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Patrick Connor Serif Europe Ltd. Posted September 29, Have the exact same problems. The fix defaults write com. Posted October 1, Guys I found a fix! This code in terminal has fixed all my problems! Steve Chambers Steve Chambers In my OP I mentioned that this was the method I've always used in the past. They often show up as dark grey with black text, and are at times completely unreadable. I mention it because I have a non-retina display with that OS. There may be something wrong with your install as it makes no sense that Apple would mess up that badly wit a feature like that.
Here is one example , and another. There are plenty more if you search for them. Featured on Meta. Congratulations to our 29 oldest beta sites - They're now no longer beta! Unicorn Meta Zoo 7: Interview with Nicolas. Adding hints for including code in questions about scripting. Related Hot Network Questions. As we've seen, setting the value to 0 just changes the color.
To actually remove the change, and go back to a translucent menu bar, run:. But, for goodness sake, be careful. If you leave off the 'EnvironmentVariables' bit, you'll delete the entire file and your computer won't boot. Be sure to use "sudo", or you won't be able so save your changes.
Hello; I implemented this "hack" and loved the result. But my understanding is that Leopard So after successfully implementing the hack I wanted to back it out - cleanly. Copied the current com. WindowServer EnvironmentVariables enter your psw when promted. Reboot In the end, your toolbar will be back to Leopard-original.
I measured hexadecimal and compared the suggested 0. It's seems to be a bit inconsistent between computers. Using 0. Not sure what's causing the variation, though I suppose that reality is either one is really close enough. Just kinda funny it's different for different computers.
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Go figure. The idea of using DigitalColor Meter, located in the Utilities folder, is a very good one. I agree with another poster who mentioned that numbers may not be the same from computer to computer. In addition I suggest switching to a solid white desktop background before doing any testing with DigitalColor Meter.
Every window has a gray line at the bottom. I have found that these lines have two different color values in DigitalColor Meter: one when the window is active and one when it is not. The color values seem to be consistent for every window.
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Anyone can use their own DigitalColor Meter on their own machine to find the two color values. They can change the 0.
On my computer 0. To be honest the app is based on this article. I installed Leopard on my G4 a few weeks ago I don't have a translucent menu bar. Did Apple change something?
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I was quite surprised, and happy too! It sounds like the following might have been included with a recent Leopard update System Pref. Although, on my G4, it's full, no transparency. Lost your password? Powered by the Parse. One down, one to go? Steve Miner somehow managed to figure out how to disable the translucent menu bar. He posted a solution that involved editing a system-level plist, and then commenter Krioni came up with a one-line Terminal command.
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The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say. YES thank you [ Reply to This ]. Yes, Does it also improve anti-aliasing of menubar's font? Dash [ Reply to This ]. Modifying my desktop image was fairly simple. I'd prefer to do this than mess with Terminal. I used to have opaque menus Authored by: a on Nov 16, '07 AM.
Yeah, same here! How did you find out that??? WindowServer 'EnvironmentVariables' But, for goodness sake, be careful. Authored by: shuffle on Nov 16, '07 AM. Authored by: blukens on Nov 16, '07 PM. I may even implement a slider to adjust values from 0. Although, on my G4, it's full, no transparency [ Reply to This ].