Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Jun 2007 15:23 UTC
Mac OS X As you have surely noticed by now, Apple's CEO Steve Jobs held his keynote speech yesterday at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. So far, the responses have been mixed; I have seen a lot of excitement, but also a lot of disappointment. Personally, I am not really sure where I stand.
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RE[2]: Transparent menubar
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 12th Jun 2007 19:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Transparent menubar"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

People in the audience thought he was joking.

Indeed, Alex, I thought I was crazy for thinking that ;) . Good to read I'm not alone on this one.

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RE[3]: Transparent menubar
by Alex Forster on Tue 12th Jun 2007 20:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Transparent menubar"
Alex Forster Member since:
2005-08-12

http://images.appleinsider.com/07leopardscreen.jpg

Ihateit Ihateit Ihateit. I came here looking to bond with others who hated it as well, but the general response seems positive. In my opinion, the menu bar looks like something I used to make dabbling in Ulead Photoimpact. Amateurish is an understatement--it's unusable (for so many reasons). If someone were to tell me it was from a "fake Leopard screenshot contest," I wouldn't bat an eyelash.

Ironically, when it came out, I thought Tiger's aqua-fying of the menu bar was as bad as it could get. They sure showed me.

Edited 2007-06-12 20:37

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RE[4]: Transparent menubar
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 12th Jun 2007 20:35 in reply to "RE[3]: Transparent menubar"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Well, transparency per se isn't bad, but transparency in one of the most important (if not the most important) UI elements of your graphical environment is just... Well, stupid. The text labels are quite hard to read in the shots. I sincerely hope this can be adjusted with a slider.

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