I am working on a project where I have to completely revamp our traditional OS desktop which generally has a start menu on bottom left, desktop icons and time at the bottom right. I have to completely redesign an OS desktop, something fresh. Let your creative juices flow, whatever you can think of, no restrictions really. I will be implementing it in Python over a period of 3 months. What I need creative ideas, not implementation.
So let me know whatever crazy things you can come up with. Tell me what you would change in our traditional desktop, what would you remove? what would you add? Need ideas!
I hope to submit a rough sketch to my supervisor in about a week's time.
Interesting, There are dozen of Desktop environments and WMs that it's obvious to say that OS desktop are no longer 'traditional'.
Infact, some DEs are very much customizable that you could make it look like anything you want it. Everything (almost) is modular (eg : KDE)
I am linking some of the good projects from which you might want to take inspiration :
Any specific reason to choose python ?
@Jyoti Hodavdekar - Python is an excellent choice. However, it's not clear if you are only going to focus on the UI improvements. Also you seem to be referring to Windows Desktop in your first post. Are you also going to implement functional changes? If yes, which operating system are you going to modify? As @Abhishek Rawal mentioned, there are several options available in the Unix domain.
If you are focusing on UI improvements, you'll also have to consider the graphics capabilities of your target machines. Some are going to be graphics intensive; and may not work on all the machines.
Ultimately, you are going to need your desktop to offer quick access to -
- System Settings
- ...and some visual enhancements - like screen-saver or wallpapers.
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