The Real Way to Change Menu Bar Opacity! Anyone try this yet?

TheSpaz

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Jun 20, 2005
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Navigate to /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/CoreUI.framework/Versions/A/Resources/LeopardUI.bundle/Contents/Recipes/menubar.xml

1. Open menubar.xml in PropertyList Viewer
2. Open Root>subnodes>
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Look at all the different settings! Can someone try changing these and see what happens? I'm at work running Tiger, so I can't try it but, I figured the sooner I get this info out there, the sooner people can start modifying stuff. Lemme know what happens. I wanna try this out!
 

Hobofuzz

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Oct 9, 2006
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I spent about five hours last night changing every opacity setting in that list to 1.00000, and nothing worked.

I have a thread further down (might be on page 2 now) about this. So far, none of the changes I made in those files were reflected when I restarted. I think the real meat of the UI is in the SArtFile.bin and ArtFile.bin files in the CoreUI.framework resources directory.
 

Wayfarer

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Jun 15, 2007
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I had 3rd party software for this pre-leopard. Im on an iMac G5, 1.8GHz. I dont remember the software though...
I think I know which one you're talking about, and I actually tried once on Tiger. It's a cheap knock-off that doesn't mimic the true Leopard menu bar.
 

Telp

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Feb 6, 2007
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I think I know which one you're talking about, and I actually tried once on Tiger. It's a cheap knock-off that doesn't mimic the true Leopard menu bar.
I thought it was pretty good...
 

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