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OpaqueMenuBar makes your Mac OS X 10.5 menu bar opaque, so that you can not see your desktop background image through it.

What's New

Verison 1.5:
  • Supports multiple monitors, all sorts of desktop images and lets you customize the shade of grey you want.
  • Due to using Leopard's built-in feature, a restart is now required after changes.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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sjj_public Member IconReview+6
sjj_public
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This works easily and beautifully. Fantastic!

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Version 1.5
mac adam Member IconComment+154
mac adam
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can you re-enable tranculidity menu from opak menu bar by default ?

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Version 1.5
Oddysseey (Developer)
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I don't know exactly what you mean, but you can reset to the translucent menu bar by clicking on the "Revert" button in OpaqueMenuBar's window.

mac adam
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if you can allow have translucid menubar for for some don't have ?

Oddysseey (Developer)
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I think now I understand.
You want to know if OpaqueMenuBar can make the menu bar translucent on machines that don't support it, like the PowerMac G5 with the geforce graphics card, right?
Well, if the "Revert" button doesn't work, then, sadly, no, I'm sorry.

Take care.

mac adam
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Revert do not work,
but there is somewhere a part of leopard we can modify to allow Translucid menu on not supported ?
I hope someone will find where…

stonevil Member IconComment+0
stonevil
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I love my Leopard translucency menubar. so I never use this app! :)

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Version 1.5
mm2270 Member IconComment+7
mm2270
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Don't bother with this application, if all it does it fake it. If you want to really change your menu bar to opaque, and even varying shades of grey on a more permanent basis that will survive random desktop pic changes, head over to MacOSXHints.com. See this hint:
http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20071115135215262#comments

Yes, it involves a little system level hacking in Terminal, but it really works, and so far has turned out to be completely safe to do. Read the various comments for ways to vary the parameters to get different shades of grey.
Or, you can wait a few days until someone puts a GUI wrapper around this command to make it even easier to do.

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Version 1.5
Oddysseey (Developer)
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Actually, this IS a GUI-wrapper around that command.

Have fun,
take care.

mofobaru Member IconComment+0
mofobaru
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Does not work when "Desktop -> Change Picture: every x minutes" is checked

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Version 1.0
macnerd1984 Member IconComment+291
macnerd1984
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Doesn't work for me either. Trashed it, looked elsewhere. Single monitor set up - MacBook Pro.

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Version 1.0
toddgarvin Member IconComment+6
toddgarvin
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I've installed this on two Macs (MBP and MP). Neither is showing me an opaque menu bar. It was working on the MPB for a few minutes (don't know how it suddenly started working) and then it stopped. I can't get it to work on either machine even though Activity Monitor shows that its running. Any help would be appreciated.

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Version 1.0
DarylF2
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Its not working for me either (Mac Pro 3.0GHz Quad Xeon, 4GB RAM, X1900XT, Mac OS X 10.5 retail).

toddgarvin
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I spoke with the developer and my problem is the fact i am using a dual monitor setup. If you're only using a single monitor, then all you need to do (after launching the app) is change your desktop background. That will make the app "kick in".

DarylF2
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I have a dual-monitor setup as well. Did the developer say he's working on support for dual monitor systems?

toddgarvin
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Here's his exact words, "Yes, OpaqueMenuBar is currently having trouble with multiple monitors... I hope I can fix it somehow ;-)"

digdog1 Member IconComment+0
digdog1
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Doesn't like tiled backgrounds. When you set a bg to "tile." it draws the menubar in white as advertised, but scales up the image to fill the rest of the screen instead of tiling it. Which makes it basically unusable to me.

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Version 1.0
Nico235 Member IconReview+1
Nico235
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Works as it should so far. For crying out loud, this is what everybody wants! So, five stars. It's free damnit.

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Version 1.0
Oddysseey (Developer) Member IconDev+18
Oddysseey (Developer)
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To uninstall, yes, you have to quit it first, either with Activity Monitor or the terminal (killall OpaqueMenuBar).

Then, you can delete the application.

To reset the desktop image, just open up the system preferences and go to Desktop/ScreenSaver settings. There, re-select your desktop image. Then it will be reset.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

If there's anything else, please, don't hesitate to mail me at support@eternalstorms.at - I check it way more frequently than the comments here ;)

Thanks,
Matthias

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Version 1.0
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Downloads 9,407
Version Downloads 5,586
License Free
Date 16 Nov 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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