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MBX
Oct 20, 2010, 05:28 PM
I sure hope so. Those ugly blue buttons/ scrollbars need to be put to sleep finally.



angelwatt
Oct 20, 2010, 05:36 PM
No evidence of this currently. Apple could make GUI changes though. Wouldn't mind something fresh, but I have no issues with the current theme. One change that has been noticed is that the title bar on windows is going away (or at least the developer has the choice) as can be seen from the App Store screen shots (http://www.apple.com/mac/app-store/).

celticpride678
Oct 20, 2010, 06:00 PM
From the preview that Apple gave today, Aqua is still there. However, Lion is still a year away, meaning that things could change.

kbmb
Oct 20, 2010, 06:23 PM
No evidence of this currently. Apple could make GUI changes though. Wouldn't mind something fresh, but I have no issues with the current theme. One change that has been noticed is that the title bar on windows is going away (or at least the developer has the choice) as can be seen from the App Store screen shots (http://www.apple.com/mac/app-store/).

Actually, these were posted by @viticci on Twitter:

http://img.skitch.com/20101020-drs3rq9hssh5e5tytcfbk4i17w.jpg
http://img.skitch.com/20101020-xp3eagyfmbsf21m52f32khnks5.jpg
http://img.skitch.com/20101020-dpg4hsurbbr1rrfyd5ib88ipkk.jpg

Any Aqua bars you saw were on the systems running Snow Leopard. Looks like Lion will offer the new scrollbars that auto hide away.

-Kevin

HelveticaNeue
Oct 20, 2010, 07:47 PM
Actually, these were posted by @viticci on Twitter:

I noticed that during the keynote as well. Also, if you notice during the demo of Mission Control (God I hate that name) the Safari Pages for NYT and Rotten Tomatoes both are obviously long webpages, yet lack the blue or even greyed out scroll bars, so I assume Safari 5 (6?) gets the iOS dissolving black scroll bars.

miknos
Oct 20, 2010, 08:23 PM
I like the design but not knowing if a page have more content doesn't look good.

DJ-R
Oct 20, 2010, 08:31 PM
Oh wow, finally auto hide Scrollbar just like iOS!!!

SWEET! More space for contents!

damson34
Oct 28, 2010, 01:33 AM
No evidence of this currently. Apple could make GUI changes though. Wouldn't mind something fresh, but I have no issues with the current theme. One change that has been noticed is that the title bar on windows is going away (or at least the developer has the choice) as can be seen from the App Store screen shots (http://www.apple.com/mac/app-store/).

They already started going that way with itunes 10. No title bar...

Mike225
Oct 28, 2010, 02:00 AM
Oh wow, finally auto hide Scrollbar just like iOS!!!

SWEET! More space for contents!

Do you lack horizontal viewing space?

mrsir2009
Oct 28, 2010, 12:05 PM
Oh wow, finally auto hide Scrollbar just like iOS!!!

SWEET! More space for contents!

What, half an inch lol?

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Anyway, I wonder if they will be doing away with the blue buttons on dialogue boxes? I fail to see what they could replace the pulsing blue with :o

Seems like only yesterday Steve was talking about "the lovely new aqua interface" in the keynote for the Mac OSX Beta :rolleyes:

Orree
Oct 28, 2010, 12:35 PM
I want a complete GUI overhaul. Very tired of this style.

DaWooster
Oct 28, 2010, 01:06 PM
Sounds like Aqua will get depreciated before it gets revamped.

mrsir2009
Oct 28, 2010, 01:07 PM
I want a complete GUI overhaul. Very tired of this style.

Whats wrong with it?

iThinkergoiMac
Oct 28, 2010, 05:26 PM
They already started going that way with itunes 10. No title bar...

Uh... there hasn't been a separate title bar in iTunes for several versions now...

jedy
Jan 16, 2011, 08:43 AM
As long as Finder remains in Lion and future releases I'll be happy. It is the trend now on PC, particularly with browsers, to replace the menubar with a dropdown menu which is most irritating. At least with Mac this irritation wont happen thanks to Finder which houses the menu items.

roadbloc
Jan 16, 2011, 02:01 PM
Aqua gone? Probably. Do I care? Not really.

santaliqueur
Jan 16, 2011, 02:26 PM
Aqua gone? Probably. Do I care? Not really.

I love when people interview themselves.

karsten
Jan 19, 2011, 10:09 PM
bring on the ios scrollbars please

simsaladimbamba
Jan 19, 2011, 10:11 PM
As long as Finder remains in Lion and future releases I'll be happy. It is the trend now on PC, particularly with browsers, to replace the menubar with a dropdown menu which is most irritating. At least with Mac this irritation wont happen thanks to Finder which houses the menu items.

Finder is just an application to administer your files. The Menu Bar is there too if you are using another application, independent of Finder.
And I agree, that the Menu Bar in Windows seems to hide more and more.

Blakeasd
Feb 6, 2011, 02:46 PM
As far as I know Aqua is gone. Some applications that will be bundled with Lion no longer have those blue push buttons, they are now textured gradient buttons. Unfortunately I cannot say where I found these changes.

treichert
Feb 7, 2011, 04:18 AM
As far as I know Aqua is gone. Some applications that will be bundled with Lion no longer have those blue push buttons, they are now textured gradient buttons. Unfortunately I cannot say where I found these changes.

Of course you can't.

Forgot to take a blurry photo in an elevator? :P ;)

KirkL
Feb 7, 2011, 06:30 AM
I noticed that during the keynote as well. Also, if you notice during the demo of Mission Control (God I hate that name) the Safari Pages for NYT and Rotten Tomatoes both are obviously long webpages, yet lack the blue or even greyed out scroll bars, so I assume Safari 5 (6?) gets the iOS dissolving black scroll bars.

So how will you know if you a page has more content? With NYT it might be "obvious" but what about sites one's never visited before?

MikhailT
Feb 7, 2011, 05:43 PM
So how will you know if you a page has more content? With NYT it might be "obvious" but what about sites one's never visited before?

Just scroll down?

karsten
Feb 7, 2011, 06:20 PM
So how will you know if you a page has more content? With NYT it might be "obvious" but what about sites one's never visited before?

it will probably have that rubber-band spring effect at the bottom so you know

MattInOz
Feb 7, 2011, 09:47 PM
Just as long as I can still grab the scroll bar to move position. Scrolling long lists or big documents with finger flicks is still a pain.

MisterK
Feb 9, 2011, 01:36 AM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

I see Apple doing the flatter matte look we've been seeing across their stuff to replace aqua for lion. What I'm really looking forward to is the next MAJOR overhaul when, I predict, they'll go for a flatter more print looking "luminescent" look like you might have seen in WALL-E or Despicable Me. Way more modern looking and doing away with tactile "pushing down" physical button metaphors.

Blakeasd
Feb 9, 2011, 06:50 PM
Some proof:

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/Blakeasd/Screenshot2011-02-09at74802PM.png

treichert
Feb 10, 2011, 04:01 PM
Sorry, but that could be any app and doesn't look like it's part of Mac OS (at least I can't think of the app....)

roadbloc
Feb 10, 2011, 05:18 PM
Some proof:

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h386/Blakeasd/Screenshot2011-02-09at74802PM.png

WOW! It must be true then. :rolleyes:

Jeez. Of course Apple are moving away from Aqua. Look at the latest version of iPhoto. It looks very iOSsy. Look at the keynote. Scroll bars are gone, the icons are more iOS-like. Aqua is as good as dead.

Blakeasd
Feb 10, 2011, 05:32 PM
It actually is a Mac app that will come with Lion. Look Here:
http://developer.apple.com/technologies/tools/whats-new.html
It was a screenshot of the navigator bar. I have access to the golden master and Aqua isn't there.

treichert
Feb 11, 2011, 01:59 PM
Well...:rolleyes: