Transparent Menu Bar is flat

Discussion in 'macOS' started by alltruist, May 21, 2009.

  1. alltruist macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,

    I recently restored the default Leopard theme files after uninstalling a theme via Magnifique. However, I noticed that my transparent menu bar no longer has a gradient, though the menu bar has a gradient if I turn off transparency. I have re-enabled Core UI and transparent menu bar. I did another restore of the Leopard theme files using the iLeopard uninstaller. I have attached a screen clipping. My menubar is on the left. What it is supposed to look like is on the right.

    How do I restore the gradient for the translucent menu bar? Is this done by setting an environment variable? I found this article:

    http://www.manytricks.com/menubartint/

    Apparently you get a flat menubar if you disable transparency manually. Is there a similar way to restore the gradient when you re-enable the transparency?

    Thanks in advance
     

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  2. Tygernoot macrumors member

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    London
    #2
    I have the same (or a similar) issue. I'm 99% sure this happened after updating to 10.5.7 from 10.5.6 as it was working a while ago. I actually only noticed today it wasn't transparent anymore. I don't have any tools or hacks installed though.

    You can see the small difference in the screenshots with the translucent menu bar option on/off.
     

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  3. Tygernoot macrumors member

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    London
    #3
    Well, a reboot fixed it for me.

    Only rebooted yesterday for the first time since... quite a while. So my transparent menu bar is back :)
     

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