The new app icons are horrific and poorly designed

Tozovac

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Have you seen how the app itself looks? ;) Its UI has probably not been touched since at least 2006.
Does it still work? What’s broken about it that needs revamped?
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I find these icons to be immensely better than what iOS7 and Yosemite brought us.
 

matrixv

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They’ve brought 3D back. They are hearkening back to the beginning. Same reason they brought the startup chime back. It’s pretty obvious what they are doing here. This is a new beginning. 11
 
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Tozovac

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Look how faint/washed-out the screens look. WHY! What is the point of making the content and controls so dam* hard to see, as if there’s a pixel conservation issue in the world.

How is making the screen content low-contrast, ungrouped, and washed-out a step in the positive direction functionally for anyone?
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Now this is just asinine. What the heck is wrong with providing clear, obvious, helpful context as done with 10.15.

HOW IS THE macOS 11 WAY BETTER? WHAT WAS BROKEN BEFORE? CAN ANYONE GIVE A CONCRETE REASON OTHER THAN “WE’RE OFFERING SOMETHING DIFFERENT.”

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DanielDD

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Look how faint/washed-out the screens look. WHY! What is the point of making the content and controls so dam* hard to see, as if there’s a pixel conservation issue in the world.

How is making the screen content low-contrast and washed-out a step in the positive direction functionally for anyone?
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Now this is just asinine. What the heck is wrong with providing clear, obvious, helpful context as done with 10.15.

HOW IS THE macOS 11 WAY BETTER? WHAT WAS BROKEN BEFORE? CAN ANYONE GIVE A CONCRETE REASON OTHER THAN “WE’RE OFFERING SOMETHING DIFFERENT.”

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I sincerely hope Apple introduces a grey-chrome window to go with the white and black chrome already available. While I generally prefer the new glyphs, I hate the way the slap them without any visual cues of what's a button.

Also, that uncentered glyph on the left side is killing me.
 

gigapocket1

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I know these growing pains are going to be hard. but I called this years ago.. this merger into one os.. one platform to rule them all.. Is just going to be unmatched by any supplier... its going to take things to an entirely differently level..
 
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applCore

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Yes, overall the entire UI direction is ugly. We're really devolving here. Kubuntu and Manjaro are looking better than this crap now.
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I know these growing pains are going to be hard. but I called this years ago.. this merger into one os.. one platform to rule them all.. Is just going to be unmatched by any supplier... its going to take things to an entirely differently level..
This is complete BS if you think it's going to be better. I knew this was coming too back in 2012, BUT I didn't want it. The point is we need a segregation between mobile and desktop devices. Desktop systems need complete openness in terms of being able to troubleshoot, diagnose issues (the system logging is in the can with Mojave and Catalina), and kernel extensions that are robust and fully manipulative of the system.
 

DaveP

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They remind me of some random GNOME icon pack. But as long as they look about the same as before so that I can recognize them, I hardly care. But a lot of Apple users put emphasis on "pretty" so I get it.
 

Wilson1313

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Those sliders are truly ghastly. How does that look refined/polished at all? Agree with many of the comments, some changes are acceptable, but others make UI elements too tiny or hard to distinguish for a desktop UI - what is optimized for mobile/touchscreen is not necessarily what is best for a desktop/mouse experience.

After seeing the UI in more detail I really dislike it.

This is what alert/dialog boxes now look like... 🤢


And controls with tick marks have gone from this...

To this... 🤮


Truly ghastly.
 

lupinglade

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Well, everything looks crooked, unaligned and like the graphics designer only started using Photoshop a week ago?
Also, a lot of these changes look like the concepts floating around on the Internet for the last 3 to 5 years. A *lot* like them. Only worse. No real changes other than graphics hacks all over the place. Over all its a very unpolished, in-cohesive feeling mess. Lots of beach balls and well, right now the text field I'm typing this in has no carret. Of course its a beta, yadayada... but it's not a great start.
 
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