Originally posted by Brad I just toggled to graphite mode and Safari instantly changed...clipped
Those are all system level widgets, those change. What I'm talking about is Safari's custom UI elements, i.e., Back/Forward, URL Progress Indicator, small Add Bookmarks Folder Button in the Bookmarks Library. Those stay blue. Oh, and Safari 2...needed...with undo in text fields..
Now on to my other ideas...
Also, when switching to graphite folders should change, to graphite. And if you open a folder the folder icon should stay in the open state like how in 9 the icon would gray out if open.
Smart Everything, as in any program that supports a playlist type UI, like Address Book, Font Book, hey even the finder should have Smart Groups, Collections, Folders respectively. Also it should be made a API so other apps can as Apple would say get it for free. This in my opinion is what Apple has been doing, create a technology place it in there own apps then mature it into a public API, like for example SearchKit.
Mail...it in my opinion needs some drastic changes..in a few areas. For one they should adopt the column UI like outlook and even now Thunderbird where it goes Folder | Mail | Mail Viewer instead of Folders | Mail and Mailer Viewer under the Mail. Of course this would just be another option so people could change it, something like View Preview Pane: Under Mail, to the Right of Mail.
Also Folders should be removed and instead replaced with a iTunes type organizational scheme. where your inbox has all you email in it then the Folders on the left are just pointers to the various emails. This would allow you to have mail organized in multiple areas without having to copy it into separate mailboxes. This would also allow you to have Smart Mailboxes, kind of replacing rules.
Another thing is better support for HTML email, not in composing it, but in forwarding it, If I forward say a HTML mail with 20 linked images to a PC person (even another Mac user) they end up with a RTF email with 20 huge tiffs as attachments. Do a test, forward a Apple eNews to yourself and see the crap that mail sends to you. A better solution would be to have a sheet come down when you click Send giving you 3 options. Send HTML as is (this would act like every other email client and just send it as you got it), Strip HTML (would attempt to strip the HTML and send just text), and the best solution (IMO) Send as PDF...(where the email would be converted via Quartz to a PDF then attached and sent, this would be the most compatible and the person would get an exact copy of the email as you got it.)
Well it needs to be much easier, something along the lines of how iTunes and iPhoto do it. Where you could select a folder or even individual files then select Share... and other Macs Via Rendezvous would just end up seeing it. A Shared Files element would appear in the SideBar like it does in iTunes and iPhoto and would allow you to get to the shared files. It would be broken down by Computer. You would control it via the Sharing PrefPane and also a Sharing option in the Finder Prefs.
Sharing of Stuff with people on the Same Computer...
Apple needs to implement a easy way to share things like iPhotos, Address Books, etc with other users on the same machine, it should just be an extension of how the Rendezvous sharing works, and it should just pop up in the application, for example I share my contacts with Joe, Joe's address book would just have a Blue group called Chris' Contacts.
All for now...