Apple adjusts some UI elements in latest Snow Leopard build

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by Mike
Posted July 10th, 2009 at 11:54 am

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Faithful OS X fans who were hoping for Snow Leopard to bring about a freshening to the aging look of Leopard were surely let down when Snow Leopard was revealed earlier this year with the same exact face as Leopard. The lack of change was to many hardly a surprise however as Snow Leopard is being marketed as a simple “re-tooling/re optimization” of Leopard — why go UI crazy on a “minor” update. Save that for OS 10.7…right? It seems that Apple as of late has been getting impatient on waiting for future OS X releases to alter the look of 10.6.


While the new Quicktime interface has been seen countless times over, a few new subtle changes in the latest 10A402a build of Snow Leopard shows a tweaked Dock pop up menu (above) with white text on a darker grey background (as opposed to the standard black text on white/gray background) as well as new slider knobs (above and left) that feature a more dimpled, deeper blue hue, (pictured above). Personally, I really like the new knobs as they are more rich. I would be quite happy with the rest of the blue UI elements such as buttons and scroll bars receiving the same treatment. Only time will tell if Apple does in fact spread the new UI love to other elements. How do you like the new look?

Source: Mac NN, Apple Insider

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