This is new the login screen in Lion Developer Preview 3, which was just released this afternoon. And we also have a list of some of the biggest changes.
The new Lion login screen has a silvery background and new icons for Sleep, Restart, and Shut Down across the bottom of the screen. Screengrab by Daniel Bennett.
The new Developer Preview features several other UI tweaks, including new wallpapers and the Reading List in Safari, detailed here. The ‘Reading List’ feature allows web pages to be saved for later reading. It was inactive in previous builds, but is now live.
And here’s what else is new in Lion Developer Preview 3 according to it’s all tech:
- New options in System Preferences>Mission Control
- There is a new animation when logging into the computer and displaying the desktop (seems buggy at this time)
- New Reminders menu in iCal
- New next desktop button in Dashboard space:
- New options when right-clicking (this appears to be buggy at this time):
- Compatibility to external displays has been improved (especially in Mission Control)
- There is now a Mission Control app
- Finders toolbar has been slightly updated:
- Desktop wallpapers have been updated (and new ones have been added);
- Reading List has been enabled in Safari:
- New changes in Mission Control: can add desktops right from Mission Control by clicking + button, close spaces from Mission Control, Mission Control no longer displaying text Desktop 1? etc., when hovering over desktop thumbnails, magnification of thumbnails are seen
- Scrollbars now change color depending on the background (black background=light scrollbar and vice versa):