macOS Monterey was announced this week with a plethora of nice improvements and features. As developers got their first hands-on experiences with the first betas of MacOS Monterey, they’ve discovered even more improvements that Apple didn’t announce at the keynote.
Interactive Memoji on Login Screen
Inspired by the Memoji watch face on Apple Watch, the login screen has been more interactive than ever before with customizable Memoji profiles. Based on the video shared below, it seems to me that the profile animates as you move the mouse similar to touching the aforementioned watch face to interact with the Memoji.
— Daniel Yount (@dyountmusic) June 9, 2021
Customize the Color of the Mouse Pointer
Similar to what you can do with the circular cursor found on iPadOS, you can actually change the outline/fill color of the mouse pointer as an Accessibility feature.
There is a new accessibility option for customizing the color of the mouse pointer on macOS Monterey. pic.twitter.com/RT0Zis6yKd
— Lukas Kubanek (@lukaskubanek) June 11, 2021
Based on the versatility of the Spotlight interface, the ‘Go to Folder’ interface has been redesigned for a much improved user experience. The refined autocompletion engine helps you get into files and folders much more efficiently.
Go To Folder – ⌘⇧G in Finder got its first update in ~15 years with Monterey. Spotlight-style UI, and you can search for any folder pic.twitter.com/jfGe1Z1RAw
— Morten Just (@mortenjust) June 8, 2021
Last, but not least, in addition to the progress bar, Finder now features a new circle chart progress indicator. Before, stopping a copy session resets the process. Now, you can pause a session and resume it later.
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