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Ubuntu Unity 5.0 Mock-up by DigitallyDestined Ubuntu Unity 5.0 Mock-up by DigitallyDestined
Unity is the desktop shell Ubuntu has created for its computer operating system. This is what I hope to see it become. Ubuntu may be late to the transparency game but that doesn't mean it can't be the best at it. Let me know what you think. Made on Ubuntu with Inkscape ~ W'salaam - Peace
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:icontwitch-620:
twitch-620 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wallpaper ?
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:icondigitallydestined:
DigitallyDestined Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This was done 4 years, I'm afraid I've not no idea where that wallpaper is from now
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:icondesruptive:
desruptive Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
I wish the system panel could auto hide. Looks great by the way.
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:iconthewin7freak:
TheWin7Freak Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
If Canonical ever makes Unity and its codebase more stable and looking like this, I'd switch back to Ubuntu from my rock-solid Debian Wheezy
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:iconandroid272:
android272 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really cool, nicely done. :happybounce:
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:iconmurder-pete666:
murder-pete666 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
I do like it, but it mimics gnome shell too much...
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:iconartistym:
artistym Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Interface Designer
extreme.............. Excellent............
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:iconarktika13:
arktika13 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
superb!!!!! excellent!!!
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:iconsearz:
Searz Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Looks GREAT. I hope Canonical takes a look at this.
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:iconilikepie641:
ilikepie641 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
reminds me of maemo...
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:icondevilishdb:
DevilishDB Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
whoa looks amazing!!! probably similar to what it will actually be we'll have to find out when it comes out!
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:iconxgemingax:
xgemingax Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
I would use the same edge angle of the apps for the separator
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:iconayaneforever:
ayaneforever Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
I love the clean look of this. Perhaps make the edges sharper (less round) especially for where the menubar meets the panel/dock.
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:iconademalsasa:
ademalsasa Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Assalamu'alaikum. How to create this mockup, my dear brother? I need the tutorial. I think you can make it. Wassalam.
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:iconslsolaris:
slsolaris Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
i like this one, please announce this to ubuntu team!
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:icon3duard:
3duard Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
where can i get the wallpaper :D
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:icon3duard:
3duard Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
I like the original unity already :D I love unity, I love scopes and the lenses! all in one place.
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:icondigitallydestined:
DigitallyDestined Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Looks like I got the Unity version number right then :)
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:iconmodsreloaded:
ModsReloaded Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Amazing!
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airforce1129 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student Photographer
Hopefully canonical will get there head out of there ass, and not screw up 12.04 like they did 11.10... blending the status bar into the launcher is a good move, espescilly since the Ubuntu button is in the launcher, that just seems like a smart, over to do this... well ubuntu's mystery concept will be released in a few days. :D
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:iconmaximancini:
maximancini Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
look like a fusion between unity and gnome 3.... i like it....
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:iconzaqqwerty:
ZaqQwerty Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Amazing Mock-up...
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:iconrottnkorpse:
RottNKorpse Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I like it very much but it begs the question what the panel would look like when the launcher is hidden behind a window? I would suggest a comprimise of the 11.04 and this...so when the panel hides it displays the logo like it did in 11.04...keeps the same design like above though only with the curve being hidden with the launcher.

Although if the line always displays like it does on 11.10 then the curve could stay and that might look cool.

Very very good mockup though.
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Necro949445 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
i really hope they use this
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:iconmredaa:
MRedaa Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
i like it i hope they apply it
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:iconzelda42293:
zelda42293 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
BTW, where did you get the desktop wallpaper?
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:iconzelda42293:
zelda42293 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Dude, this is AMAZING! You should send this to the Ubuntu team!
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:iconxwheelsx:
xwheelsx Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Great work.
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:iconbkss:
bkSs Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hope you know, your mock-up has been featured on OMG! Ubuntu!
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:icondigitallydestined:
DigitallyDestined Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yeah it surprised me this morning :)
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aedgsilva Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Amazingly fantastic!
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madjunir Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Good idea, i like the transparent top bar and the small curve.

however i think the top bar is too wide.

on your past mockups it was thinner.

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also there is the problem with maximized windows...

some have suggested either a new theme (with the window handle bar being transparent) or the top panel would switch back to opaque when there is any window maximized.

what do you think ?
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risbac Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Nice mockup Musl1m, but there is just one thing that is often annoying in a lot of Ubuntu designs : why do you have to copy what Apple is doing that much ? I mean, you are good enough to have your own way, right ? This wallpaper, no way one cannot think about OSX. The design of the Apple OS is great, sure, it's a source of inspiration, of course. But if I want to have the Apple design, I will buy Apple. I don't want a copycat. Your design is really nice, no need to make it look like a "wanna be like OSX". That's just my feeling, but as a long time Ubuntu user, I just don't want it to be too similar to OSX. I think the people implied in its developpment and the community around it are talented people, they can have their own way and be proud of it.
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VS8 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
I like it, but I don't like the top left hand curve thingie. It doesn't fit with Unity because the way Unity handles maximized windows. Maximized windows take all the screen space and the panel itself becomes a part of the window. That curve makes it look as if maximized windows would maximize under the panel and have a curve on the left side making it look weird. Remember that the Launcher hides automatically, that curve makes it look as if the Launcher can't move because it's attached to the panel.

No hidden menus? That's a plus! I looks very nice, I don't mind hidden menus at all, but having them all the time up there looks cool.

I love how you themed the panel and Launcher. It makes it look more unified, something that's missing from the current Unity. The panel needs a major overhaul, your design makes perfect sense. ;)

The icons are something that will change in the future, hopefully 12.04 will bring a new icon theme (Mark promised it a long time ago).

I really like the window theme you used on that welcome screen. I don't like how window borders look on the current version. I like that flat, unified look you're using. The shadows look amazing as well, darker than the current shadows (which are a step backwards from the 11.04 shadows) but still subtle.

You should create that GTK+ theme! I would gladly install it on my machine! ;)

I would really like to see an option in the future. I would like transparent toolb ars and window decorations if the user chooses a transparent panel on CCSM. Making the panel transparent without the rest of the window being transparent makes no sense. Also the indicator menus should be transparent or have the same look as the Launcher quicklists.
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amadofelipe Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Great job! But I think that welcome window is too crowded and that rounded border looks a bit childish..
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DigitallyDestined Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I think there is definitely room for refinement but in the current version of Unity there is a massive disconnect between the launcher and the panel I am trying to address that in this mockup. The rounded border was the best way I could think of connecting the panel and launcher but it does need some work. Thanks for your feedback.
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yankeeboy254 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
If this is what Unity looked like, Microsoft would be out of business. I really wish Unity could look like this. This and simplifying the dash would make the Unity interface epic.
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sammy9897 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
This is beautiful. If this is Ubuntu 11.04, it should have a dash similar to the traditional Applications/Places/System, then it's almost perfect. Love the ideas you have.
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LittleFlutterby Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hopefully Unity will someday look as stunning as this!
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NeonCrephoto Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this looks very nice, i like how it makes the wallpaper more visible...

one suggestion, for when/if this is implemented, if a window is maximized but the side bar is still visible, the gradient behind it should perhaps be made less gradual (sharpened, if you will) so that it is apparent that there is a panel there
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DigitallyDestined Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I hadn't thought of that but yeah i totally agree
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SunnyRabbiera Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
well considering Unity is new its bound to get features like this
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maxboy01 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
your mockup is wonderful , i hope ubuntu team applies it
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Eurux Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
I know this is just a Mockup (Which is awsome by the way) but, do you know if there's a way to make a shorcut of the File Sytem in the desktop?
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sergio91pt Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
It is, just create a normal launcher: change the type to location and use "/" as the location
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:icondigitallydestined:
DigitallyDestined Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Im not actually to sure about that
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