HowTo? = Change Menu Opacity

MBX

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i like the new rounded corner of the menu's and the transluceny but i'm a little annoyed by it's brightness.

i'd rather have the menu's be the way the dark-grey-transparent quicklook window frame or the dock icon/app-name "bubble" is.

did anyone find out yet where the code for that part is?
previously someone found out how to change the menubar and dock input/ settings. so menu's shouldn't be far away from that, right?
 

richard.mac

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dude hes talking about the menus! pfft...

you could always disable quartz extreme with quartz debug found in the developer tools. it makes the menus look like tiger's but then you cant take advantage of leopard's new core animation.
 

Wayfarer

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dude hes talking about the menus! pfft...

you could always disable quartz extreme with quartz debug found in the developer tools. it makes the menus look like tiger's but then you cant take advantage of leopard's new core animation.
Opps, sorry about that. Man, seriously need to catch up on my sleep now.

But now that you mention it, here's a tad wee note about disabling quartz extreme from another thread...

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
 

Queso

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How about we all cut the bitching eh? If you have nothing constructive to say about the OP's problem, don't post in the thread!

I'm also interested in amending the way the menus behave if anyone finds a solution. Leopard is in need of some extra GUI adjustment sliders IMO.
 

Wayfarer

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How about we all cut the bitching eh? If you have nothing constructive to say about the OP's problem, don't post in the thread!

I'm also interested in amending the way the menus behave if anyone finds a solution. Leopard is in need of some extra GUI adjustment sliders IMO.
Watch the language, you! :p I just thought this was another one of those annoying duplicate threads, but then realized it was a misunderstanding. I already apologized for getting things mixed up and corrected myself. I'm an advocate for more GUI customization as well.
 

MBX

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i wouldn't want to disable quartz but rather get the menu's to be the darker transparent grey look that is in quicklook or 2d-dock.
 

kolax

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One solution is to edit your background and have a white rectangle covering the region that the menubar sits upon.
 

MBX

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One solution is to edit your background and have a white rectangle covering the region that the menubar sits upon.
sorry i think you're misunderstanding me. i'm not speaking of the menubar or dock but the menu's itself (when you select "file", "edit", etc. from menubar or bookmarks bar in safari)
 

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