They are using a perforated metal skin as a background for the Dashboard Dock, Apple needs to get they GUI in fix. At present there are too many implementations of Skins as is. It just looks like a bag of hammers as far as the GUI goes. Either keep the Dashboard Dock similar to the present in skin or make a section on the present Dock to stand out when Dashboard is activated. A Dashboard Dock under the Original Dock is looking messy.rendezvouscp said:I think the new Dashboard's, dashboard, is actually more useful than eyecandy. Now instead of having to guess what widgets were by their name, I can see a preview and remember "Oh, that color/shape widget does this..." Very useful.
I am sure the Beta tests will not take too long, well that is what Apple is hoping it will not come down to in the end.csubear said:Its kinda bad and good that its still an A build. Good b/c prehaps they will add a few more nice features here and there. Bad becuase will still will need to get through beta.
csubear said:Its kinda bad and good that its still an A build. Good b/c prehaps they will add a few more nice features here and there. Bad becuase will still will need to get through beta.
For example, the release build of Panther was 7B85.wrldwzrd89 said:No it doesn't. The build numbers work like this:
8 - Major version
A - Branch
351 - Minor version
8 corresponds to Tiger (Darwin 8.0).
A is the first branch of Darwin 8.0. Forthcoming branches will be called B, C, D, etc.
351 is the current build number (minor version) in branch 8A. New builds get higher numbers. When the branch or major version changes, the minor version (build number) is reset to 1.
There is a "Remove from Dock" option when you right-click the icon, but it will still run. You just press the assigned key to bring the widgets up. The dock icon just provides a way to access Dashboard.zakatov said:So is dashboard just another app? Can it be shut down?
The individual widgets appear in Activity Monitor as separate processes called "<widgetname> Dashboard Client" (e.g. "Calendar Dashboard Widget", "Flight Tracker Dashboard Client" and so on), and these can be shut down if they are misbehaving.zakatov said:So is dashboard just another app? Can it be shut down?
One should, I feel, take such reports with a grain of salt. Remember that Tiger is still in a developer preview stage, and Apple's primary focus would probably be adding new features to their drivers, firmware, and programmes, and increasing stability. Any current incompatibilities will likely be resolved by either system updates or driver updates, or even simply the final system version.grapes911 said:I heard that tiger doesn't work well with non-apple keyboards or kvms or something. Does anyone with tiger use a non-apple keyboard or a kvm? Any info?
Sorry, I've nipped off to Hawaii for vacation and left Tiger behind. I can't provide any more screenshots until next week.nesbitt_a said:Nice screenshots, can we have some of the latest updates to Mail and spotlight. Cheers.