move the menu bar?


macrumors member
Original poster
Jan 5, 2007
i'm working on a macpro with leopard viewing a lot of video.
i have three lower monitors on a matrox triplehead2go and
a larger solo monitor above them on which i watch the video.
i have the desktop background set to black so as not to add
excess light in the room while viewing. this setup would be
pretty much perfect if it wasn't for the menu bar at the top
of the triplehead screens. in a dark room with dark screens,
the menu bar appears as a blinding white (gray but in context
it seems very bright) line through my viewing environment.

can i move the menu bar to the bottom of the screen? it
would at least be out of the way more there. if so, how?

alternatively, can i make it transparent or black? i'd like to
avoid adding software to the system to do so but if that's
the only way i might be ok with it.

ok. search is a good thing. apparently my video cards must
not support the transparency that comes built in; either that
or i turned something off in optimizing the system for video.
the former, most likely. so can i move it somehow?

thanks for any help,


macrumors member
Original poster
Jan 5, 2007
thanks ScoobyMcDoo.

looked at the article. may try it later. in the short term i found
that one of the suggested utilities wasn't free, one didn't work,
and the link to the droplet someone made just opens a blog

anyone got any other ideas that work with 10.5?

thanks again,


macrumors 68040
Mar 3, 2008
The technique in the link refers to a plist editor either included with xcode or shareware.

I have xcode installed so the plist editor is supposed to be there. I will try it later. Meanwhile, you might consider that shareware plist editor as xcode is free but it is a rather large download and you have to register as an Apple developer to download it (also free).