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Look and Feel

Perhaps one of the more striking changes in OS X Yosemite is the overall look and feel. Taking cues from iOS 7, the interface is cleaner with flat icons, slimmer toolbars and windows, and a system-wide translucency to provide clarity and depth. Here are the default screen view for Yosemite and Mavericks
Look and Feel of Yosemite
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Look and Feel of Mavericks
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The standard system menu font has changed from Lucinda Grande to Helvetica. This is proposed to be easier to read at different sizes/zoom levels especially on a Retina display.
Yosemite's Helvetica
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Mavericks Lucinda Grande
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The Dock has reverted to a 2D look with redesigned icons.
Yosemite Dock
Yosemite

Mavericks Dock
Mavericks

The menu bar is now slimmer, streamlined, and allows more space for content/apps.
Yosemite Menu Bar
Yosemite

Mavericks Menu Bar
Mavericks


Close, minimize, and maximize buttons are now close minimize and fullscreen. The maximize option is still accessible by holding down the alt/option key while clicking on the green button or through the Menu Bar → Window → Zoom
Yosemite Close Minimize and Maximize Mavericks Close Minimize and Maximize
Yosemite Mavericks


Dark Mode is a way to turn the usual toolbar and Dock look from a light gray with black text into a darker gray with white text. This makes the toolbar, Dock, and Spotlight match the color scheme of the Notification Center. This can make the screen more comfortable to use in darker areas. Windows are still presented with light gray color. This can be access in System Preferences → General → Use dark menu bar and Dock
Yosemite Regular
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Yosemite Dark Mode
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