Immersive UI Archive

Even the Desktop Won’t Be the Same in Windows 8

A subtle, aesthetic, change was made to the Windows 8 close, minimize, and maximize buttons on the Windows 8 desktop. It now looks more “tile-ish” just like Metro and it has a sharper look to it. Some

Should Metro be an add-on for Windows 8 instead of fully integrated?

So it’s pretty interesting that a lot of people have been asking me why Microsoft need to build an intrusive Metro interface into ALL versions of Windows 8. When you really stop to think about it, the

Microsoft talk about changes to the Start Menu

Microsoft today (in their Windows 8 development blog), described the thinking around changes being made to the Start Menu. It’s a good read and I advise everyone to check it out. I have to say that in

New Rumor: Differences of opinion at MSFT re: Windows 8 dual interface strategy

We received a new rumor regarding the dual interface strategy Microsoft is currently pursuing for Windows 8. This is a RUMOR – We cannot validate the truth of the story. This rumor deals with differences of opinion

Immersive Browser UI is back

Microsoft will include a new application model codenamed “Jupiter” that will allow developers to create Silverlight based applications, deployed as AppX packages (.appx). The UI will be driven by Microsoft’s Metro based design language. The latest screenshot,

Windows 8 might have built in screenshot feature

It’s looking like there might be a Windows 8 screen capture feature. It would appear that the new feature will allow users to simply snap desktop screenshots and easily send them to colleagues and friends. That would

Windows 8 immersive UI

From Windows 8 Secrets co-authors Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott (and Mary Jo Foley) Microsoft is meant to be including a new Windows Phone inspired UI and it’s codename apparently will be Immersive. What is an immersive