No UI overhaul coming in Lion?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Tom8, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2010

    The 'What's new page' clearly refers to Aqua as the UI. Looks like all the people predicting a new UI were wrong.

    Could they add a new UI in a later Developer Seed, or are we stuck with Aqua to OS X 10.8?

    Edit: The page makes references to enhancements to Aqua, iOS Scrollbars and Pop Over Menus amongst others.
  2. macrumors 68000


    Jul 13, 2007

    if they released an OS with no surprises what fun would it be?
  3. macrumors 6502


    Sep 4, 2009
    it seems revisited to me: new toolbar with a new shade of grey, glowing blue toolbar buttons (a la, classic grey buttons now look "engraved" instead of "popping out", new traffic lights (brighter and more flat), iOS scrollbars, new lighter selection gradient and aqua rounded button are no longer used (see this for reference

    in general, it seems that the UI has gained a matte-ish finish, instead of the shiny look of the actual aqua...
    not a revolution, sure, it looks more like a 1.4 version (where 1.0-10.0 thru 10.2; 1.1 panther, 1.2 tiger, 1.3 leopard/snow leopard)

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