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#1 SMELTN

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 15:19

So anyone who updated to 10.10 beta1 lets discuss the changes you are finding..  

 

How do you enable dark mode?




#2 ians18

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 15:35

I don't think it's in the DP.



#3 The_Observer

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 00:28

are we  allowed to. just think NDA thing and stuff (in case Neowin tells us not too). I have found something witht the iPhone and OS X.



#4 +virtorio

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 00:54

If you don't care for the new transparency effects in various apps, you can disable it by going to: System Preferences -> Accessibility -> Display.

 

No 'dark mode' yet, but I'm looking forward to it trying it out.



#5 Gotenks98

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 01:11

I just want to know if its possible to go back to the mavericks UI, I am not a fan of this flat UI crap. If the NDA prevents you from saying so just PM me instead.



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:08

I just want to know if its possible to go back to the mavericks UI, I am not a fan of this flat UI crap. If the NDA prevents you from saying so just PM me instead.

It's not.



#7 Order_66

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:26

Enabling trim for non apple SSD's is a train wreck, thankfully Cindori has a fix:

http://www.cindori.o...-os-x-yosemite/

 

imovie is broke.

Handoff is broke.

Aperture "kinda" works.

iphoto "kinda" works.

 

Some settings need to be applied 2 or more times before the changes are permanently accepted.

 

The Yosemite crown jewel IMO is Safari 8.0, even with its alpha status problems it's by far the best Safari version I have ever used due to its speed and ability to handle plugins without slowing down.

 

Transparency is nice but the flat look is horrible, especially the flat dock, reminds me of OS9.



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:51

For Hackintoshers, 10.10 supports AMD's R9 series of GPUs!



#9 PGHammer

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 03:00

For Hackintoshers, 10.10 supports AMD's R9 series of GPUs!

However, support for legacy BIOSes (lowest-end Hackintoshes) is currently missing; fortunately, it's quite installable in Fusion in the meantime.

 

So even the Hackintoshes have it better than real Apple Macs do (yes; still more Macs are curbed with Yosemite than was the case with even Mavericks).

 

Look at the hardware requirements of Yosemite DP1 compared with Mavericks - all is NOT good on the real Mac front.



#10 Order_66

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 03:07

http://appleinsider....rt-for-iphone-4

 

The system requirements for Yosemite listed by Apple are identical to those for Mavericks, which means that the following systems will be able to run OS X 10.10:


  • MacBook Pro: mid-2007 or newer
  • MacBook Air: late 2008 or newer
  • iMac: mid-2007 or newer
  • Mac mini: early 2009 or newer
  • Mac Pro: early 2008 or newer
  • MacBook: late 2008 aluminum, early 2009 or newer
  • Xserve: early 2009


That means the hardware requirements for Apple's latest Mac operating system have been unchanged for two years, as last year Apple did not change the requirements from the upgrade to Mountain Lion to Mavericks.



#11 OP SMELTN

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 03:11

so I am connected to an external LED monitor through HDMI cable from my macbook pro and notice that the transparency isn't as good on the LED as it is on the actual laptop screen. I have both open and looking back and forth. hmm.. wonder if its just my monitor ?



#12 revanmj

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 11:04

If you don't care for the new transparency effects in various apps, you can disable it by going to: System Preferences -> Accessibility -> Display..

 

Yeah, but it also disables menu bar transparency. And this one I like, only window transparency is too "flashy" for me.



#13 Ambroos

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 20:16

It's really graphically intensive though. Things like Mission Control weren't fast on Mavericks on my Mac Mini with a 9400M, now they're just slideshows instead of animations.



#14 +Frank B.

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 05:50

It's really graphically intensive though. Things like Mission Control weren't fast on Mavericks on my Mac Mini with a 9400M, now they're just slideshows instead of animations.

It works fine on my lowly 2013 Macbook Air with Intel HD5000 graphics.

The most improved app in Yosemite has to be Safari 8. It's blazingly fast, and the new UI looks and works pretty damn well. Some may object to the URL bar only showing the domain rather than the full URL. Personally I don't mind it.

#15 vetsanctified

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 16:55

Anyone can take a screenshot of the new safari please?