Leopard Frontrow = Ugly

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MBX, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. MBX macrumors 65816

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    Sorry but frontrow in leopard is really ugly.

    I just can't get over it, since it feels like it was downgraded. UI wise i don't know how mr. jobs could've had approved that. It's really inconsitent now and what's up with the ugly rectangular selection highlighted with blue glows? Yuck.
    It feels more like a m$ app now.

    also the blue timeline bar is annoying. the previous one was so nice, minimal and very well visible.

    And movie trailers section is a downgrade as well. Previously you could see all posters listed as thumbnails. Now you have to click yourself through each title to see what's it about.
     
  2. unity macrumors 6502a

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    I bet you do not know this is the same interface used on TV since it came out long ago.

    Personally I like it.

    Although its a LOT like the OS 9 theme from Apple called Hi-Tech.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    OP, I'm with you on this one. I like the old one much better. Too bad were stuck with it...
     
  4. WizardHunt macrumors 68000

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    I disagree with you, I think it is great. Steve Jobs did a great job on it. You are missing the whole picture. It is not a downgrade at all. The way the preview that flies by on the left is awesome. If the titles are longer than will be displayed they scroll across the title bar and that is awesome. You just are not seeing the whole picture.
     
  5. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    I liked the old one better. This one is ok, but I do miss things like the music continuing to play even after coming back to the desktop.
     
  6. Darkroom Guest

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    while i don't completely disagree with you, i think the new UI is acceptable... however, i think it would have been nice to simply add on to the original front row, instead of creating a completely new UI... the first version's UI was very nice... this new UI (i hate to say it) reminds me of vista... *cringe*
     
  7. psychofreak Retired

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    They at least should have kept the transition...
     
  8. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    I noticed that too - it only fades to black and then FR appears... I loved the 'fade to desktop' feature... :(
     
  9. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    The new one isn't necessarily ugly, but the old version looked more advanced if you ask me. The transition was just down right nifty.
     
  10. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    I like the "new" Front Row but would like the transition back.
     
  11. elbirth macrumors 65816

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    I think the new Front Row is horrible. The whole UI feels very "beta" and unfinished. The fade to black transition is lame, the progress bar and volume indicators look horrible, and I'm overall quite unhappy with it. Definitely a downgrade for sure.

    I also can't seem to access the trailers section... it says I'm not connected to the Internet, yet I am.. how else would I be posting this
     
  12. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Definitely not as slick-looking, IMHO. Let's hope for someone to hack the old look back in.
     
  13. webgoat macrumors 6502a

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    i miss the old front row too... but all in all its not that bad in leopard
     
  14. pjarvi macrumors 65816

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    I don't really mind the interface, but I hope they'll make it so you can still have something playing while opening Front Row.
     
  15. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

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    I hated the old one. When I wanted to use it I just went downstairs and turned on my :apple: tv. But I do miss the old transition to front row (the zoom out).
     
  16. lamerlizer macrumors regular

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    at first when steve jobs presented the new interface, i thought it was ugly, but after getting to use it, i found it to be very slick! =D and yea they should have some transition, the previous transition managed to wow many of my friends, i don't think this would be as impressive.
     
  17. adamfishercox macrumors 6502

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    It is really stupid that music doe not continue to play upon exiting front row. Like I want to sit and stare at album artwork while i listen to a song. seriously, apple. You've made Front Row useless. It's essentially a more limiting iTunes interface.
     
  18. Nayrb macrumors member

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    The new frontrow is ok, but yeah I really miss that transition. It's just one of those essentially useless wow factors that can make a person become a switcher.
     
  19. JNB macrumors 604

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    I never use FR much, but the new one is acceptable. More straightforward, less swoopy for its own sake.

    One thing I have noticed is that none of the apps (iTunes, iPhoto, etc) are left running now after exiting FR, as they used to be in Tiger. That much I definitely like.
     
  20. elbirth macrumors 65816

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    This is because Front Row used to just essentially be a front end to the different i-apps and would run them in the background and channel their output through its own interface. That's also why music would continue playing when changing through the menus, etc. Now Front Row is pretty much just the standalone app that was developed to run on the AppleTV, which had to support itself.
     
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  22. NicP macrumors 6502

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    I think the new front row is great, I just want to be able to get 3rd party frappliances working!
     
  23. JSpence macrumors regular

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    Yes, please :)
     
  24. meagain macrumors 68030

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    I miss the spinning icons at start up and that cool whooh sound. :(
     

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