There have been many concepts envisioning how Fluent Design and
Dark Theme could change the way Windows 10 looks or how a
modern Windows XP could look like in 2018. All these ideas are
quickly gaining the attention of some users worldwide. Created
by skilled designers, these concepts actually look decent.
The concepts are mostly based on feedback that Windows users
post online. Today, yet another designer has posted a concept
and it focuses on Action Center and System Tray. It’s
worth noting that this is a concept designed by a user and not
Microsoft. It’s likely that the ideas detailed in this concepts
would never make it to Windows.
“This is a very ambitious part of my project. It involves a lot
of changes in how windows is made but I’ve tried to unify and
simplify all we have now to make it more usable and
powerful. The main feature of Windows is the Taskbar and
it has received new features since the first release of Windows
10 but they are inconsistent and unintuitive for new users,”
designer Samuel Ojeda writes.
In the concept, the designer shows off how the toolbars could
be pinned to the taskbar. This will basically allow users to
pin system actions such as Time, Windows Ink, brightness slider
and even the Game Bar to the taskbar.
The progress panel
Progress panel is another neat feature. In the concept, it is
can be seen providing a unified experience to check your
processes. It will show the background processes of apps like
OneDrive, Dropbox and Microsoft Edge downloads.
The Device Panel
The Device Panel is supposed to host status of connected
devices like the hard drive, keyboard, mouse, Bluetooth,
dongle, USB drives and SD cards.
“Any developer can add actions to the action center to replace
their current one in the system tray,” the designer explains.
The system tray
The System tray (show hidden icons) is also getting a new
design in this concept. It has Fluent Design and it allows the
users to interact with apps and it’ll hide when the device is
not running any apps that require this feature.