Mac OS X Leopard 9a499 Visual Enhancements

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ThinkSecret publishes images and notes from the latest Mac OS X Leopard (9a499) build that was seeded to developers earlier this week.

ThinkSecret describes a number of visual improvements including:

- New Dock separator between Applications and Documents that resembles a crosswalk
- Improved menu bar icons for translucent menu bar
- System Preference icon resembles iPhone's settings icon
- Finder windows can also be set to always show the path of a file

Other changes in the new build include a revamped Users & Groups browser, built-in support for Google Talk in iChat, new view options in iChat, and additional options when right-clicking on the Finder icon in the dock.
Images available in the original article.

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rendezvouscp

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I'm pretty sure the default folder icons are here to stay because almost every custom folder icon has been updated.

I'm sure that once Apple puts all the little pieces together the Leopard interface will look beautiful (although I sure hope they lay off on the window shadows a bit!).
-Chasen
 

xelphy

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iChat/GoogleTalk in iPHONE!!

All -- this new iChat/gmail feature is great... BUT it HAS to come with an iPhone version as well.. I gotta have gmail/iChat on my iPhone...

It's bush league that sidekicks have them and i dont!
 

Killyp

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Agreed. I really really hate the open program indicators. Really really generic and naff, this kinda thing would really really irritate me if I couldn't switch them back to the current style (which works absolutely fine).
 

zioxide

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that system preferences icon is ****ing awful. talk about completely clashing with everything else.
 

morespce54

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what's up with the "System Preferences" icon???
I'm sorry but not having an iPhone, I've never seen it before... And I don't like it :( (for now)...

I liked the old one...
 

KindredMAC

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Monitor Finder Bar Icon

The ONLY negative thing I have has to do with the Monitor Icon in the Finder Bar. Do you think Apple has forgotten that they stopped making that shaped model almost 5 years ago?

I'd like to see the icon get updated to a Cinema Display shape.
 

dr_lha

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that system preferences icon is ****ing awful. talk about completely clashing with everything else.
At least "exposing the gears" makes sense for system preferences. What is the "Apple logo and light switch" supposed to mean?