That Yosemite Finder Icon, tho!

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Wayfarer, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. Wayfarer, Jun 5, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2014

    Wayfarer macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2007
    While the new Finder in Yosemite is amazing, anyone else feel like the icon lost a bit of its nostalgic appeal?


    Personally I like the flat makeover of our old buddy, but I feel the composition could use work with respect to position of the eyes and the curve of the smile. Calling all design enthusiasts to weigh in now!


    (EDIT: Also why do some screenshots depict different Finder icons?
    Left: Apple website screenshots. Right: User screenshots)
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  2. MDTyKe macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2007
    Hawaii, USA
    I actually prefer the one on Apple's website. For some reason, the new one feels squished or something. Like the aspect ratio is off.

    Yosemite though for me is so slow. Even simple tasks like typing it has to catch up... 8GB ram and an SSD too...
  3. Tubamajuba macrumors 68020

    Jun 8, 2011
    Done with MacRumors, the trolls have won
    Hey, the little guy is happier than he's ever been... don't rain on his parade! :p
  4. Chazz08 macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2012
    I like the user screenshot one better. The Apple site one looks stretched to me.
  5. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    In Yosemite the transparency changes with the desktop wallpaper.
  6. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
  7. zabbadoo Guest

    Apr 15, 2009
  8. pickaxe macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2012
    I criticize Apple's design decisions all the time and I think the new Finder icon looks really good. I like it because it has slight depth (thankfully) and the blue is not harsh.

    People do keep mentioning their dislike for it though (here and in other forums)
  9. lotzosushi macrumors 6502


    Jan 10, 2007
    I never realized this before but staring at these icons just made me realize it looks like two faces. The right light blue one leaning in to kiss the left. :eek: Now I can't unsee it!!
  10. Ddyracer macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2009
    Holy snap Agreed!

  11. iMacBooked macrumors 6502a


    Jul 19, 2013
    4 8 15 16 23 42 ✈ Country: Belgium

    Are you kidding? I saw that from the first glance ever and until now I always thought the two kissing faces were the right way to look at it. :D
  12. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    I've always seen the 2 faces since I was a little kid but I never saw them kissing. Still don't really, looks more like the lighter one is whispering to the darker one.
  13. ZombiePete macrumors 68020


    Aug 6, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    I always interpreted it to be a smiling computer monitor with a smiling user staring into it.
  14. sfwalter macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    Dallas Texas
    I just see a happy mac. Just like me I'm happy when I use a Mac and sad when I use a Windows box.
  15. kmj2318 macrumors 68000


    Aug 22, 2007
    Naples, FL
    I really like the new.

    The old one is great, but i can't believe how long it had the extending the top and bottom. It made it look very old compared to everything else.
  16. Wayfarer thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2007
    Ladies and gentleman, we have a winner! I can't believe the two faces weren't obvious to everyone. See the pointy nose of the user? I have always seen two different faces! The computer and the user. Inspired by Picasso.

    With the two faces in mind, anyone else think the Yosemite Finder icon would look better if they moved the eyes of the user and computer upward slightly, so the nose of the user is better proportioned, like the original?

    Am I making sense? Maybe I'll make a mockup. Please somebody tell me I'm not crazy. :p
  17. impulse462 macrumors 68000


    Jun 3, 2009
    I can see the user with the nose, but the computer is the left side with an indent in it? I don't see it. You're crazy.
  18. ZombiePete macrumors 68020


    Aug 6, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    The user's face overlaps the computer monitor, as if you're looking at the monitor from behind the user and his head is in the way over half of it. It's impressionist as it's inspired by Picasso, so obviously it's not "realistic" looking.

    Here's some more in-depth background info on it:
  19. Wayfarer thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2007
    Thanks for sharing! Wow, looks like a lot of users are still artistically challenged. :eek: Time to bust out Photoshop.


  20. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    I always knew I loved Apple for a reason. This is very clever (More clever than Windows anyways).

    I've always loved the Finder icon.

    You I really want a "Mac OS" Classic that has the boot screen of Mac OS across the blue background of Mac OS 8...I think I'm going to get right on that...
  21. Zellio macrumors 65816


    Feb 7, 2012
    So what, people who use finder kiss their monitors??
  22. Anitramane macrumors 6502

    Dec 23, 2013
    Can someone confirm is you’re still able to change finder and thrash can icons via the resource folders?
  23. daijholt macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2013
    Wales, UK
    If you own a Mac, there's nothing else you want to do other than kiss its beautiful face :D
  24. swindlenz macrumors member

    May 18, 2013
    One icon?

    Who could care. Who, honestly, could care that this has been changed, a little?

    Hey, lets just not ever develop anything ever again and instead just use the first design of anything we ever do forever.
  25. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    At this rate someone will notice that the Windows logo represents window panes any day now :p

    (PS. The FedEx logo has an arrow in it) :D

    I like the one from DP1 but sadly I don't expect it to last until release.

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