Transparent Toolbar

Discussion in 'macOS' started by BigMacUBC, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. BigMacUBC macrumors newbie

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    Hi I was wondering if anyone knew how to make the toolbar at the top transparent without any third party apps? My friend macbook pro's tookbar is transparent by default.

    Thanks
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver >> Desktop >>> Translucent Menu Bar
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  3. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    System Preferences/Desktop & Screensaver/Checkbox at bottom
     
  4. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    I'm guessing you have a Macbook Air. It should be transparent by default. If it isn't go to System Preferences >> Desktop and Screensaver >> check the Translucent menu bar option

    EDIT: Beaten to it. That's what I get for watching Sam Rami's masterpiece (The Evil Dead 2) while surfing the forums.
     
  5. BigMacUBC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh I had that selected all along. I was wondering how transparent everyone else's menu bar is? I have a black wallpaper and the toolbar just seems to darken a little to grey. Is this normal?
     
  6. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    why would you want your menu bar to be transparent if you just have a black background? Doesn't sound like you would be able to notice much.

    The menu bar's transparency is dynamic. The transparency is dependent on your background.
     
  7. BigMacUBC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    With my friends toolbar you can see her wallpaper though it. My wallpaper is of space with stars, but my toolbar is a light grey color.

    I guess it's just my wallpaper.

    Thanks for the help guys
     

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