Death of the transparent menu bar in 10.6?

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  1. tw002 macrumors newbie

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    Is it just me or does the transparent menu bar seem to be gone in apple's snow leopard screenshots?

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    Another minor inconsistency in the UI of 10.6, this and the larger difference in quicktime X's interface.... maybe there's a bigger change coming?
     
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  3. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    You're basing this on the screenshots? You do realize transparent menu bar is an optional setting?

    Don't worry, it's not dead. it's available in SL.

    As for QTX player, Apple is just revamping it to be a video player only. There's no interface to speak of. It just a video with no border or title bar at all since it is not required and the dark UI is because the movies are usually watched in dark environment.

    Applications do require borders and titlebars, etc. Thus it is not another UI inconsistency, just a different environment.
     
  4. tw002 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am aware it is optional in 10.5, it just seems odd that something that was initially quite controversial is disabled in these official shots. I for one would prefer this 'toned-down' look in snow leopard, something that would probably fit with the idea of making the OS more streamlined.

    However I agree about the changes in quicktime, it is a separate case - I love the new UI
     
  5. .product macrumors member

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    I don't really notice any UI changes in 10.6. The translucent menu bar option is still there in System Prefs --> Desktop & Screen Saver, and as I recall, it's disabled by default (like in 10.5).
     
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    Meaning "invisible"? Maybe you can try hiding it?
     
  8. didb macrumors member

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    i do want it to show up but want to get rid of the background :)
     
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    You mean you want to see the words and icons but not the background of the Menu Bar?
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  10. didb macrumors member

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    exactly ... without the black line on the bottom, though.
     
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