Is the drop down menu transparent?

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  1. Stinkfist69 macrumors newbie

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    I noticed that when I click on the :apple: or one of the other menus at the top, it seems to be solid white, but when I move my head to view it from the side, it appears transparent. Is this normal?
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Lay off the booze/drugs.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Was thinking the same thing

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  4. Stinkfist69 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Lol, I was actually being serious though. Like shift your head to view your macbook pro from the side. The drop down menu appears transparent. Well in any case, is it transparent or solid for you guys?
     
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Since the laptop can't detect where your head is and start changing transparency levels of menu items based on this, I'd go with it just being a trick of the light....or the booze/drugs :p ;)
     
  6. Stinkfist69 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So it's supposed to be solid white then right?
     
  7. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I'm not at my Mac at the moment, but I don't think it's transparent.
     
  8. midgetsanchez macrumors regular

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    At first I thought this was a joke, then I clicked and saw for myself, and all I have to say is..



    DUDE YOU'RE RIGHT! IT DOES TURN TRANSPARENT! HOLY ****


    Instead of changing angles from side to side, go up and down. IT REALLY WORKS
     
  9. Stinkfist69 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Lol, next time you're at your mac try this. A better way to explain it would be to keep the :apple: pressed down while being on Firefox. Then get up and look at the screen from the side. The menu appears transparent, and you can see whatever is in the web browser underneath.
     
  10. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    It is... ever so slightly... but you have to really strain to see it

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  11. Stinkfist69 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    LOL, isn't it crazy? I'm glad I have some credibility now.
     
  12. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Adds nothing to your credibility ;)
    You still need to lay off the booze/drugs

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  13. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    In all seriousness, yes, the menu bar is translucent by default. Of course, how translucent it appears to be really depends on your desktop image (like how light or dark it is).

    You can turn this feature off in System Preferences under the Desktop & Screensaver pane. The checkbox is near the bottom of the window.
     
  14. Stinkfist69 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea I saw that feature, but what I'm referring to is the drop down menus themselves, not the bar that goes across the top. From the front they appear solid white, but change to transparent white from the side.
     
  15. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    This is independent of that feature and remains the same whether it is turned on or off

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  17. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    All of Apple's menus appear that way... what's wrong with you? It's an option to 'Turn off Menu Bar Transparency.' SYSTEM PREFS>DESKTOP/SCREENSAVER>DESKTOP>there.
     
  18. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Wrong... what the OP is referencing is NOT this option

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  19. Stinkfist69 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm referring to the drop down menus themselves, not the menu bar. And there is nothing wrong with me, thanks.
     
  20. nikiski macrumors regular

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    It is transparent. It's not rocket science =)

    EDIT: Well, I shouldn't have used the word transparent. It is just not opaque. =)
     

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  21. PacMookBro macrumors regular

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    This thread should be in "Easter Egg" thread.
     
  22. nikiski macrumors regular

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    While I agree this thread does not belong here, I wouldn't consider it an "Easter Egg," may be it can be called a "feature?" So it should go in the OS X section? :)
     
  23. Stinkfist69 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea kinda like that, and then when you move your head farther to the side, it becomes very transparent.
     
  24. MacAndy74 macrumors 65816

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    Holy Crap :eek: I can see some transparency in my menu's too now...
     
  25. aleksandra. macrumors 6502a

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    These menus are transparent all the time. When you look at the screen from an angle it appears darker, so you're more likely to notice it. Trust me, I've looked at my screen from all possible distances and angles (I have an Air with lines) ;).
     

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