[Concept] Redesigning IE and File Explorer

UPDATE: Viewing the images here does no justice to the ~15 million pixels of the actual image. I suggest you click the image and view it from your browser.

Crumbleshake's take on Windows merging the desktop and Metro together is amazing, so I wanted to add to that as well, redesigning Windows built-in apps to make them function better using touch and mouse and keyboard.

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File Explorer.

Completely redesigned to put the most important functions up front and center, as well as tabbed browsing. Get a peek at your uploads, file transfers while you browse your photos. Kudos to Phyletik for inspiring minimalist design.

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A full view of File Explorer

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The typography and well-placed buttons with an edgeless design.


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App-specific charms function on the desktop in the taskbar.


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Tabbed browsing for file management

Internet Explorer.

Condenses the functions of a full-featured browser into a compact yet functional experience. Minimize a tab and you see a screenshot of the website as well, making looking for a tab easier.

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Clutter-free browsing.

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One bar for tabs and searches.

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Small touches that make it easier to switch between tabs.

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Taking advantage of screen real estate to maximise area of searches - and have small screenshots of bookmarks to identify them better.

I'm working on a huge redesign concept for Windows because I feel that it's the only OS that presents a true future of a more functional, less cluttered user experience. Just want to let you guys have a taste of it first and give your comments before doing something incredible major.

Thanks!