Get rid of hideous mail icons

Discussion in 'macOS' started by maverick808, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. maverick808 macrumors 65816

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  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Judging by comments on this and other forums I know I'm probably going to be in a minority when I say this – but I don't think the new Mail looks that bad. Granted, the GUI seems to be getting a more and more inconsistent (which is not a good thing) but my knickers are currently untwisted about Mail's new look.
     
  3. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Compared to the old Mail, I'll take Mail 2.0. :D
     
  4. maverick808 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I agree that 2.0 has far more functionality than what was in Panther and is overall a far improved app. I just think the icons are ugly. As the arstechnica review points out the icons are contrary to Apple's own guidelines...

     
  5. nesbitt_a macrumors 6502

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    Nice app. But like the guys above said, the new interface has actually grown on me a lot. I hate to say it, but I like it!
     
  6. Cali_Man macrumors member

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    Without commenting on the aesthetics of the new icons, I'm not sure I agree with it necessarily being a bad thing to contradict accepted guidlines (innovation is always a good thing). I do think their look in relation to their functionality has taken a step back however, but it does seem to give the app a more cohesive look.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I figure I will give the new Mail a few weeks to see if I can decide I like it. Sometimes I find, after some time, that I come to appreciate Apple's ways of doing things. Not always -- *cough* Multisession burns *cough* -- but sometimes. :)
     
  8. thedoc1111 macrumors regular

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    Mail's UI is appalling full stop. Apple is not innovating, they are messing around.

    To quote John Siracusa:
    'The first time I saw the new Mail toolbar, I filed a bug on it. (Radar 3968093: "Toolbar buttons in Mail 2.0 are hideously ugly.") It was immediately closed as a duplicate, so at least one other person agrees with me.'

    Huge UI inconsistencies are what I pay extra to avoid when I use OS X (on Apple hardware)...
     

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