No translucent windows?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Jamie0003, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. Jamie0003 macrumors 6502a

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    I have seen screenshots for Yosemite and they all show that open windows are supposed to be translucent/seethrough. I'm on a 2011 Macbook Pro and the menu bar style is still the old grey one (on the public beta of Yosemite.) Is this supposed to be like this, or does my mac not support this feature? :confused:
     
  2. shanson27 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a early 2011 Macbook Pro and all my windows are translucent inclusive the menu bar :)

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  3. Jamie0003 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Are you also running the public beta? That's the issue, the windows on mine are not translucent, they look grey as they did in Mavericks. Is it a setting somewhere? EDIT: The setting is there now, it wasn't last time I checked but the windows still look grey. My mac's model number is macbook pro 8,1 if that helps. Attached screenshot
     

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    shanson27 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, my Macbook is 8.1 and I'm running the public beta
     
  5. Planey28 macrumors 6502

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    Thats the way they work. The translucency is only applied to sidebars to show the desktop through, and it works on titlebars with scrollable content beneath. It doesn't make the titlebars transparent like Windows Aero to show the windows beneath.

    Try opening a webpage in Safari and scrolling, you should see the colours of the web page show through in the titlebar.
     
  6. Jamie0003 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh yeah, you're right. It definitely does this in safari but haven't seen it in other apps
     
  7. leman macrumors 604

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    Calculator and the menus are the very obvious one. Generally, the translucency is quite subtle and only applies to selected areas of the window. It is fully controlled by the developer and is not restricted to window frame decorations like in Windows Vista/7
     

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