What's the logic of the black screen boot??

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by kissmo, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. kissmo macrumors 6502a

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    I have a macbook air 2013 booting with black screen.
    Mac mini (latest) and iMac 2011 booting with grey/white screen.

    Why are they doing this separation? Is there any logic?

    To be honest I kinda hate the black screen boot - looks terrible - can't really say sometimes is the MB Air is on or not especially in bright light situations...
     
  2. bennibeef macrumors 6502

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    Its something like the white/black iphone bootscreen whether its a white or black iphone. On macbooks its the bezel which says which color it should have. On macs without a screen I guess it is white.
     
  3. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    Without seeing it (I prefer verbose boot): I guess that darkness – the black – can be perceived as smooth, as discreet.

    Imagine the opposite: a flash of light, or a few seconds of brightness/glare when the power key is touched. That could be as disturbing/distracting as a loud startup chime.
     
  4. kissmo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Uh. I got it then.
    Thanks for the clarification.
     

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