OS X 10.10 Yosemite: All The Little Things

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Wolwerine

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Hello! My fellow Mac users, today Apple unveiled its brand new update to the OS X family! OS X 10.10 Yosemite! And it is beyond beautiful with exciting features, this thread will go over all the little things this release shall have.

Plenty of new things, so let's get to it shall we :D



Highlights of OS X Yosemite
  • Brand new flat interface.
  • Flat 2D dock Photo
  • AirDrop with iOS
  • iCloud Drive
  • Dark Mode
  • SMS in iMessage
  • New Spotlight
  • Enhanced Mail
  • Refined Safari
  • Continuity
  • Instant Hotspot
  • Handoff
  • Phone Calls
  • Notification Center Widgets


---Developer Preview 1---
Released: June 2nd, 2014
  • New iOS-inspired Boot Screen
  • New Finder Icon
  • Flatter system icons Photo
  • New system wide font (Helvetica Neue)
  • New login screen background
  • Bing replaces Google as Spotlight Search Engine
  • PDF Signature Photo
  • Extra row in Launchpad Folders
  • Add pages in Launchpad Folders
  • 24 new dictation languages
  • The dock 'fills up' when minimizing a window
  • Spotlight converts currency Photo
  • Traffic Light buttons in Full Screen Mode
  • Calendar colors are much brighter
  • Option-click on green button gives you the old "maximize" behavior
  • Green button toggles fullscreen
  • iTunes is still the old version as of DP1
  • New Indicators
  • New Notes and Reminders App
  • You can plug in an iOS 8 device and record audio and video in QuickTime
  • Compressed Memory column in Activity Monitor
  • Set up Mac to sign in to your user account with your Apple ID
  • New Game Center UI
  • Low resolution pictures in Safari center themselves horizontally.
  • Mission Control got a fresh new look
  • New WiFi information
  • AirDrop in Finder can enable AirDrop on older Macs
  • New Terminal version
  • Mail now says "Hello from California" instead of "Hello from Cupertino, CA"
  • Location GPS icon when an app is using location
  • New login screen during a screensaver Photo
  • System Preferences gives a notification when changing a browser Photo
  • QuickTime flatter interface Photo
  • 3rd party apps with sidebar get translucent feel
  • Encode video files by right-clicking the file and selecting the encode file option.
  • Full screen in Messages no longer has pillarboxing. It fills the entire screen.
  • Script Editor has gained Javascript syntax highlight and support. Photo
  • New batch renaming pane available in Finder Photo 1 Photo 2
  • New Safari "Exposè" tab view
  • Messages have new alert tones from iOS 7
  • iMessage Screensharing
  • Icons under the "Go" menu in Finder are now grey

    ---Developer Preview 2---

    Released: June 17th, 2014

  • New Photo Booth Interface Photo
  • Tweaked Settings icon
  • Performance and Bug Fixes
  • Smoother animations
  • Hover effect in Safari Tabs
  • Checkbox to disable Dashboard
  • New Time Machine UI
  • Enhanced Screen Sharing
  • Updated Photo Booth/Screen Sharing Icons
  • Finder no longer needs to be open to receive AirDrops from other devices
  • New FileVault Panel
  • The dock spacing is now tighter
  • Spotlight tweaks
  • Dark Mode Available (Through Terminal Command)
  • The poof animation if you remove an icon from the Dock is gone
  • File Transfer dialogue box tweaked
  • in iBooks you can edit the metadata
  • Color Palette's look got updated Photo


    ---Developer Preview 3---

    Released: July 7th, 2014

  • Dark Mode Available Photo
  • New Quicktime icon Photo
  • Bookmark folders are now accessible via the address bar in Safari
  • Redesigned icons in Mail
  • Interface tweaks in System Preferences wallpaper chooser
  • Improved font in Notification Center
  • Larger badges on app icons
  • New FontBook icon
  • UI Tweaks in iCloud Settings
  • FaceTime Audio and Video now seperated Photo


    ---Developer Preview 4---

    Released: July 21st, 2014

  • Brand-new redesigned iTunes (Version 12) Photo (iTunes "All The Little Things")
  • Redesigned Calculator App Photo
  • Settings UI for Dark Mode tweaked
  • Improved ability to dial out any phone number via the FaceTime app
  • Redesigned weather in the notification center with weather moisture
  • Color palette's new look from DP2 tweaked Photo
  • Safari does not freeze frame when using the navigation gestures


    ---Public Beta 1---

    Released: July 24th, 2014

    Downloadable via redemption code in the Apple Seed Program
  • Mac Help updated Photo


    ---Developer Preview 5---

    Released: August 4th, 2014

  • Bug fixes and improvements
  • Various Swift programming languages improvements
  • Volume/Brightness Controls have been tweaked Photo 1 Photo 2
  • Volume Feedback sound has changed
  • System Preferences now has integrated title bar Photo
  • Slightly Tweaked Calculator Widget
  • Modified iBooks icon
  • Thin, new download progress bar under Launchpad and Downloads folder in the dock
  • New setting in Safari to show full website addresses


    ---Developer Preview 6---

    Released: August 18th, 2014

  • New System Preferences Icons Photo
  • New Menu Bar Battery status icon
  • 3 Brand new wallpapers Photo
  • Do Not Disturb toggle returns on Notification Center
  • Dashboard now has a translucent background.
  • Automator now has a translucent background.
  • Tweaked FontBook icon
  • New Image Capture and Script Editor icons
  • New Hard Drive icons Photo
  • New icons in Mail preferences, and Safari preferences.
  • Volume and Brightness control HUD designs tweaked
  • Spotlight's path bar design tweaked. Photo
  • Small tweaks to folder icons


    ---Public Beta 2---

    Released: August 21st, 2014

  • New iTunes Beta with UI enhancements




    ---Developer Preview 7---

    Released: September 2nd, 2014

  • The "Software Update" option has been removed from the main Apple menu, with App Store now displaying available software updates.
  • Spotlight now has a Dark Mode
  • New icons Dashboard, Migration Assistant, ColorSync, etc.
  • Modified icons in System Preferences
  • New look for Language & Region and Startup Disk
  • Software Update and Dock option removed from the Apple Menu
  • Apple Menu shows App Updates
  • New Disk Image icon
  • "Default for Call" option in FaceTime App
  • Tweaked Finder icon



    ---Developer Preview 8 / Public Beta 3---

    Released: September 15th, 2014

  • Back and forward buttons on System Preferences have returned. Photo
  • The look of Help menu bar item in Dark mode is fixed
  • Weather widget in Notification Center now asks for your permission to access location.
  • New Safari Welcome screen. Photo
  • Tweaked Battery Menu bar icon. Photo
  • Application security check progress bar Photo
  • Tweaked WiFi icon




    ---GM Candidate 1.0/ Public Beta 4---

    Released: September 30th, 2014

  • Mouse/Trackpad videos updated with Yosemite UI
  • Redesigned volume, display brightness and keyboard backlight HUD Photo
  • New iWork icons previewed in Trackpad video
  • Bash Shellshock issue addressed
  • SMS Continuity Returns


    ---GM Candidate 2.0/ Public Beta 5---

    Released: October 7th, 2014

  • Bug fixes and enhanced performance


    ---GM Candidate 3.0/Public Beta 6---

    Released: October 9th, 2014

    Released: October 13th, 2014 (As Public Beta 6)


  • Bug fixes




Most findings of little things were from the wonderful users in this thread. Keep updating us on what you find. Thank you~ :D
Hi,,
i got one question,,
i've already run Yosemite and, for me, he had run very good, however, i had a friend, with recent MBP ( he got 2 graphics cards, intel and Nvidia ) and the issue is that the MBP crashes,,i think is Yosemite don't don't manage correctly this,, anyone of you can give me some tips to solve this.
Peace. thanks in advance.
 

Rocketman

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Today Intel and Micron announced a new style of non-volatile memory that is 1000x faster and 10x denser. They expect production samples to be available to top tier users in a bit over a year.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2951864/storage/intel-micron-announce-new-3dxpoint-memory-type-thats-1000-times-faster-than-nand.html

It uses NVMe as the logical interface.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NVM_Express

In the 10.10.3 update for OS X Yosemite, Apple introduced support for NVM Express. The new Retina MacBook uses NVMe as the logical device interface.

http://www.macrumors.com/2015/04/11/nvme-mac-os-x/

No wonder China (the country) tried to buy Micron last week.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-14/tsinghua-unigroup-said-to-plan-23-billion-offer-for-micron

Rocketman

MacPro R2D2 Gen 2 will scream.

Mac-Pro-2013-R2D2-skins.jpg
 
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Tech198

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Will Apple mail ever respect app specific passwords ?

I think the the way how u can sign in to Google directly from mail has allot to do with this.

Sometimes when closing mail (most times it happens, but could also happen anytime when attempting to check via IMAP) the user receives a notification on the Mac propt to "Enter password", if u dismiss it, Mail is fine... BUt i wonder if the reason this comes up is maybe although the app specific passwords are in mail, but are not in inernet accounts ? something when using adding a "google" account does ? I dunno, but i prefer setting up IMAP account and filling in Google details.. I keep my the same app password, so why would i need to login ?

I sure hope Apple fixes this, cos it driving my nuts just seeing this.
 

Ritsuka

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Mail supports google two factors authentication, there is no need for an app specific password anymore.
 

Tech198

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no chance....

I forgot all details to my Google account, so app passwords are my life-line

In addition. has anyone notice Apple no longer color codes battery 10% or less ? it changed to 'red' before to visually indicate u were running low on power..

now its the same color black as the rest. I often wonder how much of this is feedback based on users and how much its just "Apple wants to do this"

I do not believe any user would say "I do not like the visual indication letting you know something is going to happen" That's what its there for. and if Apple changed it, its NOT because of feedback..


Just curious on the amount of actual tell-tales Apple tells customers about. I'm sure feedback is not the only thing Apple listens to..
 

Glassed Silver

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Good program :D

I doubt Apple will update Yosemite with small issues now OS X 10.11 is out, but icon thumbnails not always displaying until u "force quit" finder.. its rather annoying when it happens.
If they don't bother making their latest Magic Mouse compatible with anything but the latest OS X version, take a guess how much they care about the versions prior to a "free upgrade".

Glassed Silver:mac
 

bladerunner2000

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How does Yosemite 10.10.5 stand against El Capitan? I've got a 2011 MacBook Pro from work and I'm getting it upgraded to any OS of my choice; I'm coming from 10.7.5 (it's terrible).

My main concern is stability and RAM. I multitask a lot as I fill the job of about 3 people and even with 16gb of RAM I'm maxing out.

The main reason why I'm contemplating between Yosemite and El Capitan is SIP, or essentially, the inability to run XtraFinder or TotalFinder, primarily the cut/paste function of files. I could get around this by using BetterTouchTool with some extra alternate commands in place of cmd+c (copy) as cmd+x and cmd+alt+v (paste/move) as cmd+v, but it doesn't fade out the files/folders that have been 'cut'.

Otherwise, I'm ok with mostly everything else depsite other limitations (Apple's really gone way downhill with choice).

Thoughts?
 

Glassed Silver

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How does Yosemite 10.10.5 stand against El Capitan? I've got a 2011 MacBook Pro from work and I'm getting it upgraded to any OS of my choice; I'm coming from 10.7.5 (it's terrible).

My main concern is stability and RAM. I multitask a lot as I fill the job of about 3 people and even with 16gb of RAM I'm maxing out.

The main reason why I'm contemplating between Yosemite and El Capitan is SIP, or essentially, the inability to run XtraFinder or TotalFinder, primarily the cut/paste function of files. I could get around this by using BetterTouchTool with some extra alternate commands in place of cmd+c (copy) as cmd+x and cmd+alt+v (paste/move) as cmd+v, but it doesn't fade out the files/folders that have been 'cut'.

Otherwise, I'm ok with mostly everything else depsite other limitations (Apple's really gone way downhill with choice).

Thoughts?
SIP can be turned off (which is what I did), otherwise mostly ever since the yearly upgrade path has been in place it doesn't really matter too much anymore.
You might want to give it a try by installing El Cap on a USB stick and check your software for compatibility etc that way.
If anything you hear a lot about how Mavericks runs best for some, for some it's Yosemite, but the last fairly undoubted stable major version that just seemed to please "everyone" well has been Snow Leopard.
10.7 is a terrible joke of an OS release, in my eyes very symbolic for what happened after that.

Glassed Silver:mac
 

bladerunner2000

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SIP can be turned off (which is what I did), otherwise mostly ever since the yearly upgrade path has been in place it doesn't really matter too much anymore.
You might want to give it a try by installing El Cap on a USB stick and check your software for compatibility etc that way.
If anything you hear a lot about how Mavericks runs best for some, for some it's Yosemite, but the last fairly undoubted stable major version that just seemed to please "everyone" well has been Snow Leopard.
10.7 is a terrible joke of an OS release, in my eyes very symbolic for what happened after that.

Glassed Silver:mac
Yeah I get a similar feeling. Yosemite has been great on my Hackintosh (10.10.4 though) my only issue with it is XtraFinder doesn't jive so well with it, but TotalFinder runs perfect. I've had uptimes of a few weeks without any issues at all.

I tried installing El Capitan on my personal MacBook Pro on a test partition. I turned off SIP and XtraFinder's cut/paste of files still didn't work. I tried TotalFinder as well and still no luck. Other features did work though.
 

ManMor

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Hi, I have a problem with my new Yosemite. At each startup throws icons on both monitors (illogically) - it makes chaos in icons and define the main screen. You do not know what to do?
 

Wolwerine

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Hi,,
i got one question,,
i've already run Yosemite and, for me, he had run very good, however, i had a friend, with recent MBP ( he got 2 graphics cards, intel and Nvidia ) and the issue is that the MBP crashes,,i think is Yosemite don't don't manage correctly this,, anyone of you can give me some tips to solve this.
Peace. thanks in advance.
that's no issue of Yosemite, there's some specific "recent" MBP that had a Hardware problem, mostly MBP and some Air i think,, the main reason in fact is a problem with the graphics card. Until now, i've tried all Operating systems of Apple; and honestly i hate El Capitan, Yosemite is no more available on Apple Store, however, i still use it,,and for me Yosemite is far more better than El Capitan, that get my MacBook serious issues, like crashes and " shutdown " , with a kernel panic, never happen before, only with my Pc Builds, never with a Mac,,
 

Tech198

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my only issue with El cap, is the removal of secure delete, so i clean installed Yosemite again.. (that is wipe the drive and clean installed via usb)

Plus, there is noting in 10.11.x that interests me.
 
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Highlights of OS X Yosemite
  • Brand new flat interface.
  • Flat 2D dock Photo
  • New iOS-inspired Boot Screen
  • New Finder Icon
  • Flatter system icons Photo
  • New system wide font (Helvetica Neue)
  • Tweaked Settings icon
  • QuickTime flatter interface Photo
  • New Time Machine UI
  • The dock spacing is now tighter
  • The poof animation if you remove an icon from the Dock is gone
  • Color Palette's look got updated Photo
  • New Quicktime icon Photo
  • Redesigned icons in Mail
  • Interface tweaks in System Preferences wallpaper chooser
  • Improved font in Notification Center
  • Larger badges on app icons
  • New FontBook icon
  • Brand-new redesigned iTunes (Version 12) Photo (iTunes "All The Little Things")
  • Redesigned Calculator App Photo
  • Modified iBooks icon
  • Thin, new download progress bar under Launchpad and Downloads folder in the dock
  • Tweaked FontBook icon
  • New Image Capture and Script Editor icons
  • New icons in Mail preferences, and Safari preferences.
  • Volume and Brightness control HUD designs tweaked
  • Spotlight's path bar design tweaked. Photo
  • Small tweaks to folder icons
  • The "Software Update" option has been removed from the main Apple menu, with App Store now displaying available software updates.
  • Spotlight now has a Dark Mode
  • New icons Dashboard, Migration Assistant, ColorSync, etc.
  • Modified icons in System Preferences
  • New look for Language & Region and Startup Disk
  • Software Update and Dock option removed from the Apple Menu
Looking back, I can't believe they sold the buying public on these things as "improvements". They went from having the most innovative and gorgeous interface every to making it look like a bunch of color blind, Korean child slave laborers made the OS with their good hand tied behind their backs just so they wouldn't have to pay for the world's best designers any more. Now they literally use what we call "out of the tube" colors, if any, and rudimentary shapes. The Apple color palette went from tastefully blended masterpieces to cyan, magenta, yellow, black, red, green, and blue. The Finder icon looks like a joke. All of the elegance that Scott Forstall and Steve Jobs put into the OS went down the drain, and the insane minimalism of Jonny Ives and the profit centric thinking of Cook completely destroyed every remnant of what was good and impressive about the Mac. And it's all been downhill since. Disappearing ports. Key commands gone for no reason. The ability to customize the look and feel of the interface was on it's way out. (Yosemite could still me "themed" to some degree, but the whole theming community went up in smoke.) The usability suffered greatly when we could no longer put custom, color icons in the sidebar and toolbar in the Finder. You have to read everything, which slows down a creative professional.

The "2D Dock" was something we used to get a 3rd party app (Transparent Dock) to get rid of until they came up with the stunning compromise in Leopard that made us go "wow!" Yosemite is the most recent OS I run because I can still make it look somewhat less unappealing than its more recent incarnations. They went from being the trend setters of the design world to being really bad imitators of things that Microsoft and Google had already moved beyond. Somehow they managed to pull the wool over people's eyes with this paradigm shift away from the magical combination of sleek, minimalistic hardware that opened the door to a stunningly beautiful, intuitive world inside. Things used to look like what they were so that anyone could comfortably use a Mac with little experience. Now, teaching someone to use one is like a course in cryptography. Steve Jobs started rolling over in his grave when they released Yosemite, and by now he's spinning so fast in there that he could power a small country if they just put some magnets on his hands.
 

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Looking back, I can't believe they sold the buying public on these things as "improvements". They went from having the most innovative and gorgeous interface every to making it look like a bunch of color blind, Korean child slave laborers made the OS with their good hand tied behind their backs just so they wouldn't have to pay for the world's best designers any more. Now they literally use what we call "out of the tube" colors, if any, and rudimentary shapes. The Apple color palette went from tastefully blended masterpieces to cyan, magenta, yellow, black, red, green, and blue. The Finder icon looks like a joke. All of the elegance that Scott Forstall and Steve Jobs put into the OS went down the drain, and the insane minimalism of Jonny Ives and the profit centric thinking of Cook completely destroyed every remnant of what was good and impressive about the Mac. And it's all been downhill since. Disappearing ports. Key commands gone for no reason. The ability to customize the look and feel of the interface was on it's way out. (Yosemite could still me "themed" to some degree, but the whole theming community went up in smoke.) The usability suffered greatly when we could no longer put custom, color icons in the sidebar and toolbar in the Finder. You have to read everything, which slows down a creative professional.

The "2D Dock" was something we used to get a 3rd party app (Transparent Dock) to get rid of until they came up with the stunning compromise in Leopard that made us go "wow!" Yosemite is the most recent OS I run because I can still make it look somewhat less unappealing than its more recent incarnations. They went from being the trend setters of the design world to being really bad imitators of things that Microsoft and Google had already moved beyond. Somehow they managed to pull the wool over people's eyes with this paradigm shift away from the magical combination of sleek, minimalistic hardware that opened the door to a stunningly beautiful, intuitive world inside. Things used to look like what they were so that anyone could comfortably use a Mac with little experience. Now, teaching someone to use one is like a course in cryptography. Steve Jobs started rolling over in his grave when they released Yosemite, and by now he's spinning so fast in there that he could power a small country if they just put some magnets on his hands.
Yosemite was the iOS 7 for the Mac. we are now at iOS 12, and the equivalent of iOS 12 is Mojave, which is the FIFTH operating system after Yosemite. get on with the times.
 
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They're all the same OS but increasingly dumbed down and made worse for people who don't do anything other than clap.
 

MarsViolet

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Nah, it doesn't completely destroy my ethos. It just doesn't satisfy your urge to argue in defense of Apple's honor.

I've been using Macs since System 5 in 1988 so I have a broad frame of reference with which to make comparisons. I suspect that your frame of reference is narrower.
 

casperes1996

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Nah, it doesn't completely destroy my ethos. It just doesn't satisfy your urge to argue in defense of Apple's honor.

I've been using Macs since System 5 in 1988 so I have a broad frame of reference with which to make comparisons. I suspect that your frame of reference is narrower.
I don't have an urge to argue in Apple's honour. I just don't think your critique is valid if you don't point out anything that you have a problem with, but only state that you have a problem with something vague and indefinite.

You're right. My oldest Mac OS experience is System 7. But I still have both an iMac G3 and an iBook G3 if this is a pissing competition now instead of a civil discussion based on actual arguments. Also I'm a software developer who uses App Kit and UIKit extensively, I study computer science and manage a few Linux and macOS servers (web servers, file servers, mail servers). Are we done with the pointless competition though? I really just wanted to hear what you thought was worsened in later revisions of macOS, since I can't really think of much myself. I can frankly only think of a single thing I preferred in Snow Leopard, which was the way Spaces worked. Multi-directional Spaces versus only left and right. Everything else I can think of that could be argued to have gotten worse is cosmetic only. Functionality wise, nothing. That is with the core OS. iWork is a different situation. I can name many things I preferred about the old iWork, but it is improving. Now I'm totally done though. Everything else has either improved or not changed
 
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