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A few items we neglected to post from the past week include a new flickr gallery that depicts screenshots from the latest Snow Leopard build (10A354) as well as a Chinese handwriting recognition video (embedded below). The flickr poster writes:
Anything I didn't snap a shot of was because it didn't seem like anything had changed.

Some additional observations:
- Initial setup now warns you if you don't choose a password hint.
- Time Machine menu bar icon is now grayed-out if Time Machine is not configured.
- Clean Up icons command in the Finder now "slides" icons into place instead of them just moving instantly. It's a neat visual effect.
- There is no QuickTime preference pane, and no preferences within the application itself. I theorize that Apple is going to do away with QuickTime Pro entirely.
- Quick Look now works from Open and Save dialogs.
The poster of the images also claims that Snow Leopard will be released in October with the rumored "marble" interface, but that may simply be based on circulating rumors, than on any particular inside knowledge.

Some images highlights include QuickTime Player, QuickTime Share to iTunes, split Terminal, Screen Recording, Scanner Sharing, Text Replacement and much more.

Meanwhile, this YouTube video shows the trackpad handwriting recognition found in the latest build of Snow Leopard:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V76b8X8HmFg

Article Link: More Snow Leopard Screenshots, Chinese Handwriting Video
 

PsykX

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That handwriting recognition looks like it's the best I've ever seen...man, how the hell are you supposed to determine which chinese character something is :S

Looks like a hard language ...
 

DMann

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Awesome foreshadowing of handwriting recognition capabilities.
Snow Leopard ought to be full of surprises, as we will likely find out a week from tomorrow.

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AdeFowler

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Quicklook in Save dialogue boxes is nice, but to use it you presumably have to click on a file first. (You can't select a file in a Save dialogue box). This currently applies the name of the file that you click to the file that you're saving which I use all the time. I wonder how this works.
 

brent0saurus

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no quicktime preferences?? that's a little weird, isn't it?

all these little features seem really nice, though. i'm gonna have to get an intel machine soon!
 

BornAgainMac

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I wonder how it would be possible to be productive using such an advanced language. I heard something like 50,000 symbols to memorize. It would be interesting what a Chinese person would say if they had to comment on a language that was equaling different from their language. For example, a language that takes it one step further by requiring you to use different color lines (32 colors). Then some different fill textures in some of the enclosed areas, and redirects to other symbols using cryptic GOTO commands and difficult mathematical equations embedded to express emotion.
 

DMann

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I wonder how it would be possible to be productive using such an advanced language. I heard something like 50,000 symbols to memorize. It would be interesting what a Chinese person would say if they had to comment on a language that was equaling different from their language. For example, a language that takes it one step further by requiring you to use different color lines (32 colors). Then some different fill textures in some of the enclosed areas, and redirects to other symbols using cryptic GOTO commands and difficult mathematical equations embedded to express emotion.
Being that symbols and pictures are already right brained, color integration would bring that much more depth to expressing emotion, as well as more complexity in doing so - the permutations would be exponentially increased, and interpretation would only be limited by the reader's level(s) of comprehension.
 

magamo

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Quick Look in Open and Save dialogues sounds great. Also I'm wondering if the handwriting recognition works for the Japanese version of simplified Chinese characters.
 

Wayfarer

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Awesome foreshadowing of handwriting recognition capabilities.
Snow Leopard ought to be full of surprises, as we will likely find out a week from tomorrow.

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Ooh, pretty! I can totally see the UI taking that direction. It'll be more consistent with the iPhone's interface and match Apple's modern design standards.

Here's basically what such a change might look like:

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dan5.5

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i cant wait for all the juicy announcements at WWDC. This is going to be good!!!
 

Einz

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I wonder how it would be possible to be productive using such an advanced language. I heard something like 50,000 symbols to memorize. It would be interesting what a Chinese person would say if they had to comment on a language that was equaling different from their language. For example, a language that takes it one step further by requiring you to use different color lines (32 colors). Then some different fill textures in some of the enclosed areas, and redirects to other symbols using cryptic GOTO commands and difficult mathematical equations embedded to express emotion.

The Chinese have been using the same writing system for at least five thousand years. I don't think productivity is the problem.

For everyday use, only 3000 characters are needed to get by.
 

DMann

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Ooh, pretty! I can totally see the UI taking that direction. It'll me more remiscient of the iPhone's interface and consistent with Apple's modern design standards.

Here's basically what such a change might look like:
Very much in line with the anticipated "illuminous" theme. This would be an attractive transformation - hopefully SL will offer preferences for themes as well, in terms of transparency, shading, and hue.
 

bdkennedy1

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Why do people always feel the need to mockup user interfaces 1 month before the release of the OS? Are you expecting them to say, "Oh cool... it's one month before release but we'll use this guys GUI design!"


Ooh, pretty! I can totally see the UI taking that direction. It'll be more consistent with the iPhone's interface and match Apple's modern design standards.

Here's basically what such a change might look like:
 
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