Full screen apps translucency

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by roland.g, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. roland.g macrumors 603

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    I noticed in Yosemite that Mail looked like it had a pale pink/sand color behind the mailbox source column and around message boxes in the conversation view pane. I thought that was odd and tried to change the color somewhere but there wasn't a preference for it. Mail was set to full screen.

    Then I changed mail out of full screen to windowed mode and moved it to a desktop with the old space background from pre Mavericks. Then I went full screen again. Now, wherever the pink/sand color was was now a bluish tint.

    Apparently full screen apps retain a level of translucency, borrowing their background color from the desktop that was behind them prior to going full screen.
     
  2. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Yep. ;-)
     
  3. leman macrumors G3

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    Just think of it like this: full-screen apps are essentially their own virtual screens. So behind them, there is the desktop wallpaper.
     
  4. roland.g thread starter macrumors 603

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    Except for the fact that once they are full screen, they no longer really belong to that desktop. I suppose that is where they would go when you de-full screen them, but if you want an app to look a certain way or not look a certain way, you then have the added task of moving it to an appropriate desktop prior to making it full screen.
     
  5. KALLT macrumors 601

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    The translucency doesn’t make complete sense anyway. For instance, the popup that appears when you change the volume has this slight colour tone as well, even when a white window is underneath it. The translucency isn’t just there to establish a visual hierarchy, but also to personalise the look of your OS, based on your wallpaper.
     
  6. bushido Suspended

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    not anymore

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  7. KALLT macrumors 601

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    I’m very happy with that. :)
     

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