- Right window button (expand/collapse toolbar) removed? (nice catch from Mailia! See here This could be because the windows are inactive. Could be Apple is trying to match the iOS fading scrollbars with the button? Or could be a permanent removal. Unconfirmed, in the meantime. - Mission Control (see here) Confirmed - Folders/Launchpad (hat tip to Engadget, see here and here) Confirmed - New iCal can be seen in Mission Control screenshots - iOS badges (hat tip to MacStories again, see here) - iOS style scrollbars and scrolling behaviour (hat tip to MacStories, here and here) unconfirmed if this is a system wide-change - White QuickLook nothing for now on this - QuickLook popovers in Spotlight ditto - Aqua is still very much present still present in some apps, might change
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Aqua isn't the best, but it's something anyone can work with and is still publicly accepted, after 10 years now. I'm not the biggest fan of its appearance currently (though I believe it's still the best currently it's ever looked) which is why I modify to my liking. And I'm perfectly happy with my computer as is now. Can't wait to see Lion
To Aqua Or Not To Aqua - isn't my concern anymore, Inconsistency still is. Sounds like Lion, yet again, will add more out-of-the-place elements to the present interface. Apple's hardware designers should have a say in the UI, IMHO.
Well one thing that bothers me is that Mac OS Interface is the same on all Macs. It might be just me, but I like to customize the interface to make it blend with the hardware I'm on. Not drastic changes, I do not want to fragment Mac OS versions, but a simple option to make OS X look more like the Mac I'm on. But Options is what Apple doesn't give. One more thing that Apple doesn't give... They don't give a crap about UI customizations. So this is purely my dream and I'm pretty confident this will never happen.
My thoughts on Aqua or not to Aqua? To be honest at this point I stopped caring about UI elements. Aqua UI sort of blended in to my every day life, so minimal changes like the iOS like scroll bars won't change a thing for me. That is the main reason why I change themes in OS X. They change the style, but they don't change the UI itself. So what I'm trying to say here is that I still can live with Aqua for some time, though some addition are welcome. One particular thing I would love to have and we saw this in a couple of these 3D desktop concepts - File stacks on desktop. Imagine that you could just throw a file onto another file and it will make a stack. Now Imagine this, if you are using a Magic Trackpad or a MacBook trackpad, you could just hover over this stack and pinch to open the stack. Just like you can in the iPad Photos App! THIS would be something I would REALLY love.
I don't see what's so bad about Aqua? What are you guys proposing then? If we made everything grey and 2px wide it'd become pretty boring to look at, over time. I know that some of you prefer minimalism but there are also people who can't stand looking at blank monochrome surfaces for a prolonged time.
peetr wrote:To Aqua Or Not To Aqua - isn't my concern anymore, Inconsistency still is. Sounds like Lion, yet again, will add more out-of-the-place elements to the present interface. Apple's hardware designers should have a say in the UI, IMHO.
well said. i totally agree. it seems to me redesigning the entire UI to bring all of there hardware UI's together is preferred. please do it apple!!!
maybe, just maybe they will let the end user decided what theme they want... they could just include all previous aqua versions, iOS version, and hell OS9 versions and whatever else they want and then have a pref pane to install it/change between them... you know like windows, or linux, or any other desktop OS...
naw we all know that cannot happen...
New OS ? lets have sweeping changes, not release documentation on how it has changed, and lets make it Fundamentally different, yet have it look similar...
Also "rubber band scrolling"? there are already existant 3rd party pref panes for that, but i have a feeling it will be the only method of scrolling in the New OS, the old scrolling will not exist.
*I honestly think apple after jobs came back is much more concerned with Gui and Image than with the functionality of the product...
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