How Can I Make the Menubar Transparent?

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

  1. SinceImStupid macrumors newbie

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    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
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    Caliber26 macrumors 68000

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    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.

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  3. SinceImStupid thread starter macrumors newbie

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

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    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

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    What OS version do you have?

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

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    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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