“In addition to the comprehensive redesign, OS X Yosemite could have made a significant change to how the Mac operating system functioned since it originally shipped just over thirty years ago,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5Mac.
An “image from a source shows a March build of OS X Yosemite that featured a Control Center panel,” Gurman reports. “The panel did not end up shipping in the first beta of Yosemite and was not announced on the WWDC stage last week, but Apple definitely considered including it. In fact, developers have located numerous code strings in the first Yosemite build that confirms Apple’s testing of an OS X variant of Control Center.”
“The Control Center feature was first introduced as a slide up settings menu in iOS 7,” Gurman reports. “While, in iOS, Control Center is simple a handy feature for accessing commonly used toggles quickly, OS X’s variant would have represented a massive shift in the Mac’s fundamentals.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Hoo boy, crisis averted! While we’re not averse to change by any means, we like our menu right where it is, thanks. If it was removed, we would’ve enabled it immediately via whatever Terminal command or hack required – for old times’ sake, at the very least (why we still use Displaperture to this day, in fact – top corners only!)
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]