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Explorer mockup by ap-graphik Explorer mockup by ap-graphik
This is a mockup only (100% Photoshop) of some searches I do around an explorer.

Inspired by Ubuntu, Windows 7 and Firefox 4.0.

Most options are on the right-click.
the "+" is for "new folder"

The search bar can also work like on Ubuntu :
without clicking anywhere, you just begin to type the first letters of the file's name you're searching and all the letters will stay written in the search bar and the explorer will select the files with that same letters.

The "tabs" works exactly like on Ubuntu, it's an address bar where you can select the tab you want to go back where you want, you can also go back to your home folder (or computer, or what you want).

There is no scrollbar, everything is with the mouse, by pressing space your pointer turns into a hand and you can scroll by clicking and moving.
The navigation is not from top to bottom but from left to right, like it were different pages, like on the iPhone or the last Samsung mobiles (at least).
> I think it will be great with a touchscreen, better than top to bottom.

You can still change the page by clicking on the left or on the right of the window (on a small arrow that will appear when above).

Here, "Download" is hover and "Arkaleth.jpg" is selected.

I think that's pretty much everything about the explorer.





Wallpaper : [link]
Font used : Myriad web pro


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:icondmarbury:
dmarbury Featured By Owner May 4, 2017
This is just so cool, light years ahead of what could even be possible today. *Sigh* If only... By the way, still waiting for that CAD attempt of fooSoft of yours ;P
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sheldon293 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
real nice
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:iconwax100628:
wax100628 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
A programmer is needed~
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:iconjaniel1984:
Janiel1984 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
do you please send me the psd of the folders,?
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:icondreamacter:
dreamacter Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Nice.
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:iconfishbertus:
Fishbertus Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Looks awesome!
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:iconlioragyev:
lioragyev Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
icon?
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:iconchikamis:
chikamis Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist
icons please? :P
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
I only made them inside photoshop and never released them, I'm not sure they're worth it, but with a little search around dA I'm sure you cazn find something similar, and better hopefully :)

Something like "Ciment" or "Pry frente" for example (I use Ciment personally)
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UltimateRT Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Nice! Clean and tidy. :)


Find any skins, themes and wallpapers at #Architecture-of-skin!
Visit my BlogSpot, it's getting more awesome every moment!
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:icondeviantgeneration:
DeviantGeneration Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan
This is soo cool looking
wish windows would steal this lol
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:iconfrozencolor:
frozencolor Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing mockup! Mind checking out mine?
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:iconchikamis:
chikamis Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist
icons please? :D ;)
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:iconxboxnissan:
xboxnissan Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
That is when I see that that I understand that engineers can't do design, but designers can. I love the concept, I don't need any manual to understand what is on screen and it's very sharp. Well done !
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:icontuzma:
tuzma Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
lol is insane i love it :D
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Thanks :)
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:iconyautou:
yautou Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
All your concepts are amazing&incredible!
Really admire you!
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
Thank you very much for all your kind messages :)
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:iconrpguere:
RPGuere Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Very cool concept!
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:iconsgtluax:
sgtluax Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
Holy damn!!
I want to believe...
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:iconhybridic:
hybridic Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student Interface Designer
A nice interface for a new kind of windows or another OS .
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:iconjakalope242:
jakalope242 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Student Photographer
Fantastic design, honestly, I had to really think about any cons. It is definitly better than most other commercial file-browsers, but where is the hierarchy (C:Windows/System32/etc) displayed?
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
It's the tabs :)

Thanks ^^
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:iconjakalope242:
jakalope242 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Student Photographer
Ohhhhhh, I see. Apologies, I misunderstood.
I thought the tabs worked as they do in a browser, with each displaying a different area/pathway.

Cheers!
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
No problem :) In fact, thanks for your interest ! If you have imagine it in a way prove that you've question yourself on how that works (good things for me ^^), but also makes me think that it could be better ! (bad for the work but good for me ! ^^).
And I'm always searching for criticism on my work, different point of views, etc... It's the best way to make better works !
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:iconjakalope242:
jakalope242 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Student Photographer
Well I think we have some similarities. I've always had a great interest in user-interface design, and I suppose that I really just collect experiences. Say by trying out an operating system just for it's UI (I've used about a dozen different OS's, and actively use about five). Point is, I find your work spectacular and fascinating. Keep it up!
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:iconbgjerlowdesigns:
bgjerlowdesigns Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
You should release those folder icons. They look really nice :D
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:icongieffe22:
gieffe22 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
man you can send me the resources??...i make it on rainmter!!please!!!
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:iconrickypereira1992:
rickypereira1992 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Wonderful concept!

Man, can U give me the Droid Sans Font?
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Thanks,

Google is your friend :)
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:iconetcoman:
etcoman Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Student Interface Designer
duuuuuuuude, you should make a vista (or win7) theme like this, thatd be sick!
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
I've received a proposal for a Rainmeter skin, I wait for it, but I have absolutely not the knowledge to port it to an actual OS. It was more made for research on OS and how to improve the explorer (or finder ^^).
Thanks
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:iconetcoman:
etcoman Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Student Interface Designer
well, what about Soft OS? Couldnt you make a theme like that?
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
All the themes that are actually made are based on Aero, we only change the png inside the theme, sometimes we change some size or font, but we cannot move everything as we like, and here there would be a lot to change ! ^^

I possibly could play with the same feeling in a VS for 7, but for now I don't know how to change the background of the explorer to be transparent...
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:iconetcoman:
etcoman Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Actually, i only meant the PNG files. I think it would look nice to have an Aero them made like this, even though you cant move the parts of the window, its still visually nice
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:iconxl-design:
xl-design Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
Its a dreamĦĦĦĦĦ
Could u send me the link or what folders are they i love it like your work ;)
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
I'm not sure what you're talking about but everything here is just a mockup made in Photoshop :)
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:iconxl-design:
xl-design Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
ah ok Im talking about the foders cause are very nice
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
oh ok, thanks ! ^^
I'm sure you can find similar one on dA
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:iconxl-design:
xl-design Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Yeah I se a few similar but yours its so nice I like it more ;) ;) Great job AP
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:iconcalvdaelf:
CalvDaElf Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
can i use your idea in a rainmeter skin?
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:iconap-graphik:
ap-graphik Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
I don't know how far you can go, but if you can do something great then YES you can ! I'd be glad to see what you can do, I'm not familiar with rainmeter so I don't know all the possibilities, but it would be really great if you can make something like this :)
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:icondarrenbarlow:
darrenbarlow Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Sexy
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:iconavsky:
avsky Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. Crisp and clean. I love it!
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:icondrsouvikkumar:
drsouvikkumar Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Great Concept specially about scroll replacement by mouse dragging !!!
PS: icons are not so good looking, ;)
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:iconthimoteus:
Thimoteus Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
looks great
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:iconsilent-death-love:
Silent-death-love Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Awesome hope in a year Something like this would be released by u or MS
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:iconnova2197:
nova2197 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
very nice
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:iconextremegamerbr:
ExtremeGamerBR Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Very nice! :D
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:icondacone:
DaCone Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
omg i want it!
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