Apple has released a new build (Build 11A444d) of Mac OS X Lion to developers. After some searching, the primary thing being found in this build are some minor UI tweaks. MacRumors has since pointed out a few minor UI tweaks that can be found. Specifically, they point to sub-panes in the System Preferences app. […]
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Apple Pushes Out New Release of Lion to Developers, Features UI Tweaks

Apple has released a new build (Build 11A444d) of Mac OS X Lion to developers. After some searching, the primary thing being found in this build are some minor UI tweaks.

MacRumors has since pointed out a few minor UI tweaks that can be found. Specifically, they point to sub-panes in the System Preferences app. In these sub-panes, the selection button at the top was using a slider similar to one found on iOS. The lighter colored option was the one that was selected.

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This of course, is the opposite of how Apple had been doing these sort of selections for awhile. Currently, (and once again after the update), the selected option is darker, and now represents a depressed button.

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A similar change from a slider to a button can be found in the new iCal as well.

This is one of those UI things that is so entrenched that either Apple is going to have to change it slowly over time, or leave it altogether. Just because it works on a device with a new input method (iPad, iPhone), it doesn’t mean it is as intuitive on computers where UI standards are so heavily entrenched.

Story and images courtesy of MacRumors.

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