Sources reveal Apple's new-look interface for Mac OS X Lion's Finder, Mail, and other apps

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  • Reply 101 of 140
    Hi



    Lion looks very promising. I have not read all the posts, but my first thought was that many of the new Lion features will work well on the iPad.



    Mission control will give a great overview. My view is that the next iOS for the iPad is very close to Lion, just without the finder and applications in window mode.



    This will also make the iPad a Mac switcher device.



    I have for the last 2-3 years been thinking how Apple can make iPhone/iPods and iPads much more valuable then any other device, simply by utilizing how they work together with Mac OS X. The OS have all that is needed, fat binaries and the UI layers for the different devices.



    Lion is the final part to make it all possible. With the Mac app store Apple will be able to give the developers the option to make a fat binary and fat UI version of an application. So you can say carry Pages, Numbers and Keynote on your iPad 2 and work on it. When at work you plugin the Thunderbolt and the Mac will let you login with your credentials and use youriPad/iPhone 5 as your home directory. You might have a safetybox via mobileme in the cloud so that all those files to take up space on your iPad. The using Pages on the Mac it will be using the intel exe code and Mac UI but load from the iPad/iPhone.



    So you can use any Mac. You don't need to make a guest login. You will not have access to any part of the Mac just your iPad/iPhone 5 as a disk and cloud services/applications.



    This will offcause be copied by MS and Google, but first in the standard 2 years time.



    Regards

    Michael
  • Reply 102 of 140
    Hard to believe it's now been well over 12 hours and still nobody out there can tell me which Macs can run Lion. Doesn't every developer release have a Read Me that says what machines are supported?



    Specifically: does it require a 64-bit CPU? does it require 64-bit EFI?
  • Reply 103 of 140
    uh... that's how all tabs always have been. Look at Safari's current tabs...
  • Reply 104 of 140
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Bregalad View Post


    Hard to believe it's now been well over 12 hours and still nobody out there can tell me which Macs can run Lion. Doesn't every developer release have a Read Me that says what machines are supported?



    Specifically: does it require a 64-bit CPU? does it require 64-bit EFI?



    Core2Duo and up.
  • Reply 105 of 140
    gctwnlgctwnl Posts: 277member
    The Web part of parental controls, will it now support regular expressions or wild cards?



    Currently, if you limit your child to something like www.foo.com and this site has sub sites, e.g. images.foo.com for images or communicty.foo.com for social web, you need to mention these separately (and they are often difficult to find as something 'just doesn't work' and you have to look in the page source to find out.
  • Reply 106 of 140
    mr omr o Posts: 1,046member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Chris_CA View Post


    Absolutely will not happen.



    hello Chris,



    Not everyone is having a private secretary updating their contacts. Apple has integrated facebook in iPhoto allready. I do hope a similar partnership concerning addressbook will materialise. It is a tripple win to Apple, facebook and the end user.



    Regarding your business contacts. Apple could approach linkedin …



    Whatever Apple plans to do. I hope they make the Addressbook more dynamic. Leave it as a standalone app, but don't limit yourself to fancy eye candy!
  • Reply 107 of 140
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hezetation View Post


    Not a fan of the iOS style autocorrect, hopefully there is a way to revert it to the style of SL as it is annoying enough clicking the x to close when on my iPhone much less on a computer.



    Most likely it'll just be the case you press 'esc' and it cancels the correction. Apple will definitely NOT force you to switch to the mouse and back for this, as it doesn't make any sense and it would be overly burdensome.



    Don't panic!
  • Reply 108 of 140
    Just wanted to add my 2 cents in that I TOO am increasingly disappointed at the loss of color from the sidebar and main UI elements throughout the OS. It kept me from upgrading to iTunes 10 for a long time. Guess I'll just get used to it, cause it seems that is surely one of their new directions. Seems the majority of users aren't too happy about this. Just glad I'm not alone.
  • Reply 109 of 140
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by abhimat.gautam View Post


    Yeah, I?ve been wondering about the same thing. I would really hate to lose Spaces. Anyone have confirmation on this?



    They're both still there. The Expose key invokes mission control by default, though.
  • Reply 110 of 140
    joe hsjoe hs Posts: 488member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Cougar View Post


    They're both still there. The Expose key invokes mission control by default, though.



    You're saying there's an option to change it back to regular old dashboard/expose combo? YESS!!
  • Reply 111 of 140
    maccrazymaccrazy Posts: 2,657member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Cory Bauer View Post


    I thought the same. My first reaction was "how can three tabs be selected at once?", until I released they've done the reverse of what's logical and made the selected tab raised.



    This is actually more sensible interface design. Highlight what is selected, not what isn't.
  • Reply 112 of 140
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    Originally Posted by Cougar View Post


    Core2Duo and up.



    I may finally have to replace my white 17" iMac (Core Duo). Hopefully they'll put a Thunderbolt port on the iMac that ships with 10.7.



    "two-finger scrolling is reversed: to scroll down on a webpage in Safari, users must push up with their fingers, which is the opposite of how it works in Snow Leopard, but the same directly as scrolling on the iPad."



    When I got an iPod touch, I found myself scrolling "backwards" on my Macs. While I like the option, it'll make moving from machine to machine confusing. Not sure how often people do that, though.



    - Jasen.
  • Reply 113 of 140
    hutchohutcho Posts: 132member
    iPad style mail? Try Outlook style mail, only with a lot less features. Good try.
  • Reply 114 of 140
    pxtpxt Posts: 683member
    If that screenshot of iCal is showing that you view calendar events in List view on the Mac then that's actually a functional feature they have moved into OSX. Hurray!



    But the Address Book is just eye-candy, ignoring issues like the fact that you have to read the *content* of your address book fields in order to know what type of data you are looking at.

    The only way to know if you are looking at an email address versus say a website URL is to visually parse the data, rather than have a sensible icon next to it that tells you what you are looking at.



    Or how about to create business addresses, then person contacts, then say that that person works for that business without duplicating all the head office info? You know, all the grown-up stuff.
  • Reply 115 of 140
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    Originally Posted by Quillz View Post


    I could. People who do serious typing love the IBM Model M keyboards because of the heavy keys and the loud tactile feedback they provide. The current trend in keyboards, the laptop-style island keyboard, looks nice and works well, but nothing will ever beat a good Model M keyboard. Models built in the 1980s are still in use today.



    What people are those? People who learned to type on non-electric typewriters and are afraid to try anything new?



    Apple's current lineup of keyboards are the best I've ever used, exactly because they are the exact opposite of those old clunkers. I find the claim that, "people who do serious typing," prefer to push big, heavy, noisy keys all day somewhat incredible.



    I've typed on pretty much everything from this,



    ,



    to this,



    ,



    and there is no way in hell I would ever go back to this clunker,



    .
  • Reply 116 of 140
    joe hsjoe hs Posts: 488member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Hutcho View Post


    iPad style mail? Try Outlook style mail, only with a lot less features. Good try.



    Unlike in Outlook for Windows, or office in general, Mac OS X still has a menu bar.
  • Reply 117 of 140
    asciiascii Posts: 5,941member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Quillz View Post


    I have noticed this and I do like it. An operating system, in my opinion, should provide only the necessary chrome and little else. This is why I will always be partial to the GUI of Win9x, the System x days, GNOME, NeXTstep and any other GUI that doesn't flaunt color and tons of eye candy.



    I also don't like excessive shininess and overdone GUI. Windows 7 in particular gets up my nose. I went to the trouble of setting up an OS 7 emulator just to play with that GUI, even though I have no OS 7 apps I need to run.



    Apple will still have eye candy in future but it will be in the form of animations instead of bright colors.
  • Reply 118 of 140
    hutchohutcho Posts: 132member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Joe hs View Post


    Unlike in Outlook for Windows, or office in general, Mac OS X still has a menu bar.



    You're suggesting this is a good thing?
  • Reply 119 of 140
    joe hsjoe hs Posts: 488member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Hutcho View Post


    You're suggesting this is a good thing?



    I'm saying it's something to take into consideration.
  • Reply 120 of 140
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by fabsgwu View Post


    The "All My Files" feature is going to be a headache for sensitive files...



    Just say "porn" why you mean porn, OK? We're all adults, here (tee hee) ...
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