|A Skin I made using parts of other skins. I hope you like it.|
|A Windows concept/mockup if you will, all made in Rainmeter and Launchy. Its something that I would like to have in a default desktop. |
UPDATE I released 8Bar, the concept skin to this desktop. Get it here .
As you can notice in the tasbar, it retains a start button (which actually works, to my suprise some useful computer specs that flow with the design of the start orb., followed by a weather readout. After that is the start of the extra information that is available for customization. Basically customizing the Superbar to make it truley super. Instead of having desktop widgets, why not put them in the toolbar? Reasons for that would be that first we have more than enough on the taskbar on WIndows 7 to add widgets, and second that the desktop is almost usually 100% of the time covered by either a web browser or other programs, but most people still have their taskbar visible, so its almost perfect.
Nothing special here since Windows 7 really improved it with the superbar. Thumbnails for programs open is already implemented, so thats nothing that can be improved.
Launchy Taskbar Integration
I was looking around for Launchy hacks, and apparently Launchy 1.* had taskbar mounting capabilities, that they got rid of in version 2.*. I have no idea why they would get rid of this feature, since most people don't want to have to set a keyboard combination. Sure its faster but honestly, some people like to point and click, and integrating Launchy into the taskbar would be perfect. Once again, their would be enough room, so its nothing to worry. Of course for people that prefer the keyboard combination, it can be unmounted from the taskbar, and just used like it is today. It could also be mounted in the taskbar, and be brought into focus through a key combination. Either way, on desktop search is something that would be nice.
Since the tray is a smaller version of the superbar, that means that you can put more stuff their in the same amount of room. So why not put a media monitor their. Today's latest media players like Winamp have tray icons that work, but you can only access the controls by right clicking. With my concept, hovering over the tray icon would bring up basic controls.
Its something random. I was just randomely playing around in rainmeter, and I thought of this. Its my idea, please preserve that notion, but critisism is also something that is accepted. This is just a concept, a mockup of things. Keep that in mind