How to remove the transparent Menu Bar (Not Through Desktop Picture Modding)

green86

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Sep 27, 2007
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I Don't know if anyone else has realized this yet.

But if you Install the developer Tools from the leopard disk and access Quartz Debug and Turn off Quartz Extreme, it reverts the menu bar back to 'normal'.

The Computer runs slowly after this, so this is not a permanent solution but the beginning to one. I'm sure the menu bar system can be isolated and reconfigured similarly to the 2D dock mod.

- Brian
 

Wayfarer

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Jun 15, 2007
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It has already been mentioned in this thread, page 3:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=374851

You guys! I figured out how to get the GRAY menu bar!

Open Quartz Debug and Disable Quartz Extreme. That's all it is. The Macs you are running Leopard on do not use Quartz Extreme.

And.... you're welcome.
But one user DOES NOT RECOMMEND this...!

Uhh why would you want to disable Quartz Extreme? QE helps power alot of the special affects that OS X produces, and without it, the whole OS X experience is less then ideal in alot of cases. QE takes the load off of your processor for all the window management, and instead, hands that off to the GPU. Therefore, the system is much faster and less processor cycles are needed.

Do not disable QE, there will be a huge performance hit if you do.
Sorry to burst your bubble. :p
 

green86

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I think its probably worthy of it's own thread... if more people know about that then it's more likely a solution will be found. I don't know if it should be "Not Recommended", as long as you know there is a significant performance hit.
 

RafMac

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Aug 25, 2007
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Open image(s) in Photoshop and do it yourself in any fashion you'll like, grey, etc. That way you're not #@!*ing with your system that slows down, etc. Save yourself a headache.
 

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