OS X 10.10 Yosemite: interface overview

Apple took advantage of WWDC 2014 to lift the veil on the new version of its operating system, the highly anticipated OS X 10.10 Yosemite . It brings a number of notable improvements, starting with a more colorful interface that is closer to what the firm's mobile platform offers. An interface that you will be able to discover through the video at the end of this article.

Disclaimer: This video was shot on the first beta of the system. Many things are therefore likely to change in the weeks and months to come.

Os X 10 10 Yosemite Interface Overview

The Yosemite home screen. Much more colorful than the old one.

It's a certainty, the interface of OS X 10.10 will not be to everyone's liking and there is a good chance that it will confuse a number of you. Especially those who do not support the interface of iOS 7, in fact, since it uses a number of codes inherited from the latter.

A more colorful and neat interface

If some elements still play the card of gradient or transparency, this new OS X is still much flatter than the previous one. The most striking example is undoubtedly that of the dock since the latter no longer benefits from this famous depth effect offered to previous versions of the system. This time, the icons comprising it as if placed on an opaque glass plate.

Jony Ive's team also chose to focus on colors, with more vivid visuals and warmer tones. You just have to take a look at the wallpaper by photo to understand that we are definitely very far from what Mavericks offered.

The windows are not left out either. Their header and side panels inherit the same effect as for the dock, with a transparency effect allowing you to see the elements behind. The result is quite interesting, visually speaking, and discreet enough not to be a nuisance on a daily basis.

The firm took the opportunity to work on the toolbar buttons, so that they blend more naturally into the background. The same goes for the three colored buttons located at the top, on the left. Since we're talking about it, know that the third – and therefore the green – will allow us to switch an application to full screen mode.

I will stop there for now. My next articles will focus on the Notification Center and Spotlight. If you have any questions, you know the song.

We leave with the video.

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