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What does your dream GUI look like, /g/?
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>>82026791
Basically Windows 95, but with slightly more padding on stuff and with better typography.
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ubuntu default gnome except it's windows 10 and has games and great software
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mac os snow leopard GUI
+ Windows programs and games
+ gnu/linux freedom
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>>82026791
Your pic + tabbed windows, where each child window is automatically opened as a tab of the parent.
(e.g. open an image inside the file browser and the image viewer opens as a tab in the file browser window)

Also some tiling hotkeys would be nice.
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Mac OS BIgSur has the best GUI in the world.
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>>82026914
changing between these anytime without restarting anything
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>>82026791
Windows95, but tiling.
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>>82026791
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Something like this but with a slightly different style and the panels to the right side
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>>82026791
the windows9x win2k UI was fine, i liked it, Linux is okay because it allows a lot of window managers that are very customizable

dont like KDE-4.x dont like gnome-3.x or 4.x

i like simple and lean, functional without the cruft & kludge, no resource hogging useless eyecandy
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>>82026791
XFCE, LXQt, LXDE, Sway, Gnome 2, Windows XP/7, etc. In other words: shit that's functional and doesn't get in my way.
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>>82026791
windows 7 but fosstardy
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>>82027001
Windows peaked with XP
It was all downwards from there in any possible way.
You cannot dispute this
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>>82026791
Motif
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>>82027913
Windows 2k was the peak.
XP was already a sign of what's to come with its dumbed down ui, even if it was still far better than what we have now
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>>82026791
Desktop
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>>82028082
Mobile (but without touchscreen)
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>>82028092
I don't know why, but I liked that Irix used oblique text for a lot of things.
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>>82028082
literal shit

>>82028105
literal diarrhea mixed with cum
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>>82026791
Ignore the old icons coming from XP, Longhorn was the real kino
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>>82026791
Windows 10 with some tweaks looks good but i don't really care since all i see 95% of using my PC is open programs. A good GUI is barely noticeable but highly usable. Look at Applel and their crappy GUI that has borders which are to small and useless space wasting designs. Windows 10 even with all it's flaws has an almost perfect GUI. I just wish it had more customize-ability out of the box.
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>>82026791
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>>82028082
peak design
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>>82026791
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>>82028416
you have to be joking
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>>82026791
> dream GUI looks like gimp
Nobody said that it was a good dream
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>>82026791
you ever tried reading text in a dream? it's complete gibberish
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>>82028653
21h1 does not have these problems
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>>82028347
Cope flatshill
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Literally perfect
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>>82027112
>Unity based file manager
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Cde with shadows
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>>82028753
yes it does.
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>>82027112
Kek
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>>82028526
W.O.W.
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>>82028753
Why is it so god damn inconsistent, it can't even provide a dark theme across other windows properly despite already having a dark mode for years now
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>>82029289
Dark mode was unironically the fall of user interfaces.
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>>82028622
>dream
not nightmare
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>>82029416
keep dodging the main point
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>>82026791
this guy looks like hes shouting so loud i wonder why hes shouting
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>>82028092
IRIX has the best GUI I've ever used. I hope the MAME driver gets faster or someone writes a better emulator.
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>>82026791
the linux framebuffer is the peak of graphical interface design
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>>82026791
Win 7, with some of the customization options from Vista. Aero Basic should be customizable.
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>>82026814
yes, win95 nailed it, I'm using win7 with the "win95 look" option
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>>82026791
Can't believe nobody in this thread recognised Ross Scott. Kinda says something about the decreasing age demographic of /g/ (or zoomer ratio idk).

Either way, it's a cool thing to talk about. His GUI videos are hours of semi-schitzo ideas, but they aren't half bad. I personally think tiling is the endgame of workflow efficiency, using the keyboard for all inputs other than special use cases like drawing etc. Anything that's not a keybind can and should be located with a fuzzy search/list. Ross already said the tried and hated tiling WMs apparently (I think only on Windows tho), so idk what to tell him.

I guess ultimately that's why choice of DE/WM is an important thing to have.
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>>82028082
holy fuck those widgets on the side are taking me back. absolutely blasted my toshiba laptop with them back in the day and it bogged down the fucking thing like crazy. good times.
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>>82029938
I did, I just don't give a shit about his video about GUIs. He makes good points and terrible points.

My biggest issue with UI is compatibility. The modern web, alongside modern applications, don't look or work great with ancient stuff. Everything's changed in a way that finding consistency is really difficult. There are some features that modern GUIs have that are also somewhat beneficial, and make these older ones not as usable. Like everyone's used to tiling windows now in some way or another, or some form of desktop composition.
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At least post the video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AItTqnTsVjA
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>>82026791
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>>82030008
You probably don't like what I have to say, but; I've come to realise that human beings are far from uniformity or consistency, and the computers we produce are a reflection of that. Expecting, or even thinking that you could have total consistency and for everybody to follow one standard is a rather autistic view that often doesn't align with reality.

Something we perhaps should have done, is build a webkit-like engine that would have been highly performant. Something implemented as a low-level library that all programs could use, and would provide layout, shape and text primatives without the full bloat of a WebKit engine.

Reason being; using webpages was always too attractive of an option for GUIs. 1) HTML is much simpler than Win32/Qt for creating a layout and populating it, 2) People will always abuse GUI toolkits. Think about every Win32 form with 36pt font buttons or pink text on a white background.

It would probably be better to let people resort to creating their own GUIs from the get-go, without resorting to garbage like Electron, and terrible markup langs like HTML/CSS. You lose a lot of UX with non-standard interfaces, but you kind of get that already with shit performance, so I'd say it's lose-lose already
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>>82028515
dangerously
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>>82026791
Like OS/2 Warp 4.
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>>82026791
windows xp classic view for taskbar and start menu with everything else from 7.
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>>82026791
OSX but for VR headsets.
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>>82030041
based, SerenityOS looks fucking incredible
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>>82030475
It looks perfectly credible to me.
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>>82030489
True, credible would be the better term, my bad. But really, it looks great.
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>>82028526
Does this theme comes with KDE out of the box or you have to do chicago95 type stuff to acheive this?

Also how is KDE running on 4 gigs of ram?
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>>82030599
Just use xpq4
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>>82026791
Fucken hell this was peak proprietary.
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>>82030607
Screen shots dont look that good. That KDE one was better.
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everything is made in skeuomorphic wood and art deco stained glass
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>>82027001
This why tf is it so hard
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>>82030712
sorry i meant art noveau
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>>82026914
there's an anon on /desktop thread/ who wrote a tabbed wm with limited tiling support.
it uses motif style tho, not windows 95
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I'm already on it.
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>>82028092
>>82029483
magic desktop is literal fucking perfection
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>>82026791
win95 look, but with all key binds and autism of i3wm. Do you know any window manager that can display GTK window decorations?

Inb4 chickago95 exists
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>>82026791
I'm working on something akin to pic rel for desktops. Its based of cairo
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>>82026791
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>>82031375
spasiba karasho

just kidding, won't ever use it lmao
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>>82028082
>>82028105
This
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>>82031335
I've been past week working on this awesomewm rice, fits your boomer tiler description
feedback thank
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>>82031511
Damn that looks nice
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>>82031511
Will you release it on github?
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>>82028526

Saved, will try to replicate. Absolutely based and the padding is off only in a few locations. Great ricing anon.
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>>82031541
Eventually
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>>82026791
Windows 95 with search in the start menu and noto fonts.
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>>82030377
I could live like this
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i like windows classic
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I think larbs (dot) xyz is pretty great out of the box
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>>82026791
i recently started using sway after using unity for so long.
wayland is weird and limited in many ways.
for example i cant move things from engrampa to the file manager (yes i use graphical applications because i am not autistic.
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>>82026940
the patrician choice
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>>82027112
the best part is that someone made an actual usable thing based on it
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>>82026791

Windows 2000 Pro with Discord Dark Mode as a color scheme.
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>>82027732
Based
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>>82026791
You need more than this comrade?
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I think some variant of the BeOS/Haiku GUI would be a good foundation. Irrelevant of looks or style I think the actual interface part seems great for managing windows.

I've always wanted to put more time into using it, but on other operating systems.
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>>82029483
>>82028092
Does anyone have a good screenshot of the file manager's permissions/mode/properties UI? The thing that lets yo see/set the owner,group,etc.

I think that was the first thing I saw from Irix that impressed me for some reason. A lot of their tools remind me of how Sun made programs with the idea that humans might use them. Except SGI seemed (appropriately) more concerned with graphical flare rather than just having good CLI programs.
It's hard not to appreciate that thought went into these things, even if they may or may not look kind of overly ornate/tacky sometimes.



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