Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 15th Oct 2003 22:47 UTC
Mac OS X I was able to try out and preview Mac OS X Panther 10.3 for the past few months after WWDC and for the last few days I am running a latest version. So, what to expect from Mac OS X when it comes out on the evening of October 24th? Come in and have a look in this preview article. Update: screenshots removed at request of Apple.
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RE: Colored Labels... Tabs
by Eugenia on Thu 16th Oct 2003 00:46 UTC

> Which tab is the current one? The lighter one? the darker one?

The darker one. The screenshot does NOT have focus on the window itself, that's why you don't see the *blue* color on the selected tab. Mac OS X with Panther has brought a new UI feature: to completely "unfocus" widgets when the window is not on focus, not just the window manager, as all other OSes do.
The new tabs do make sense UI wise, because tabs, are in effect, buttons.

> Isn't it funny that Mac OS lovers have had to buy Mac OS X three times and only now will they get back the colored label feature that arrived in, I think, OS 8.

That's flamebaiting and unfair Jace. When you rewrite the whole file manager from scratch, there is no way you can have all features at once as before. Finder is not at all the same file manager as OS8/9 was.