New dock is a step backwards!

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by MattMJB0188, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    The current dock on Mavericks is fine. The new transparent dock is a step backwards and reminds me of the early Aqua days.
     
  2. MonstaMash macrumors regular

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    You'll get over it. I personally welcome the new design. It's a good harmony between iOS and OS X. But my main excitement stems from the new feature set (Continuity!)
     
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    100% disagree. Once 10.5's 3-D Dock came, I hated it - it was all visual eye-candy that demanded unnecessary resources to render the 'mirror-like' reflections.

    I'm glad Apple went back to more minimalism but still keep a nice touch on design.
     
  5. clukas macrumors 6502a

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    I agree on this. I am thoroughly in love with the current design, however all the benefits and features of Yosemite outweigh the look of the dock.
     
  6. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    I like it. I just wish they went all the way and made the icons flat.
     
  7. Rudy69 macrumors 6502a

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    I've personally always set mine back to 2d so I think the new dock is great
     
  8. 576316 macrumors 601

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    I guess it's down to individual opinion. I think the new UI is GORGEOUS! I can't wait to get involved with the public beta! Hopefully they'll announce a date as to when that will begin. All they said in the keynote was "throughout the summer." We're in June, isn't June a summer month?
     
  9. MattMJB0188 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Why not give the user the choice to change docks? Oh wait...
     
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    Not sure why you quoted me - I never said anything about not giving options. I'm all for 'options' but with the whole scheme of 'flat UI', it would be a bizarre option to make the Dock 3-D. They at least gave us a light/dark option.
     
  12. mmomega macrumors demi-god

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    Same, but I'm sure it will grow with the more apps you place in the dock and the dark theme is a welcome change, at least we have the option now.

    I just don't have a ton of apps in my dock so it will just be this little rectangle at the bottom center of my screen.


    I'm going in.. wish me luck.
     

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    It'll grow on you. At first glance with the leaked images, I was like yuck... then during the presentation and HD close ups... it looks very good.
     
  14. leman macrumors G3

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    How do you mean 'step backwards'? Is it as in 'it removes features'? Or do you mean a step backwards design-wise?
     
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    Take a picture of the installer when it's installing! Me curious.

     
  17. Anitramane macrumors 6502

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    In my opinion having no backdrop for the dock is the best looking most useful thing you can do. Hopefully the 3rd party software for 10.10 will be ready when it launches
     
  18. mmomega macrumors demi-god

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    I am, currently looks very similar to Mavs with different fonts.
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  19. Apple blogger macrumors 6502a

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    Totally ! Except for that .. It's awesome!!!! I mean come on! The icons are good.. The old trash can was better, Craig said they used a lot if time designing it, we'll not worth ... Did any one notice if the magnifying feature is still there. ???? I didn't see it... The old dock is the heart of Mac.. It's one thing it was famous for!!! It's bad!!! Even though it's translucent and all! But bad...
     

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  20. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm liking the new dock, I think its a step forward.
     
  21. Anitramane macrumors 6502

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    I dont like the new 10x bigger spotlight search bs... Everything in 10.10 is like in ios7, takes up so much space in every direction
     
  22. mmomega macrumors demi-god

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    but Safari is indeed...snappier. Much, much snappier.
     
  23. GreatUsername macrumors member

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    I'm curious as to see how it works with magnification as you move your cursor over the dock icons. If Yosemite will still carry that feature that is...
     
  24. mmomega macrumors demi-god

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    Does

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    You can also disable transparency if that is a deal breaker for some.
    Still trying to find the "developer" black mode.
     
  25. Anitramane macrumors 6502

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    Is it possible to remove the **** behind the icons?
     

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