Late 2012 iMac menu bar question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Tbdbuckeyeitl, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. Tbdbuckeyeitl macrumors regular

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    I have a question, sorry for being silly, but could someone check or help. On the top of the computer on the menu bar where there is an apple, finder, go etc. when I first turn the iMac on the apple is black on top and lighter white-gray on bottom. If I open calendar, safari etc to full screen and make the menu and apple disappear, when I minimize and the menu bar comes back the apple is almost all black. The apple stays darker black, until I shutdown or restart then it's a lighter gray on bottom color until I maximize again.

    Could someone see if theirs is the same way. If not what kind if any problem does this represent???? Thanks for helping.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Did you update to 10.8.3 via :apple: > Software Update yet?
     
  3. Tbdbuckeyeitl thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, I did today. To be honest I haven't ever noticed this until I downloaded 10.8.3. Is this normal?
     
  4. Tbdbuckeyeitl thread starter macrumors regular

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    Can someone restart their iMac and check please.
     
  5. kennyap macrumors regular

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    I just updated to 10.8.3 after reading this thread, and now notice the same thing with the black Apple in the top left of my screen: the bottom portion is a slightly lighter shade than the top.
     
  6. Chuckstones macrumors regular

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    Mine is the same after the update!

    I wouldn't worry about it though. Its probably just a little novelty to make the apple logo look a little 3 dimensional!
     
  7. Mac32 macrumors 6502a

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    This is a bug in OS X Mountain Lion. I had this with 10.8.2, and now 10.8.3. There's nothing to do with it, untill Apple decides to fix it. This is rather sloppy by Apple IMO. Yes it's a rather small issue, but an annoying visual blemish non the less..
     
  8. Lancer macrumors 68020

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    Sounds like a bug.

    Just tried it with Safari and it seems to be okay here.
     
  9. Binarymix macrumors 6502a

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    When you have an App in fullscreen mode, the menubar isn't transparent, that's why it looks different.

    If you want it to always look the same, open system prefs : desktop and screensaver, and uncheck translucent menubar.
     
  10. Tbdbuckeyeitl thread starter macrumors regular

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    Binary, I tired that both on and off. However , when I first turn on or restart the top left apple is significantly lighter, almost clear. Then maximize something and it's darker.

    Anyone else notice this?
     
  11. macthefork macrumors 6502

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    I just noticed it on mine with 10.8.2. I hope it's not an apple going bad.... 'cause it only takes one to spoil the rest... ;)

    I had to use a magnifying glass to see it, though... these old eyes... never noticed before...
     
  12. Chuckstones macrumors regular

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    Mine is the same whatever i do!
    I seriously think it is deliberate with new update to give it more depth and not a bug!!
     
  13. Tbdbuckeyeitl thread starter macrumors regular

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    Chuck, yours is same color? Or same as I described. Thanks
     
  14. Chuckstones macrumors regular

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    Exactly as you described!
    I think it looks quite good to be honest!
     

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