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OS X 10.10 Yosemite: New in Developer Preview 3

8 July 2014 1,018 views 5 Comments

Chug-chug-chugging along. OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 3 isn't particularly ambitious, yet there is still plenty to go over

Chug-chug-chugging along. OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 3 isn’t particularly ambitious, yet there is still plenty to go over, including Dark Mode, updated QuickTime icon and more.

• Dark Mode – Dark Mode is now officially available
— To enable Dark Mode, go to System Preferences > General > Theme > select “Dark”
• Interface tweaks – System Preferences, Mail and iCloud Preferences have all been tweaked, including a new font in Notification Center and Safari favorites bar
• QuickTime icon (above) and FontBook icon
• Settings – Continuity/AirDrop settings have been removed from the System Report. Also, removed the “Allow Handoff between this Mac…” toggle in System Preferences
• FaceTime Audio and Video now have separate tabs
• Time Machine is now very, very minimal

See also: iOS 8 Beta 3 Arrives with iCloud, Handoff, etc Improvements

OS X Yosemite DP3: Reaction

Because OS X Yosemite and, specifically, Dark Mode are still in beta, some Apple and third-party icons in the menu look like crappola. Specifically, clicking WiFi yields an unreadable list of local networks. Mousing over the local WiFi networks list makes them readable.

Regarding the Time Machine makeover, the considered opinion of the web is that it’s fugly. An equally subjective, though more positive response to OS X Yosemite DP3 is that Safari 8 is snappier.

For what it’s worth, some users are reporting that Adobe After Effects is functional again.

To download a full-size, unedited version of the new QuickTime (above) and FontBook icons for OS X Yosemite, please click through.

Have an opinion about DP3 or OS X Yosemite? Sound off in the comments below…

Sources: MacRumors, 9 to 5 Mac, AppleInsider

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  • Arnold Ziffel said:

    Love Dark Mode – menu items are much, much easier to see and read, and MenuMeters looks great up there against black.

  • cashxx said:

    I hope they have planned to put the Finder windows, etc into dark mode as well. Its just menus so far for the most part. Looks odd with windows being normal and menus being dark. The whole Finder needs to be in dark mode when enabled.

  • Brian said:

    Is anyone else getting a no wifi hardware installed error? It was happening in DP1 and 2 as well but a few restarts fixed it until my computer would freeze and repeat itself.

    MacBook Pro 15 mid 2009 higest specs

  • the rocr (author) said:

    I read the MacRumors, AppleInsider, etc forums and I’ve yet to read any good news on this issue…

  • faruk said:

    in new version of ox 10.10 my evdo data card not working,,,,,,,

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