How Can I Make the Menubar Transparent?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SinceImStupid, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. SinceImStupid macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2010
    Is there a way to remove the existence of the opaque menubar completely? I just want the icons, not the actual white/whatever color menubar on the top.
  2. Caliber26, Jul 23, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2012

    Caliber26 macrumors 68000


    Sep 25, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    To make it transparent (or as Apple calls it, translucent), go to:

    :apple: > System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > check the "Translucent menu bar" box at the very bottom.

  3. SinceImStupid thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2010
    I don't want a translucent/opaque menubar, I want a see-through menubar.
  4. ScottyBoy97 macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2012
    I dont even have that option in system preferences. Is there a terminal command that I can use to make the menu bar translucent because I think the opaque menu bar is really ugly.
  5. chown33 macrumors 604

    Aug 9, 2009
    Sailing beyond the sunset
    What OS version do you have?

    Translucent menubar first appeared on 10.5 Leopard. It won't be there before.
  6. CrickettGrrrl macrumors 6502a


    Feb 10, 2012
    B'more or Less
    Yes, unless you ran Leopard on a Power PC Mac like mine, it remained opaque. My parents' 2006 or 2007 Intel iMac had a translucent menu bar in Leopard, Intel chip is the key.

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