary tools are neatly stacked together and at my fingertips.

The picbrowse concept is nice... i'm currently using Picasa Photo Viewer which is pretty simple and nice but lacks customizability and some functions (set image as wallpaper for example :D)...

imo, the time shouldnt be always visible.. or at least visible on such central position... that depends of course, how would the task bar react to full screen windows? always on top or always behind? (without the close buttons or with the close buttons on the gray area, always on top might be acceptable)
Otherwise i would prefer the whole thing showing up by holding down some key... so when i won't need it, i won't see it :D always visible time would be even annoying because i like to concentrate on my activities without having to look at the clock all the time :)

nice concept, and yes - no blur, no lur
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:iconlassekongo83:
lassekongo83 Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Shortcuts are so 1999 when there are applications like Launchy and gnome-do etc. :p

The idea with the task area is ofcource customizability and may not necissary behave like I displayed here. The user should have an option to customize it however he/she want. If I were to program an application I would focus a lot more time on the alternatives the user can do to make the app look and behave the way the user wants. (Though i'm not a programmer.)
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:iconcoroners:
coroners Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
I really like the idea.
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:iconxrift:
Xrift Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
100% Photoshop yet it looks just bout 85% real :)
Nice job and looks a real nice style i would even like to have.
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:iconizobalax:
Izobalax Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
It IS a good idea, yes. You're right about the transparency, definitely. At the moment, I can only see something like this (taskbar) being replicated in either Litestep or FVWM. Perhaps it might be possible with KDE4's plasma system as well, I dunno.

A thing most people don't take into account is the systray. I see no systray here. Do you use one? I find a systray essential to my desktop.

/izo\
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:iconlassekongo83:
lassekongo83 Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Systrays can be hidden. It could be displayed at the top when the mouse hovers maybe. The current way systrays are displayed annoys me quite much. In gnome-panel it looks horrible no matter what icons you use. In Windows it looks bad. In OSX it looks ok when the right icons are used, but I still don't like it to be displayed if there's a possibility of always hiding it. :p
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Izobalax Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
It is true that there's never been a good way to display a systray. Perhaps this needs looking at. Hmmm...

/izo\
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:iconkrishnanblr:
krishnanblr Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
liked the idea...
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:iconxnhan00:
xnhan00 Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Student Artist
Nice!!!
:D :D :D
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:iconkingcam:
KingCam Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Student
It's good except the task bar type thing is quite farfetched. And yes, transparency (practically) doesn't work without blur.
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:iconwashufeng:
washufeng Featured By Owner May 1, 2009   Artist
It's really good idea. Sober, clean, clean, I put myself on the photoshop or gimp idea like that but I started again in the development of themes and gtkrc file
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