Apple To Add Platinum Theme?

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    AppleInsider has posted screen shots of Mail.app 2.0 in the most recent developer release (8A27x) of Tiger. In a blend of the two current themes available (Aqua & Brushed Metal) a platinum interface theme has emerged, with a smooth gradation of color in the menu bars. Other Mail 2.0 features are parental controls for filtering display of content on a per-application basis, iCal integration, and the ability to read email certificates. A single-window interface has also been implemented, doing away with the retractable mailbox drawer, and circular count badges are being used to show unread message counts within mailbox folders.
     
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    I really like the "platinum design". How bout the rest of you?
     
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    It looks allright in the screenshot..but I'm sure its much better when you see it in person. I personally love the current look of panther. Heck, anything Apple comes out with is always beautiful
     
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    i think it's a definite improvement over aqua and brushed metal. cleaner, sleaker and cooler. matches the feel (if not also the look) of the aluminum enclosures and the new imac. hopefully apple has the balls to implement it across the board for tiger.
     
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    Ok...I'm sorry...but the first thing that came to mind when seeing the image was "Windows".
     
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    looks a little plain to me, i dunno. i didn't like brushed steel right away either, so it's hard to say.
     
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    wow looks amazing, lest hope it fixes some of the errors people have been complaining about.
     
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    Not sure I like the docked folders on the left. I'd prefer to be able to put them on either side. Also, does the folder list get a vertical scroll bar when the list is too long to display? That would take up some of the space occupied by the message counts.
     
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    Upon closer inspection, I don't like it. I really don't know why, but I just don't like it. It seems really flat, and it just looks like Windows. Maybe I'll come to like it, I don't know, but I prefer brushed metal.

    Or give us an option!
     
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    As a mail user I am all for apple adding themes to apps and maybe updating and adding more colors to os x. All good move keep it up apple. :cool:
     
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    Its ok... But not grate.
     
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    I like it

    I use Mail everyday and it will be nice to see a change happen in the visual design of it. I don't plan on using the parental controls, but I don't use ever feature of every program anyway.
     
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    Heck, I want pure Platinum.

    /Goodbye, OS 9, my friend...
     
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    Oooohhh...
    It looks very sleek.

    Nice... :cool:
     
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    it would be better if we could choose the theme of our os right in the system prefs
     
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    Me like. I can't wait until Tiger will be released. The screenshots I saw had potential ... I know it will just get better.
     
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    darn first post considered spam :(

    well the theme looks really nice. Just the overall look of the whole OS is lookin' just amazing. i can't wait for this sucker to come out. it just looks neato :D
     
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    Give me Mail 2.0 NOW.

    A downloads folder? No stupid-looking drawer? And the look is absolutely amazing.

    .narco
     
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    You're not the only one.
     
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    It looks like the pinstripes are making a comeback (check out the inactive window). They never fully left of course, but they did become very very subtle.
     
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    I loathe brushed metal so anything is a definite improvement and I like the look of the theme. However, I hope Tiger is theme consistant, unlike Panther - Aqua, Brushed metal. Almost as bad as Linux - KDE, GTK, Motif themes / looks etc etc...

    Looking at the Mail screenshots, there is too much wasted space at the top of the window - title bar area, just like there is wasted space in the Finder Windows in Panther. Don't like that.

    Also, I like the side bars.. means more real estate if I wish.. removal of side Bars is a definite negative imo.
     
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    Exactly. I saw Longhorn IMMEDIATELY when I looked at that huge title bar area. But is that really a BAD thing? :rolleyes:
     
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    Looks interesting. But I miss the sidebar :(
     
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    If this is a stab at a new appearance (everywhere) for the textured flag, then yay. If it's a third "standard" look, make it go away. Now.

    If it's just shoving bitmaps in the usual way, why? It's true that Mail has been a drab-looking program, but yeesh, it's . . . mail.
     
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    I muttered this to myself when I saw the pics too. What's with all the different colors of grey there? Strange.

    Personally I think the current Mail is fine ... could use an update, sure, but this isn't how I would have chosen to do it.
     

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