Desktop Transitions (Part 2)
With XGL and Compiz, it's possible to make use of animation to better visualise what's happening on the screen. Animation is not a gimmick, it is very a effective aid in understanding what's happening on the screen.
Modal Dialog v.1
Modal Dialog v.2
Creating Folder On the Desktop
Newly created folders and files are sometimes created below open windows. The suggested behavior is to fold the windows that cover the icon until after the user names the item.
Locating downloaded files can be sometimes hard. The mockup shows a download manager that's show in the system tray when there are pending downloads. It allows to list current downloads and also see a download history. After each download is finished a notification is shown.