Dan Frakes on the Crowd-Pleasing Changes in Mac OS X 10.5.2

Dan Frakes:

Monday’s release of the Mac OS X 10.5.2 Update shows that sometimes Apple does listen, and occasionally even reverses design decisions because of user feedback.

The changes to the way the Dock handles folder contents are excellent. And, yes, our long national translucent menu bar nightmare is over. I’ll also note that when you disable menu bar translucency in 10.5.2, you get proper sub-pixel antialiasing for menu titles (obviating this gripe).

Unless I’m missing something, 10.5.2 addresses all of the top “WTF?” UI complaints about Leopard.

Monday, 11 February 2008