Anyone else hate the cutsey crap?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by smc333, May 29, 2011.

  1. smc333 macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2010
    Boston, MA
    On iOS too, but mostly on Lion?

    Address book and iCal look like crap. I don't want a faux reality look, I want a clean interface to do my work. I especially don't like these cutsey looks of those apps mixing in with a clean look for the rest of the OS (Mail, Safari, etc), has Apple lost all sense of design aesthetics with this?

    Unified is the key, unlike what they're now doing in iOS too (iMovie for the iPhone went to hell after the last update).
  2. Bear, May 29, 2011
    Last edited: May 29, 2011

    Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    I don't look the look of Mail as shown in the Lion preview ON Apple's website.

    Hopefully you will be able to switch views. I looked yesterday and couldn't find anything on whether or not that's possible.
  3. Nosoforos macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2008
    I'm pretty sure I saw somewhere you can change the look of addressbook to a 'classic' look
  4. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    I guess you didn't look hard enough.

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  5. JKK photography macrumors regular

    JKK photography

    Jul 14, 2009
    This stuff is called "chrome."

    It's the emulation of real-world things or concepts in a computing environment. I think.

    And yes, I don't care for it much. However, if it does indeed work better, then it's alright with me.

    Don't automatically assume that change is bad. And stuff.
  6. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    I meant I was looking at the preview on Apple's website. Sorry to be not clear about it.
  7. Starfox macrumors 6502


    Apr 7, 2011
    Nah, Chrome is the window borders / UI controls etc. What you're talking about is called skeumorphic UI. And I hate it.
  8. smc333 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2010
    Boston, MA
    The movement to an iOS-ey interface has made me think about scooping up a monster deal from HP.
  9. FroMann macrumors 6502


    Mar 26, 2011
    North Carolina, USA.
    Looks fine to me, heck I actually like it more.
  10. kRobbin macrumors member


    Jan 6, 2011
    Boulder, CO
    Pretty ironic that Apple call their interface element Chrome considering the growing rift with Google.

    I'm starting to wonder if the retro look of Apple elements hasn't jumped the shark. It was cool for while but maybe it's time for a cleaner more modern look.
  11. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    "Chrome" is a generic UI term.
  12. maclaptop macrumors 65816


    Apr 8, 2011
    Western Hemisphere
    Apple is pandering to the kids and old people. Making the union of iOS and OS X the beginning of the end of the Mac OS.

    It's now all about having the most apps, cutesy feminine white devices, and maintaining Apples passion for money.
  13. baryon macrumors 68040


    Oct 3, 2009
    I don't agree. The GUI is "cutesy" compared to the command line. Windows XP is "cutesy" compared to Windows 98. The GUI is becoming more tangible and less "machine-like". As technology progresses, they are able to make GUIs that don't just look like grey rectangles with grey rectangular buttons, but actual objects. It makes things more interesting and less boring maybe.

    If you now have many windows open, you can tell which is which instantly just by the shape and color. You don't even need to look at the content. Before all windows looked identical, except for their size and content.
  14. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    Yes, this is it. It may be a bit over-the-top now, but it will get refined and toned down just like Aqua was over-the-top in 10.0-10.2.
  15. stordoff macrumors regular

    Aug 24, 2009
    "Chrome" is a generic UI term, typically referring to window borders etc.. It's used by a lot of companies and users. "Google Chrome" is so called because it minimise the amount of chrome, and thus maximises usable space.
  16. slb macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2005
    New Mexico
    Ah, another MacRumors troll. Making money is evil!

    Apple is simply making apps that don't look like sterile hospital rooms. Look at a screenshot of an early Lion developer preview compared to the latest one, and latter is the one that pops. However, there are always the crotchety grumps who hate everything that changes and will proclaim their hatred for it with every single OS X release. If they had their way, we'd still be using System 7 at 640x480 resolution with 256 colors because gradients and shadows are "cutesy feminine".
  17. rmbrown09 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2010
    lets not get carried away.

    Lion is nearly no different in terms of UI compared to SL.

    There are different more simplistic and minimalist scroll bars.
    There is an updated calendar and mail app, they function a little differently.
    Mission control works nearly exactly the same as expose does, just rearranges windows in a different way, and combines spaces. Please tell me what is so cutsy.

    From a quick look through the OS, you can barely tell it different than SL. In all honesty.
  18. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    iCal and Address Book.
  19. Alaerian Guest


    Jan 6, 2005
    A barstool, Innis & Gunn in hand
    None of it looks "cutesy" to me. I have no idea where you got that idea.
  20. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    This was extensively blogged about, can't find the link. Even the notes have a simulated tear-off.
  21. Yumunum macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2011
    Try some Android phones... You might change your mind.
  22. rmbrown09 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2010
    old iCal

    New iCal

    honestly not much difference.
  23. macrem macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2008
    I think the faux leather look is very cheesy. Is that a joke?
  24. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

    Feb 26, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    It's no joke. You get used to it. DP2 was bad, they tamed it in DP3 :D
  25. rmbrown09 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2010
    But besides a small reskin, the thing is the exact same. It's like applying a theme to your browser that changes it just slightly. It's not like everything is different. Lion from my experience is about 95% the same as SL.

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