Apple released an update for Lion Developer Preview 4

Apple has released the first update for OS X Lion Developer Preview 4, which became available to program participants Mac Developer Program at the beginning of last week – almost a few hours after the presentation, Steve Jobs and his colleagues at the opening of Worldwide Developers Conference WWDC 2011.

Update, ingeniously titled programmers from Cupertino «Lion Developer Preview Update» and occupies 656.6 MB recommended for all users working with the fourth pre-release of Lion. Unlike traditional upgrades for Mac OS X build number this 11A494a can only be downloaded using the system update utility program (Software Update), and after its installation will require a mandatory reboot.

In light of the absence of any official details that accompany these releases, it has been suggested that the major changes in it are “under the hood” and are aimed at correcting a variety of classic mistakes, as well as increased stability and performance of future large-scale update of the operating system. But on careful user and do not escape such visual changes.

For starters, you can provide an updated and very stylish-looking login screen that uses a dark texture. A similar window has already been shown in a speech on the stage of Phil Schiller Center Moscone West, but the same texture used for the design of other elements of the interface and OS X Lion iOS 5.

And here is how the login window for the operating system, which recorded only one account. If you forgot your password, simply click the small arrow, located next to the user, and immediately displays a prompt.

Despite the fact that the screen is not a traditional menu bar in the upper right corner there is more usual and familiar elements: the battery indicator, clock and indicator of signal strength wireless network. By clicking on the clock, you can also view the computer name, its IP-address and number of the current build of the operating system. By the way, users report that Apple gets rid of the branding AirPort on your system, just as they do with the word «Mac» in the title of «Mac OS X».

In previous builds users complained about the Lion of various graphics glitches – they were eliminated in the Lion Developer Preview 4 Update.

A similar dark texture, about which I spoke a little earlier, was also added to the Mission Control. He is now the default is caused by a three-or four-finger gesture «swipe up,” as well as the background for folders in Launchpad (previous problem with disappearing icons have been solved too.)

Also, small modifications were:

Window “About This Mac …” – instead of icons in the title bar using conventional words, but the panel with information about the drive shows the current fill the hard drive and add a shortcut to Disk Utility. And the trackpad preferences pane in System Preferences utility.

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