“Apple’s next desktop operating system release will tone down much of the Aqua user interface and change how screen captures handle windows’ drop down sheets,” AppleInsider reports.
“The most obvious Aqua gloss stripped from Mac OS X Lion involves scroll bars, which are replaced with iOS-like, grey segments that disappear when not in use. The Finder and Mail also drop the use of bubbly, colorful toolbar and source-list icons, indicating a general preference for simpler, monochromatic icons similar to those used in iPad apps,” AppleInsider reports. “Also missing are the Aqua pill buttons in the upper right corner of windows in the Finder and certain other apps, which currently display or hide the window’s toolbar. These have been replaced by the Full Screen control used in apps that support that mode.”
AppleInsider reports, “Across the interface, while Aqua highlighting still exists, much of the ‘blue gel’ has been dialed down.”
Full article, with screenshots, here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]