Panther Sheet Animation

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    The latest build of Panther has a nice new piece of eyecandy. "Sheets" which have slid out of Window's titlebars previously, now roll down.
     
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    Saying they unroll is the wrong term. That implies that they cascade down the page as if unfurling. Or that you can see it rolled up and then unroll.

    More accurately, they look like a roller blind would if you pulled the cord to open it out. They come towards the screen a bit, as they came down, and then get pulled flat as they get to their final size.

    Hard to explain.
     
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    Does anyone have a QT of this? It sounds a bit odd...
     
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    sheets?

    wha??? sheets? do you mean the actually drop down menu?
     
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    hmm, ill have to check this out.

    iJon
     
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    ahh get it now

    for some reason on the page 2 page it still says add comments? although there are comments posted... the reason i didn't see the image haha!
     
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    I love eye candy. :)
     
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    As long as it's a fast effect, I hate having to wait for the current Jaguar sheets, it takes me off my train of thought when I expect to just be able to click a dialog button but instead find myself waiting for an animation to finish.
     
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    There is also a new System Preference icon.
     
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    Well, "sheets" does look quite cool, kinda like it's bubbling out of the screen. I however would have never understood what it was without the image.

    I agree with dricci, though. As long as it's fast eye candy, I'll have no problem with it. Kind of like the 'fast user switching" eye candy. If sheets are that fast and that stunning, then by all means I'll welcome it with open arms.

    edit: as for the system prefs icon, it just looks like they "pantherized" it. Cool at any rate though....
     
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    It looks kinda like its coming out of a fax machine...cool though.
     
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    New system preferences icon?

    You sure? It looks just like the current version.
     
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    Re: New system preferences icon?

    I think it is more brushed metal versus the current 'graphite plastic' look.

    Personally, I don't like the 'sheet' animation. I think Apple's current implementation (drop down) is quite well done and serves its purpose well.
     
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    Re: New system preferences icon?

    Here is a comparison of the 2

    -Zach
     
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    Here is a link to a movie of the new sheet animation. Someone (sandsl) in the MacNN forums posted it...

    New Sheet Animation
     
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    I love all the minute touches Apple is doing with such tiny aspects of OS X. A lot of them you don't even notice as they gradually change and evolve the look. Panther just looks more and more exciting with each icon, animation, feature, etc that is updated or polished beyond Jaguar.
     
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    hmmm

    after seeing that, I like the idea "alot" but that looks a little too "floppy".
    hmmm floppy sheets...
     
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    That someone was me :D
    Unfortunately the capture really doesn't do it justice...its really nice.
     
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    It certainly looks faster than the sheets in Jaguar. I get sick of waiting for them to slide into view.
     
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    Though I don't have a Mac yet, from what I've seen I think I like the old style sheets alittle better. You don't want to go too over the top and make the interface look like a childrens toy. What would be cool is if they offered the option to choose which type of animation you would like.. say, the old sheet, the "floppy" sheet, or regular popup dialogs. Choice is good.
     
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    A choice between 'floppy sheets' and 'old sheets' would be nice - but I doubt we'll see it.

    There is a reason why sheets are used instead of popup dialogs (sheets are clearly attached to documents, dialogs are not) and therefore we will never be able to choose between sheets or dialogs.
     
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    I agree completely.

    I don't understand why Apple doesn't give users the choice to decide between GUI options. Why can't the new 'brushed metal' system wide GUI be an option? Why can't we choose between the old style sheets and the new ones?
     
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    A lot better. Definately more pleasing on the eye.
     

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