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usagora

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After upgrading to Ventura, it turned my menubar a semi-transparent white, which is stupid when the text is also white. I don't understand why they designed this to be the default. I had forgotten how I fixed this before in Monterrey, but then remembered. Go to System Settings > Accessibility > and toggle on "Reduce transparency" You're welcome!

BEFORE

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AFTER

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fisherking

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that is not the default behavior. normally, the text color adapts to the background color. so you experienced an anomoly, probably fixed with a reboot, (or force-quitting the finder)...
 

usagora

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that is not the default behavior. normally, the text color adapts to the background color. so you experienced an anomoly, probably fixed with a reboot, (or force-quitting the finder)...

I literally came home to this after it rebooted from installing Ventura and this is also exactly what happened when I upgraded to Monterrey as well. Anyway, I like the reduced transparency OS-wide anyway, so it works out for me.

I remember other people had this same problem back when I researched it with Monterrey--that's how I found out the solution.
 
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