Notification Center widgets still have dark background

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by loft3, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. loft3 macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2006
    Several of my Notification Center widgets in Sierra still have the "dark" OS X 10.11 background, including Carrot Weather, World Clock Widget, and Currencier.

    Do developers specifically have to update Notification Center widgets to have the new "frosted white" macOS Sierra background?

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  2. r3volution11 macrumors member


    Jun 17, 2014
    Baltimore, MD
    Yes, they do. I think they (as I) were holding out hope that Apple would do the right thing and bring back the dark version.
  3. Starfia macrumors 6502a


    Apr 11, 2011
    That certainly would be the right thing. I haven't developed any widgets, but at least it's apparent it's under their… control somehow. Yes, Mac developers?
  4. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I use the package tracking app/widget Deliveries and it has the dark grey and white text now with Sierra. I emailed the dev. and asked about an update to make it match the default Apple app colors and he replied they are working on an app update to address this. So yes, it appears to be something devs. can fix.
  5. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    Apple replaced the corresponding API for the ‘vibrancy’ effect and made the old one obsolete. Apps need to specifically adopt this new API to get the new look; the OS doesn’t do this automatically. Thus these widgets are simply not up to date.
  6. Starfia macrumors 6502a


    Apr 11, 2011

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