Transparencies

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Jasonbot, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

    Jasonbot

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    I was under the impression that apple copied the seemingly transparent interface goodies from the guys over at redmond but this screenshot that i found begs to differ:
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    Quite interesting that OS 10.2 had transparent finder windows (in the background), got rid of them in 10.3 and brought back some transparent effects in 10.5
     
  2. thesdx macrumors 6502a

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    Apple added transparencies in the early versions of OS X to show off Quartz graphics. I don't know why they brought them back. The transparent contextual menus look really cool, but I find the semi-transparent menu bar to be hard to read and pointless.
     
  3. Wayfarer macrumors 65816

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    Wah, wah, waaahhh... :rolleyes:

    Some backgrounds look better than others with the transluscent menu bar. That, and it's all about personal taste. To each his own, but I'm not complaining.
     
  4. thesdx macrumors 6502a

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    That's true. Some look great, like "Stones" and the grass one. However, some look muddy, like "Golden Palace".
     
  5. Jasonbot thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jasonbot

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    so do you think apple could file a lawsuit vs. microsoft for copying old technology (like they always do)?
     

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