The change is similar to iOS7 versus previous versions. I agree that I like the warmer design of Mavericks much better than what you are showing from Yosemite, but “they” say that the younger generation likes the stark design better. Guess they didn’t ask old codgers like me. (or, more accurately, don’t give a s**t what I think)
Simply put, I hate the new design. Unfortunately, they didn’t ask anyone outside of Apple what we thought. That flat appearance harkens back to the early Atari ST and Amiga Workbench 1.0 looks - so 1985…
On OS X you could probably hack around enough to make the window draw however you wanted BUT it’s not usually easy
Apple tends to make it easy to do “the standard stuff that everyone expects” and a pile more work to do something unusual (like moving the gumdrops around)
In some ways this is a very good things and why you mostly get “the right look” for free if you use standard controls
I have a sneaking suspicion that it may not be as hard as one thinks… I asked this question day 1 on the developer forums, but all my questions were lost in the tsunami of “I just destroyed my machine and didn’t backup, there has to be a way to un-instal”.
I don’t have the opportunity to try this, but I have a suspicion that it may be related to “Unified Title And Toolbar”, which is just a check box option in Xcode.
Damn, I was hoping we wouldn’t have to mess with NSThemeFrame or anything else to get this new Title & Toolbar combined thing.[quote=96272:@Joe Ranieri]If you don’t like how Yosemite looks, I would encourage you to file a radar saying why you don’t like it. Apple looks at these complaints in aggregate, so duplicates aren’t a bad thing.[/quote]
Maybe I need to spend some time with it then, and then possibly files some Radars. I’m not impressed with the screen shots so far. I really dislike the cartoon feel it’s now adopted. Somehow it doesn’t seem so elegant as iOS, to me anyway.
Re: the thought/complaint that everything has to look like a mobile phone…
I understand that money determines everything and the money in the phone market rivals several large world economies, but one wonders if there isn’t some better reason for the redesign. Perhaps in the near future we’ll stop using mice and start using our fingers and gestures for everything.
Guess I’ll have to stop eating chocolate with my hands while I’m coding.
(My vote: I hate the 2D minimalistic look, on this and on Win8. Booooring. But I do like it on a gesture-controlled device, it makes it more clear where you place your finger.)