Mac OS X Lion Gets New Lock & Login Screens with iOS-Style Animations
Lion Developer Preview 3 brings some nice new UI changes to the lock and login screens. Now when you lock your Mac screen in Lion with Control+Shift+Eject, you’ll see a small login window over the current background wallpaper like the screenshot up top. What you can’t make out in the screenshot is a small HUD in the upper right corner showing the current time, battery life, and wireless signal strength.
There’s also a new login screen on system boot. The login screen is pretty plain, it’s all grey with a few controls and the same HUD in the upper right corner, as you can see in the following picture:
The login screenshot is from 9to5mac, who also posted a video of the new login animation, which is very iOS-like in the way the desktop is presented:
Thanks to PM for the tips
Here’s another picture of the login unlock screen via a post on MacRumors Forums: