More Leopard Features and Screenshots

Discussion in 'MacRumors News Discussion (archive)' started by MacRumors, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    While early looks at Leopard have provided focus on the major features announced by Apple, the following minor features may prove to be interesting to day-to-day Mac users. Reports of the Leopard Developer's preview is that it is remarkably solid, and the user interface is more responsive ("snappier") than Tiger (Mac OS X 10.4).

    Reports indicate that the Finder and Front Row are exactly the same as the Tiger versions, suggesting that unannounced improvements could be in store for them by Leopard's final release.

    The following screenshots highlight new and interesting features:


    iChat prefs - with saves
    List of Buddies
    iChat File Transfers
    User Profile


    Bookmarks window
    Confirm? - Warning for closing tabs
    Confirm? - Warning for losing Form data
    Safari Find - Find hilights words on the webpage
    Loading - small icon showing load progress
    Window menu
    Bookmark Tabs


    Spotlight Window
    Spotlight Menu
    Spotlight Quick Look.


    Battery Meter.
    Dock Preferences - with addition of "Springing" option.
    Invoke expose in Spaces
    Finder Prefs - Grid spacing
    Preview - improved buttons
    Group Move in Spaces - hold command and drag a group of windows.
    Leopard Trash Window - now with Empty button
    • Other Preference Panes: Time Machine Prefs, Spaces Prefs
  2. menziep macrumors 6502a

    Jan 21, 2006
  3. spicyapple macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2006
    Safari improvements are most needed, especially Safari Find seems like something I'll use more often.
  4. ifjake macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2004
  5. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    "Warning for losing Form data"

    They've got my money :D (And Firefox-style Find!)

    And I really have to believe that the old metal look will be gone in the end, replaced by the new iTunes look.

    Current theme count for the record:

    * White aqua (with three different toolbar styles: old, unified/no-line, and little-icons-on-gray-pills like Mail)

    * Textured metal

    * Smooth metal (iTunes)

    * Dashboard (non-aqua sliders)

    * Black bezel (like the floating controls in iPhoto)

    * Pro aqua (gray with thinner title bars--Final Cut etc.)

    * EDIT: new "quick look" theme?

    All of those are used by multiple apps. There are also special variations like GarageBand, but those are fun and not objectionable to me.

    EDIT: Actually, none of the above are objectionable to me--they have their uses--just so we get down to ONE metal look instead of two :) And my vote for best toolbar is the big icons (not gray pills), but in the unified/no-line format. Just like Tiger's System Preferences. (Not like Mail, not like Safari Preferences.) But it looks like the gray pill thing is spreading in Leopard. I can deal... just make it more consistent.

    Don't get me started on all the different kinds of non-icon toolbar buttons that appear in metal apps :) Some look like glass, some like metal, etc.....
  6. icerabbit macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2006
    More important than an "empty" button I would like to see a restore function in the Trash, where you can highlight one or more files or folders and click the "restore" button.
  7. jameshopkins macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2006

    Whats happening with iChat, are they getting it to work with MSN Messenger networks like with AOL?

    I have just switched to Mac, and it's annoying I cant Video Conference with any MSN Messenger users (MSN Messenger on Mac doesnt support it). iChat is awesome but I have no contacts, lol. Anyone know of any other way, I have tried AdiumX and looked into Jabber.
  8. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    The images will return shortly. I overloaded the guides server with that.

  9. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    Ahem... Time Machine!

    Doc didnt spend all that time inventing the flux capacitor for nothing you know :D
  10. Lixivial macrumors 6502a


    Jan 13, 2005
    Between cats, dogs and wanderlust.
    I believe icerabbit was referring to a feature to restore an item to its original location once putting it in the trash. Windows has this feature in the recycle bin and it's a handy little feature.

    This isn't to do with Time Machine as the user has not yet deleted the item from the Trash and the system.
  11. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    If so, that's a feature Macs had up until OS 9 (it was called Put Away) and it was nice--I'd be glad to have it back. Undo usually meets this need for me, but not always. (I think Put Away also worked for files you dragged onto the desktop.)
  12. BornAgainMac macrumors 603


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
  13. FF_productions macrumors 68030


    Apr 16, 2005
    Mt. Prospect, Illinois
    So far, Leopard is something I'm not willing to pay for.

    I expected just a little bit of a UI change, it just looks like a little updated version of Tiger.

    I really wonder what these top secret features are because the current features aren't impressing me enough to open my wallet.
  14. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Ergh, you do realise this is a Developer's Preview? A BETA version ie. not finished, not anywhere near finished, feature-incomplete, "for testing only" version of Leopard don't you?

    Tiger (especially Dashboard) changed beyond recognition between it's sneak peek and release.
  15. manic macrumors regular

    May 29, 2006
    I think that black bezel stripe is IDENTICAL to the taskbar in VISTA. It looks good, but its too similar. eek!
  16. wmmk macrumors 68020


    Mar 28, 2006
    The Library.
    some images are up, but others are not. hmmmmm.........
  17. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    all images should be back up now. some of the urls have changed, so make sure you are linking from the latest version of the post.

  18. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    They have been in iPhoto for ages. Its Vista robbing Apple again! ;)

    One thing im not too keen on is the Safari loading icon. I think the loading bar in Tiger is much easier to see.

    If you are working in another window you can see the bar shooting along (or not) the Safari window with out looking directly at it. If they keep this new one then you will have to 'actually look at it' to see where its at.

    Some cynics will say im crazy but I think most of you guys know what i mean!
  19. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

    Apr 2, 2006
    What is that "springing" option with the dock?
  20. Teddy's macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2006
    oh... come on! :mad:
  21. AtHomeBoy_2000 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 3, 2005
    I love Bookmarking tabs thing. I loved that in Netscape. Very usefull!
  22. crees! macrumors 68000


    Jun 14, 2003
    Stand Menu

    So what's the Stand menu in Safari between Window and Debug?
  23. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    Sorry IceRabbit i misread your post. My bad! :eek:
  24. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Spring-loaded folders in the dock. So you can drag a file onto a folder in the dock and have it spring open - like in the Finder.

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