OpaqueMenuBar
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Make your Mac OS X 10.5 menubar opaque.   Free
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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
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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sjj_public reviewed on 15 Dec 2007
This works easily and beautifully. Fantastic!
[Version 1.5]


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mac adam commented on 17 Nov 2007
can you re-enable tranculidity menu from opak menu bar by default ?
[Version 1.5]

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Oddysseey (developer) replied on 18 Nov 2007
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.
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mac adam replied on 18 Nov 2007
if you can allow have translucid menubar for for some don't have ?
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Oddysseey (developer) replied on 18 Nov 2007
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.
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mac adam replied on 18 Nov 2007
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…
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stonevil commented on 16 Nov 2007
I love my Leopard translucency menubar. so I never use this app! :)
[Version 1.5]


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mm2270 commented on 16 Nov 2007
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.
[Version 1.5]

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Oddysseey (developer) replied on 16 Nov 2007
Actually, this IS a GUI-wrapper around that command.

Have fun,
take care.
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mofobaru commented on 03 Nov 2007
Does not work when "Desktop -> Change Picture: every x minutes" is checked
[Version 1.0]


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macnerd1984 commented on 02 Nov 2007
Doesn't work for me either. Trashed it, looked elsewhere. Single monitor set up - MacBook Pro.
[Version 1.0]


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Nico235 reviewed on 28 Oct 2007
Works as it should so far. For crying out loud, this is what everybody wants! So, five stars. It's free damnit.
[Version 1.0]


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Oddysseey (developer) commented on 27 Oct 2007
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
[Version 1.0]


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JetFireDX commented on 27 Oct 2007
Constantly resets the desktop picture to the default space image with Leopard when it launches. Doesn't support a second monitor being the primary off a MacBook. (The white bar appears only on the internal LCD)
[Version 1.0]


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toddgarvin had trouble on 30 Oct 2007
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.
[Version 1.0]

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DarylF2 commented on 30 Oct 2007
Its not working for me either (Mac Pro 3.0GHz Quad Xeon, 4GB RAM, X1900XT, Mac OS X 10.5 retail).
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toddgarvin commented on 30 Oct 2007
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".
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DarylF2 commented on 30 Oct 2007
I have a dual-monitor setup as well. Did the developer say he's working on support for dual monitor systems?
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toddgarvin commented on 30 Oct 2007
Here's his exact words, "Yes, OpaqueMenuBar is currently having trouble with multiple monitors... I hope I can fix it somehow ;-)"
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digdog1 had trouble on 28 Oct 2007
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.
[Version 1.0]


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Mark Burton had trouble on 27 Oct 2007
I see its now been removed. Not before I had used though. How do I uninstall this now, I want the normal menu bar back.
The only thing I can do is kill it in Activity Monitor, but this does not bring back the original Leopard Menu Bar. Please provide an uninstall method.
[Version 1.0]


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Downloads:9,011
Version Downloads:5,190
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Free
Date:16 Nov 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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