Inconsistency in OSX

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JavaWizKid, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. JavaWizKid macrumors 6502a

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    Why is there still some inconsistency in OSX? There are STILL circles in some application's red close button and in others there is no circles. In iPhoto and iTunes, the scroll bar is opaque whereas in Safari it is a light blue with a ripple. Now why has iTunes all of a sudden adopted a different theme?
     
  2. me_94501 macrumors 65816

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    The circles in the close buttons serve a purpose: they indicate whether that document is saved or not. If there are unsaved changes, the circle appears.
     
  3. JavaWizKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ohhh I see! I've been using a mac for more than a year and I never realised! :O Thanks! But what about the scroll bar and iTunes' new theme?
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    That's just a product of Apple being the worst violator of their own HIG (human interface guidelines).
     
  5. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    Honestly these things don't bother me one bit. The main thing is that it all generally works extremely well. ;)

    And yup, that circle serves a very handy task!
     
  6. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Well, the other stuff is visual, not usability inconsistencies. Not that an*l to notice that, as long as it behaves the way I want.

    If you really care, you can write to apple.com/feedback

    Woah that's cool. Thanks for the tip.
     
  7. stevearm macrumors 6502a

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    I have a bad feeling the new iTunes theme is what will end up being standard in 10.7...

    It's awful.
     
  8. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Likewise. However, I hope they lose the aqua scrollbars in favour of iTunes'. That should've been done in Leopard when the unified window style was adopted system-wide.
     

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