Snow Leopard's Insignia

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

  1. buzzert macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2006
    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 65816


    Oct 25, 2007
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    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

    Jan 8, 2006
    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 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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