According to a report with screenshots on AppleInsider, the latest build of Leopard completes the User Interface changes first applied to Mail 2.0 in Tiger.
AppleInsider writer Aiden Malley reports that
The brushed-metal look that first appeared in earnest with Panther has almost completely faded away, according to reports. Well-known holdouts for the style, including Finder, Photo Booth, and Safari, have purportedly abandoned the metallic sheen in favor of the simpler, gradiated style that first appeared in Apple Mail 2.0 and later transferred to Leopard’s version of iChat and the more widely available iTunes 7.
Although the Uno interface hack offers the same unified look across all apps, the Leopard look is slightly darker.
This screenshot shows Spotlight in Tiger with the UNO hack applied in the background, and the new Leopard Spotlight look in the foreground:
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