No transparent menu bar for me?

Sijmen

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Sep 7, 2005
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My menu bar isn't transparent, as you can see in the screenshot. As you can also see, Quartz Extreme is supported, and Core Image acceleration is enabled.

What's happening?
 

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tersono

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Jan 18, 2005
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It appears that the transparent menu bar is not supported on the GeForce 5200 - I've seen this several times over a variety of machines in the last few days, the only common factor being a 5200-based graphics card...
 

Sijmen

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Sep 7, 2005
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Bah, it's a lame static blurred effect anyway, not at all real-time. I don't see how the transparent menus are supported, but not the transparent menu bar which is technologically less advanced.
 

MaLt

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Oct 29, 2007
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mine's not transparent too. ;) guess we have the same specs.

Although I was wondering if there is a work around this. I find it weird because the menu bar is not transparent and the menus are transparent..
 

Galaxius

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Oct 26, 2007
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I'm running a SR 2.4ghz and mine isn't transparent either. I went to try finding how to change it to see how the transparent one looked, but I can deal with it being solid silver :)
 

dr_lha

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Oct 8, 2003
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Maybe your G4 powerbook isn't powerful enough to support transparency effects?
This is a nice theory if it weren't for the fact that the same transparency/blur effect is present in the menus on a G4 machine with the "disabled" menubar transparency. If it can be done on the menus it can be done on the menubar!

Personally I think this is a bug rather than a decision on the part of the Apple, unlike say, the lack of swirly moving vortex in Timemachine on a G4.
 

QuarterSwede

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Oct 1, 2005
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This is a nice theory if it weren't for the fact that the same transparency/blur effect is present in the menus on a G4 machine with the "disabled" menubar transparency. If it can be done on the menus it can be done on the menubar!

Personally I think this is a bug rather than a decision on the part of the Apple, unlike say, the lack of swirly moving vortex in Timemachine on a G4.
Exactly!

My PB gives me the following effects:

Time Machine transitions and swirling effects
Dashboard rippling effect
right click menu with blurring transparency (same as menu bar!)

Those are just the ones I can think of at the moment. The only thing it won't do is the transparent menu bar. It's simply ridiculous.
 

dr_lha

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Oct 8, 2003
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Those are just the ones I can think of at the moment. The only thing it won't do is the transparent menu bar. It's simply ridiculous.
Think of it as a blessing in disguise, some people really want to turn the transparency off! :D

I'm willing to bet this gets fixed in a 10.5.1 release.
 

Sijmen

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Sep 7, 2005
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A .1 fix would be cool. Just to be sure, I filed a bug report yesterday.

QuarterSwede: it's included in the dev tools.
 

Sijmen

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Sep 7, 2005
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I don't get why they'd put in this purely artificial restriction then... clearly it's something that's technically supported.

Nice find.
 

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