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Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you will be more than aware that mountain lion is set for release this summer And we’ve scoured the Internet to find you information of some of the lesser publicised changes in Mountain Lion.

File Copy Progress Meter

Mountain Lion File Copy Progress OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Preview : More Features and UI Changes Revealed

Just like installing an app on iOS, file copying progress is displayed on the file or folder

Launchpad Gets It’s Own Search

launchpad search OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Preview : More Features and UI Changes Revealed

Personally I can count on one hand the number of times that launchpad get’s used on a weekly basis.  Is there really that much difference between going cmd+space and searching than hitting a button, moving the cursor to the top and doing a search?

TextEdit iCloud Integration

TextEdit ICloud Intergration 640x470 OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Preview : More Features and UI Changes Revealed

Its the first signs that Mountain Lion will really push the cloud usage and I for one can’t wait for this.   Dropbox does a great job and that’s undeniable, it will always have it’s place on the market. With iCloud synching notes this way instead of in mail just makes sense

Software Update is gone. All done in the App Store

Mountain Lion software update 640x168 OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Preview : More Features and UI Changes Revealed

Convergence once again as 2 similar features are rolled into one.  Instead of checking both Apple software update and then in the App store, these have been consolidated.

Other changes

Some of the changes are going to be subtle.  Here’s a few that we’ve noticed so far.

  • iCal is now “Calendar”
  • Address Book is now “Contacts”
  • The Screen Saver window got a face lift
  • Universal Access got a major face lift
  • Software Update is still in the Apple menu, but now automatically opens App Store and redirects to the Update tab.

Universal Access also got renamed to just “Accessibility,” as well as getting a face lift:

OSX Moutain Lion Accessibility 640x473 OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Preview : More Features and UI Changes Revealed

Remember that pesky option to Reopen windows when logging back in with Lion was always ticked?  No longer with Mountain Lion.

Moutain Lion Shutdown OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Preview : More Features and UI Changes Revealed

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