Even with transparency off, Mojave dock and normally-transparent windows assume color of wallpaper

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by PowerMac G4 MDD, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. PowerMac G4 MDD macrumors 68000

    PowerMac G4 MDD

    Jul 13, 2014
    At the intersection of Conch and Coral.
    Interesting thing a relative noted; I never noticed it because I leave transparency on. I'm sure some of you know this already, though: it seems that the 'transparency off' feature was improved (or, ruined, depending on your outlook) for Mojave:

    Rather than having the non-transparent dock be a bright and flat white (in light mode), Mojave has the dock assume the color scheme of the given wallpaper. Similarly, portions of windows which would otherwise be affected by enabled transparency will take that wallpaper's color scheme (albeit in a less pronounced manner).

    I posted three screenshots. The first shows my dock, without transparency, against a pink/blue desktop background; the second shows the translucent portion of my Messages window; and, the third shows that the dock (et al.) continues taking the color scheme of the desktop background, even with another window placed behind it.

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  2. steveaburns macrumors member


    Sep 5, 2006
    Palo Alto, CA
    I'm sure it's not your main point, but if you want the 'same' gray, then selecting 'graphite' as the highlight color in dark mode will give you the same gray, no matter what your background is.

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