11. February 2019 8:27 by Dr. Drang
Today I upgraded the operating system to my iMac work to Mojave. The upgrade took maybe an hour and had no hiccups that I was happy with. I have not used it enough to know if any of my software is corrupted 1 but I have used it enough to know that Apple is making visual changes to the user interface which certainly does not improve the user experience and probably impair it. 2
I'm not talking about Dark Mode. Personally, I think Dark Mode is a step back to the light-to-dark terminals I used back in the 70s and 80s, and I have no interest in working on a system that reminds me of those days. But it's more a matter of taste than user-friendliness ̵
Here is my Dock after the upgrade. My Desktop color for many years has been Solid Aqua Dark Blue 3 and now the Dock is about the same color due to the transparency.
This is ridiculous. This menu is not right in front of the desktop, it is in front of the browser window (which is white because I was on the Google homepage when I took the screen). There is no reason why it looks like you are reviewing it on the desktop. That it looks that way, crumbles the feeling of storage, especially since it still has that shadow around the border.
This absurd false transparency is not limited to Safari. The small pop-up boxes that appear in Maps have the same mute desktop color, although their conceptual position floats on top of the map, not on the desktop.