Snow Leopard's Insignia

Discussion in 'macOS' started by buzzert, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. buzzert macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone noticed an obvious difference in appearance between 10.5 and 10.6? I don't mean a change in the UI necessarily, I just mean something that makes it obvious that the system is running Snow Leopard instead of just Leopard.

    I ask this because it seems that every version of OSX had this sort of "insignia" so us avid mac users can tell the difference ;)
    10.0->10.1 I think the apple logo was different
    10.1->10.2 Dock lost pin stripes
    10.2->10.3 Finder icon changed
    10.3->10.4 Spotlight, menu bar became glossy
    10.4->10.5 3D Dock, transparent menu bar
    10.5->10.6 ???

    The only thing I can think of right now was that Apple changed the default contrast ratio to a warmer one. But that's kind of hard to tell unless you saw two systems side by side with the same monitor...
     
  2. PurrBall macrumors 6502a

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  3. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    the new default aurora desktop and charcoal dock menus? also hard drive icons on the desktop are turned off by default. little but i would notice them from afar.
     
  4. DOUGHNUT macrumors regular

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    10.2->10.3 Finder icon changed
    - come on....there are more obvious changes...for ex....Finder looked completely different in 10.3, and the significantly toned down aqua

    as far as Snow Leopard...new QuickTime icon? then again, SL is a more refined Leopard much like 10.1 is to 10.0. it's not meant to bring any blatant UI changes.
     

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