Translucent Menu/Dock Bars in El Capitan?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by tessx, May 25, 2016.

  1. tessx macrumors newbie

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    I've always had the dock and menu bar enabled as translucent in previous OSXs. With this 10.11.5 version I cannot find the option to make my dock bar and menu bar translucent. In a google search I read that the pop-up Desktop & Screen Saver menu had an option at the bottom of the window to enable Translucent Menu Bar but it does not show that as an option in my Desktop & Screensaver pop up window - it shows only toggle options for Change Picture and Random Order. Thanks!
     
  2. Kate. macrumors regular

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    Try System Preferences > Accessibility > Display. Make sure Reduce transparency is unchecked.
     
  3. tessx thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. BittenApple macrumors 6502a

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    try checking it, then unchecking it. perhaps a reboot between those 2 things...
     
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Menu transparency isn't what it used to be. I always turned it off.

    There are some extra Finder and Dock options you can change with the Onyx app. Transparency isn't one of them.
     
  7. tessx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    MacBook Pro (late 2011)
     
  8. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

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    Can you post a screenshot of what it looks like on your computer?
     
  9. MacGizmo macrumors 6502a

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    You're not seeing that checkbox/setting anymore because it's the default now if your computer's graphics card supports it.

    As already stated, you can visit the Accessibility preferences to "reduce transparency" but even that isn't going to completely turn it off.
     
  10. BittenApple macrumors 6502a

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    Yea I think they changed that option in order to improve speed on older (non retina macs)
     

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