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Windows 8 Metro Start Menu Concept by andreascy Windows 8 Metro Start Menu Concept by andreascy
I present to you my new concept. A Metro Start Menu Concept that i think is missing from Microsoft Windows 8. 

Feel free to make any comments that would help to make this work even better. 

I' ve used for this concept some metro icons from DaKirby309. You can find them here :

dakirby309.deviantart.com/art/…?
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:iconrondubbleg:
rondubbleg Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
This is sick! I think you should work for Microsoft designing there GUI interface layout. Or actually I think we should use this for Linux!
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Perhaps we'll it on our OS who knows? ;) Thanks for your great comment!
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:iconjedox:
jedox Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed! You gotta work for windows dude! You'll make windows GUI a little bit awesome.
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thx man! I wish to you every best too! Follow your dream.
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:iconjedox:
jedox Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks dude! :D (Big Grin)  
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:icontarverarts:
TarverArts Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool dude
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks man! Much appreciated the fav and the comment! :thumbsup:
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DarthRevan13 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
The whole purpose of the new Windows 8 Start Screen is the live tiles, and the icons in your design are to small to show app updates. If you could come up with a better design than Microsoft did that incorporates live app updates then you should definitely transform it into an app.
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks for your feedback mate! Well this idea is based on just tiles (not live tiles) for the app shortcuts that could play the role of a metro start menu that microsoft removed from desktop's taskbar. I dont think they need to show updates since their purpose is different than the start ui live tiles. Due to their size also its something that is not allowing updates. But i like your proposal and your idea. Based on this you ask for a start menu that will show updates on live tiles right? This will make it much bigger though.. what do you think?
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:iconiasookia:
iasookia Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This concept...must...become reality!
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it man!! :D
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:icontheredcrown:
TheRedCrown Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
this star menu in win8 should be .
great job .
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!!
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:icontheredcrown:
TheRedCrown Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
welcome .
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:iconanniextra:
anniextra Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   Interface Designer
Great job!!!! But how can i use it in my WIN8? with which 3rd app?
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!! :) This is just a concept i made its not an app..perhaps i will develop it in the future as an app but unfortunately not now..you can use other 3rd party apps that bring back the normal start orb and menu from windows 7 if you want that..or if you just want this one, you ll have to wait a bit!
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:iconivereor:
iVereor Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
I would totally use that :D It's minimal, clearly layed out, would be easy to navigate too. :-)
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you so much my friend, much appreciated!! :)
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:iconivereor:
iVereor Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
You are very welcome mate. Windows 8 FTW :D !
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:iconyashtanwani:
yashtanwani Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
looks really cooooolll
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks buddy :D are you a designer too?
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:iconmetrogt:
MetroGT Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
this is very cool,!!!!!!!!!!!!! if ms will use it, the os will get 5 times better than now, this is this is touch and user friendly but gives you much more "Classic" Windows Experience!!!! Lovin' it!!!
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hey buddy..thank you so much for your great comment..it really means a lot..as for ms i dont think so they ll use it..its official statement that they wont go back to start orb and menu..unfortunately but ok..we ll get used to the new way or use 3rd party softwares to bring it back!! :)
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:iconmetrogt:
MetroGT Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
There you right :) :'(
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:icontheintenseplayer:
theIntensePlayer Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
That looks amazing. It's really user friendly, but ARE THOSE ROUNDED CORNERS ON THE SPEECH BUBBLES?!
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks My friend!! Yes these are rounded corners but are not a part of the idea..these are just tips for the preview needs..nothing more..if those were a part of the concept and were workable then these angles were going to be squared :) so i wanted to show this difference between working and not working part..
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:iconl1nkysys:
L1nkysys Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Cool prototype...Yet nothing beats the original start menu from windows 7!
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
thx! well personal tastes buddy ;)
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:iconthedeleteduser:
TheDeletedUser Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hey, this is very cool!

I still feel that there is a lot of discrepancy between the Metro UI and the Desktop UI in Win 8. Maybe some of the artists here can bridge that gap with a new theme!
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
thx bro..well you mean the desktops theme right? it doesnt fit with the metro ui..microsoft uses aero with metro but i dont think its a good idea..its something like little of this little of that..you can still check my other concepts. maybe you ll find something interesting!
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flamesoffish Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
is there i desktop on windows 8 ? all i have ever seen was this weird start menu or start screen as a touch screen but no desktop?
i my self use windows 7 and mostly i juts use vert pc and i run windows xp but 8 don't look that good to me whats different?
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes buddy of course..windows 8 logs in metro start ui but there is a tile that takes you to normal desktop screen! same as 7 with some changes e.g there is no more start orb + start menu..thats why i made a concept based on that idea! win 8 are awesome..it has some small bugs, some critical changes i dont like but till now it seems to be an awesome OS you should try it!
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davjacobs Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
I like it. So long as it doesnt replace the fullscreen start and the only way to activate it is via an old fashioned start button on the taskbar or to snap the start menu to the side panes, like you would with an app. :)
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
thx mate :D definitely i believe microsoft has to bring back the old way of start menu on taskbar. I just thought that menu to be redesigned and match the other metro style of the OS, snap it to the sides like an app and work generally as the rest start UI. I prefer a start orb as it was on previous OS but also i ve added in the concept an easiest and fastest way with just double clicking anywhere on the desktop..this slides from the side the menu :) !!
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:iconenergetika:
energetika Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Veri nice.
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much !!
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:iconan10s:
AN10s Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Think, that all maybe possible on xp,vista,7 with rainmeter!) But this some difficult. Think that ms must made UI more customizable than all previous version in os.
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:iconbuggy715:
buggy715 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
God, I would LOVE this. Microsoft, YOU PUT THAT IN WINDOWS 8 THIS SECOND!
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
thx man :D !! yeah they missed this!!
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:iconfurqan01:
furqan01 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I like it, man!
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks bro !! :thumbsup:
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great concept.:D You should really have a look on Avedesk. Shouldn't be very hard to realize this.
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks Peter :D !! What to realize with Avedesk?
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I mean you could build this startmenu with Avedesk for older Versions of Windows. Don't know if Avedesk works on 8. I'll gonna try it.
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
ohh, now i understood! I think its a good idea but i dont know if it works on 8..i will try it now Peter thank you!
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:iconbruellkaefer:
Bruellkaefer Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
this is really the best way for the new startmenu. microsoft will make a total crash with the way actually
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is what i believe too my friend!! most people agree with you so yeah..since they showed us how is the rest metro style i thought to add the same style where is really missing. And thats the start menu! Thanks for yr comment bro!!
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:iconmrmyasdf:
mrmyasdf Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
wow alot better than MS's shit...and i thinkl this will be more compatible for pc's as well for for tablets too...
great job!
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you so much for your great comment buddy :) !! definitely i think this too!!
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:iconartazns:
ArtAzns Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think this a viable alternative, as I think this will make older users more at home!
Great work! :)
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