Blurry Upper Desktop on Mojave

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  1. Matte2, Oct 29, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2018

    Matte2 macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2014
    Installed Mojave last night (updated from Mavericks) on a late 2012 Mac Mini with a Dell 24" IPS monitor. After the upgrade, the upper part of the desktop, especially where the Menu bars are appears blurry and washed out. I have the "beach" desktop background and the upper part of these screen and the menu area looks like a mix of white and blue instead of being a crisp white on Mavericks. It looks as if it is tinted blue. I have the appearance set to light, not the dark setting in the "general" section of systems preferences. It looks like there is color problem with the monitor that wasn't there before. Is there any fix to this problem?
  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Did you try changing the desktop background?
    I suggest trying a background that is one color.

    Does that single color background make the whole screen look uniform now?

    Also, be sure to go to System Preferences/Accessibility pane.
    Click on Display. Check that "Display contrast" control is all the way to the left on "normal"
  3. fisherking macrumors 604


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    not sure, but try: changing to dark mode, then back to light. changing the desktop background (and change it back to what you have, if you want). also, check the display settings in system preferences; try (for example) changing the color profile...
  4. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    This is just the normal appearance of the menu bar in OS X Yosemite and later, it partly takes on the color of your desktop background.

    System Preferences > Accessibility > Display > Reduce transparency will return the menu bar to an opaque white, but also affects other parts of the OS like the Dock and window sidebars. There is no longer a separate setting to reduce menu bar transparency.
  5. Matte2 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2014

    Thank you! Changing this setting made the menu bar look opaque white, like on my old OS (10.9.5)

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