More Leopard Features and Screenshots

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    While early looks at Leopard have provided focus on the major features announced by Apple, the following minor features may prove to be interesting to day-to-day Mac users. Reports of the Leopard Developer's preview is that it is remarkably solid, and the user interface is more responsive ("snappier") than Tiger (Mac OS X 10.4).

    Reports indicate that the Finder and Front Row are exactly the same as the Tiger versions, suggesting that unannounced improvements could be in store for them by Leopard's final release.

    The following screenshots highlight new and interesting features:

    iChat:

    iChat prefs - with saves
    List of Buddies
    iChat File Transfers
    Emoticons
    User Profile

    Safari:

    Bookmarks window
    Confirm? - Warning for closing tabs
    Confirm? - Warning for losing Form data
    Safari Find - Find hilights words on the webpage
    Loading - small icon showing load progress
    Window menu
    Bookmark Tabs

    Spotlight:

    Spotlight Window
    Spotlight Menu
    Spotlight Quick Look.

    Misc:

    Battery Meter.
    Dock Preferences - with addition of "Springing" option.
    Invoke expose in Spaces
    Finder Prefs - Grid spacing
    Preview - improved buttons
    Group Move in Spaces - hold command and drag a group of windows.
    Leopard Trash Window - now with Empty button
    • Other Preference Panes: Time Machine Prefs, Spaces Prefs
     
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    NiceFeatures!
     
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    spicyapple

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    Safari improvements are most needed, especially Safari Find seems like something I'll use more often.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    it's the little things...
     
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    Still... meh.
     
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    "Warning for losing Form data"

    They've got my money :D (And Firefox-style Find!)

    And I really have to believe that the old metal look will be gone in the end, replaced by the new iTunes look.

    Current theme count for the record:

    * White aqua (with three different toolbar styles: old, unified/no-line, and little-icons-on-gray-pills like Mail)

    * Textured metal

    * Smooth metal (iTunes)

    * Dashboard (non-aqua sliders)

    * Black bezel (like the floating controls in iPhoto)

    * Pro aqua (gray with thinner title bars--Final Cut etc.)

    * EDIT: new "quick look" theme?

    All of those are used by multiple apps. There are also special variations like GarageBand, but those are fun and not objectionable to me.

    EDIT: Actually, none of the above are objectionable to me--they have their uses--just so we get down to ONE metal look instead of two :) And my vote for best toolbar is the big icons (not gray pills), but in the unified/no-line format. Just like Tiger's System Preferences. (Not like Mail, not like Safari Preferences.) But it looks like the gray pill thing is spreading in Leopard. I can deal... just make it more consistent.

    Don't get me started on all the different kinds of non-icon toolbar buttons that appear in metal apps :) Some look like glass, some like metal, etc.....
     
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    More important than an "empty" button I would like to see a restore function in the Trash, where you can highlight one or more files or folders and click the "restore" button.
     
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    iChat

    Whats happening with iChat, are they getting it to work with MSN Messenger networks like with AOL?

    I have just switched to Mac, and it's annoying I cant Video Conference with any MSN Messenger users (MSN Messenger on Mac doesnt support it). iChat is awesome but I have no contacts, lol. Anyone know of any other way, I have tried AdiumX and looked into Jabber.
     
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    arn

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    The images will return shortly. I overloaded the guides server with that.

    arn
     
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    Ahem... Time Machine!

    Doc didnt spend all that time inventing the flux capacitor for nothing you know :D
     
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    I believe icerabbit was referring to a feature to restore an item to its original location once putting it in the trash. Windows has this feature in the recycle bin and it's a handy little feature.

    This isn't to do with Time Machine as the user has not yet deleted the item from the Trash and the system.
     
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    If so, that's a feature Macs had up until OS 9 (it was called Put Away) and it was nice--I'd be glad to have it back. Undo usually meets this need for me, but not always. (I think Put Away also worked for files you dragged onto the desktop.)
     
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    ...start your copiers.
     
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    So far, Leopard is something I'm not willing to pay for.

    I expected just a little bit of a UI change, it just looks like a little updated version of Tiger.

    I really wonder what these top secret features are because the current features aren't impressing me enough to open my wallet.
     
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    Ergh, you do realise this is a Developer's Preview? A BETA version ie. not finished, not anywhere near finished, feature-incomplete, "for testing only" version of Leopard don't you?

    Tiger (especially Dashboard) changed beyond recognition between it's sneak peek and release.
     
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    I think that black bezel stripe is IDENTICAL to the taskbar in VISTA. It looks good, but its too similar. eek!
     
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    some images are up, but others are not. hmmmmm.........
     
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    all images should be back up now. some of the urls have changed, so make sure you are linking from the latest version of the post.

    arn
     
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    They have been in iPhoto for ages. Its Vista robbing Apple again! ;)

    One thing im not too keen on is the Safari loading icon. I think the loading bar in Tiger is much easier to see.

    If you are working in another window you can see the bar shooting along (or not) the Safari window with out looking directly at it. If they keep this new one then you will have to 'actually look at it' to see where its at.

    Some cynics will say im crazy but I think most of you guys know what i mean!
     
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    What is that "springing" option with the dock?
     
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    oh... come on! :mad:
     
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    I love Bookmarking tabs thing. I loved that in Netscape. Very usefull!
     
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    Stand Menu

    So what's the Stand menu in Safari between Window and Debug?
     
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    Sorry IceRabbit i misread your post. My bad! :eek:
     
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    Spring-loaded folders in the dock. So you can drag a file onto a folder in the dock and have it spring open - like in the Finder.
     

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