Mac OS X Leopard 9a499 Visual Enhancements

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    ThinkSecret publishes images and notes from the latest Mac OS X Leopard (9a499) build that was seeded to developers earlier this week.

    ThinkSecret describes a number of visual improvements including:

    - New Dock separator between Applications and Documents that resembles a crosswalk
    - Improved menu bar icons for translucent menu bar
    - System Preference icon resembles iPhone's settings icon
    - Finder windows can also be set to always show the path of a file

    Images available in the original article.

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    That'll make iBlue happy.

    Or, BlueVelvet.

    I forget which. :eek:
     
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    getting better,

    just need to fix the default folder icons and I'll be happy
     
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    What's wrong with them? Vast improvement over Tiger's. The whole flourishy Aqua thing was definitely getting old. More professional looking.
     
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    I'm pretty sure the default folder icons are here to stay because almost every custom folder icon has been updated.

    I'm sure that once Apple puts all the little pieces together the Leopard interface will look beautiful (although I sure hope they lay off on the window shadows a bit!).
    -Chasen
     
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    iChat/GoogleTalk in iPHONE!!

    All -- this new iChat/gmail feature is great... BUT it HAS to come with an iPhone version as well.. I gotta have gmail/iChat on my iPhone...

    It's bush league that sidekicks have them and i dont!
     
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    i hate the blue dots that represent the application being open
     
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    I love them.
     
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    Even small things like the rounded corners on the box that pops up from right-clicking the Finder icon look very nice, very polished I suppose.
     
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    I can see why some people might like them, but to me they look cheap and generic (almost looks like something that should be in vista)
     
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    ++

    I love the new folder icons. :)
     
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    I was not originally very moved by the new Dock, but I do have to say that the images shown in this post are gorgeous!
     
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    Lookin' purdy. Gotta decide if I wanna get a new iMac when they release and upgrade later, or...
     
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    I believe Abbey Road just secured itself a spot in the Dock, nice.
     
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    I like them. they're like little blue light lights. it's like having christmas lights up all year-round. ;)
     
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    Not me... I know how to use my Mac. :p :D ;)
     
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    Agreed. I really really hate the open program indicators. Really really generic and naff, this kinda thing would really really irritate me if I couldn't switch them back to the current style (which works absolutely fine).
     
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    I second that. The new ones are garish and hard to differentiate from each other, and just look plain ugly.
     
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    that system preferences icon is ****ing awful. talk about completely clashing with everything else.
     
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    I agree, they are all too similar. I don't care though, as I'll just Pixadex or CandyBar them to ones I like.
     
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    That there Show Path Bar, it's already in Vista. :p

    *Running Away*
     
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    what's up with the "System Preferences" icon???
    I'm sorry but not having an iPhone, I've never seen it before... And I don't like it :( (for now)...

    I liked the old one...
     
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    I wonder what the new airport menu bar icon looks like ...it looked especially horrid before.
     
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    Monitor Finder Bar Icon

    The ONLY negative thing I have has to do with the Monitor Icon in the Finder Bar. Do you think Apple has forgotten that they stopped making that shaped model almost 5 years ago?

    I'd like to see the icon get updated to a Cinema Display shape.
     
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    At least "exposing the gears" makes sense for system preferences. What is the "Apple logo and light switch" supposed to mean?
     

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