Problem with the rendering of translucency in yosemite

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Jojo295, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Jojo295 macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2014
    English is not my first language so i hope you can understand what i am trying to say.

    This is kind of a bug in the rendering of translucency in yosemite, it is more visible in dark mode.

    When you have a window with a black content and you open a menu, instead of giving a blurred image of the black window that is behind, it gives a render of the wallpaper of your desktop, actually this render of the wallpaper is always present, just more visible when you have something dark behind.

    Can you reproduce this on your computer?

    Attached Files:

  2. prism, Oct 30, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2014

    prism macrumors 6502a

    Dec 6, 2006
    No need to reproduce anything, translucency is crap, and all credit probably goes to Ive for messing things up. Switching from Mavericks to Yosemite has been a regression for me. What worries me most is that the GUI is jittery in sharp contrast to Mavericks which was fluid from day 1. It makes my months old rMBP feel outdated.
  3. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2006
    It's not a bug, that's how Apple wanted the effect.
  4. Jojo295 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2014
    Ok it might not be a bug, but it does not reflect "what is behind" as they claim with this layered design that they brought in ios 7, sometimes it just looks weird. I guess it is because the system pre-renders the wallpaper, so there is no real time blurred rendering of the wallpaper like in the case windows and other non static elements. It is also not coherent across the interface, for example the dock folders in grid view dont do this, the system just renders what is behind without overlaying a render of the wallpaper.

    By the way this is a non issue, i actually like the design of yosemite, and had no problems whatsoever with the os, very stable, i just foud this thing weird.
  5. Partron22 macrumors 68020


    Apr 13, 2011
    So translucency is neither particle nor wave, but some weird thing where the wave function passes between intermediate objects without collapse until it hits the thing just in front of your eye.
    How Intuitive. :rolleyes:

Share This Page