Death of brushed metal? New .mac menu bar.

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Diatribe, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. Diatribe macrumors 601

    Diatribe

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    Just saw that the menu bar in .mac has changed from brushed metal to aqua blue.
    With the new interface seen in Mail.app this could really mean stepping away from metal. For some this would be a relief for some not. I for one liked brushed metal, especially in Safari. But the change in .mac just made me wonder if this is the end.
     
  2. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030

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    I wouldn't have thought it necessarily means the end of brushed metal. But the .mac site was looking very dated and 10.1 like. It looks like they've just updated it to a more modern look but I doubt we'll see aqua iTunes or the like (at least I hope not).
     
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Maybe we'll see platinum iTunes with the debut of Tiger. The so-called "platinum" appearance appears to be a blend of good old Aqua and brushed metal. It has all the advantages of brushed metal (click anywhere to drag window, not just title bar), plus all the advantages of Aqua (nice and clean, not quite so likely to be disliked the way brushed metal was when it was introduced).
     
  4. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    thanks for pointing that out

    I didn't even notice that was changed. Anyway, now that i have seen, I think the brushed metal was easier to read then the aqua. Guess I'm just too used to it.
     
  5. varmit macrumors 68000

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    maybe each release will have a different interface. Aqua, now Brush Metal, and soon to be Platinum. All the iApps might get this working over. Give the people a choice of what they want their apps to look like. Good to give themes that are built right in. Just as long as they don't effect profromance.
     
  6. toughboy macrumors 6502a

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    well as a dedicated, but "soon to be ended" .mac user, I really liked the change to Aqua interface on the bar.. it somehow made an impact of seeing an old friend.. :)
     
  7. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    I don't mind the brushed metal, nor aqua. I do mind not being able to swap between them.
     
  8. ijimk macrumors 6502a

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    I agree i would like the option of switching, i would also hope for more OS colors other than aqua and metal.
     
  9. AoWolf macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I really dislike the metal. I like applications like poisoned that give you the choice. It would be awesome if the Os did but apple does like to have its own style so I think at the most we would only see one or two options.
     

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