Sunday, July 15, 2007

"Clippings" to replace taskbar in Windows 7

Microsoft has on many occasions hinted of the advent of a new user interface in the next version of Windows, currently codenamed Vienna, but referred to as Windows Seven. Today, istartedsomething posted about a patent filed by Microsoft regarding a possibility for a replacement for the taskbar.

There are more images at the source, but these sketchy diagrams don't really help clarify the concept. The idea is, instead of using an icon and text on tabs to represent open programs, there'll be Live Thumbnails, or "clippings" as they are being called, that will presumably appear "outside the focus region", probably in a sidebar of sorts. From the diagrams, it appears to take up a large portion of the screen, which is counter-productive, although I'm believe that Microsoft has already thought of that and probably has some innovative solution.

This is of-course just a patent, and Microsoft probably has many more ideas for a new UI, so don't get your hopes up (or down).

UPDATE: This could be a progression of Microsoft's GroupBar concept.

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