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markrath

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I can’t stand the tilted icons - mail, note, reminders, etc. Every major update I’m thinking, please get rid of the tilted app icons.
 
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zakarhino

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Sorry but... what are you talking about? I'm not sure I know what "tilting app icons" are?
 
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markrath

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look at the four at the bottom - calendar, notes, reminders, and maps - they are turned to the left. System prefs, download folder, even FaceTime app are sitting flat. The circles, iMessage, trash, all very nice and Apple Like
 

markrath

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I personally like that Mac programs a free to make whatever icons they want. It fits the Mac. It’s also very Apple
I am free to dislike the icons. I love everything apple, these icons just happen to drive me crazy. Call it OCD I just like things lined up nice and neat.
 
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mollyc

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The tilted ones are all icons for paper things that would be torn off a pad. Except for maps, but it’s still paper.
 
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retta283

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This has been a thing since the beginning of Mac OS X. It's unlikely to change any time soon. It's a part of the Aqua (they still do call it that) aesthetic.
 
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TETENAL

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look at the four at the bottom - calendar, notes, reminders, and maps - they are turned to the left. System prefs, download folder, even FaceTime app are sitting flat. The circles, iMessage, trash, all very nice and Apple Like
You are very wrong.

http://interface.free.fr/Archives/Apple_HIGuidelines.pdf Page 246

“Because applications are usually used to create documents, the application icon uses a tilted document page to represent the documents the application creates.”

So tilted application icons are originally Apple like.
 
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sracer

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I can’t stand the tilted icons - mail, note, reminders, etc. Every major update I’m thinking, please get rid of the tilted app icons.
I'm more annoyed by the remnants of skeuomorphism. I'm a fan of skeuomorphism but when Apple said it had to go, they didn't eliminate it completely... a daily reminder of days gone by. (half-joking, half-serious)
 

DeltaMac

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I suppose no one else notices that the Safari icon has always been tilted 45° to the right...
I hope Apple fixes that soon.
There's no describing the feeling of emptiness that I get every time I look at that out-of-kilter icon.
I often have to physically tilt my MBPro, just so that Safari icon is pointing straight up - as it should.
 

flowrider

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^^^^The Safari icon is a circle, how can that be titled 1387914497.gif Do you mean the floating pointer confused.gif If you do, that's a real stretch sad.gif

I often have to physically tilt my MBPro, just so that Safari icon is pointing straight up - as it should.

Ah - April Fool rolleyes.gif

Lou
 
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nouveau_redneck

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It's very inconsistent.

The Pages icon is tilted, the one for Numbers is not. For squaure icons, Screenshoot is tilted, System Preferences is not.
 

DeltaMac

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argh... now the whole world is tilted. How do I decide which one is properly positioned?

(Just realized if I squint, then turn my head slightly, then all look good. Kinda makes me look funny, but I'm OK with that.)
Ah, it's all because I spent most of this weekend at Firefly music festival. A few minutes off my feet, and all is good now! The world is back in alignment...:cool:
 
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