Menu Eclipse
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Darken your menubar.   Demo ($1.99)
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Menu Eclipse helps you customize your menubar in eye-catching new ways.
  • Dim, Colorize and Scrub the menu bar.
  • Gain better focus on your work & play, and away from the menu bar.
  • Runs in the background, and does not show up in the Dock.
Please visit the website for more FAQ & information before buying.
What's New
Version 2.4.3:
  • Better support in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • Minor user interface changes to accomodate upcoming features
  • Updated help documentation
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7 or later



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Menu Eclipse User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Doug Engelbart reviewed on 27 Mar 2013
On OSX.8.2 it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... etc.pp.
[Version 2.4.3]

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Eric-Woehler replied on 13 May 2013
Love your posts!
Can confirm similar behaviour on my computer. But wait, there's more....

I have ME set at a dark blue at 25% as my required/requested setting.

I have identified PART of the problem - every time my screen saver kicks in, Menu Eclipse either darkens the colouring (as though it is running 2 processes, and it looks like my Menu is at 50% colouring) OR resets my menu bar to default Apple grey with no colouring, ie 0% ME. The next time the screen saver kicks in, it will darken again and the cycle restarts. Predictable and repeatable.

My screen saver is the 3D Matrix screensaver from http://www.uselesscreations.com/mac/matrix/
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Doug Engelbart reviewed on 27 Mar 2013
On OSX.8.2 it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... etc.pp.
[Version 2.4.3]


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Doug Engelbart commented on 27 Mar 2013
On OSX.8.2 it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... After this it darkens the menubar for some minutes or an hour, but then suddenly the menubar is lightgrey as normal so that you have to open MenuEclipse again, make your setting again, close it again ... etc.pp.
[Version 2.4.3]


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iPoopStore commented on 29 Jun 2012
I edited the minimum requirements to 10.6 inside the plist from the demo and this works on 10.6.8. Scrubbing and fading worked as advertised. Too bad I cannot purchase this with the MAS requirements set for 10.7. Oh well I'll spend my money elsewhere.
[Version 2.4.2]

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Xybernic (developer) replied on 29 Jun 2012
Thats becuase our app uses API specifically available in 10.7 and we had to move on from 10.6 to add more features and play nice with Apple and Mac OS X. This is quite usual in development. We don't support or recommend "hacking" our app for use in older OS's that are not supported. Be ware! And please don't write a bad review now just because your hack didn't work! We are constantly fighting bad reviews based on invalid input or cause not on our end - which lead to low sales which lead to no development.
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Huhaa reviewed on 28 Jun 2012
Bought this on the App Store out of curiosity, and wow! Just love it! Menu Eclipse does what is says and there seems to be nothing else like this for the Mac...
[Version 2.4.2]


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Eric-Woehler reviewed on 13 Apr 2012
Bought it a couple of days ago, been working fine, now won't work under any circumstances - none of the settings work, none of the options stick, nothing I do has any effect on its behaviour. A shame, was enjoying the app but it looks like it's broke!
[Version 2.4.1]

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Xybernic (developer) replied on 16 Apr 2012
Eric, the wise thing to do would be to contact me (the developer) rather than writting a comment about it here. I haven't heard or experienced the problems that you are describing...seems that there maybe something else - anyway please contact me if you wan't to solve your problems. support@xybernic.com
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Xybernic (developer) replied on 16 Apr 2012
Did you buy the real app on the Mac App Store or just download the demo here? Reply to: support@xybernic.com
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Xybernic (developer) replied on 03 Jun 2012
It has come to our understanding that there were problems with Mr. Eric-Woehler's system. No such problems have ever been reported otherwise. Menu Eclipse is working fine and as expected!
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Eric-Woehler replied on 08 Jun 2012
and it still doesn't work...

Despite my working with the developer, it continues to not work 100% of the time.

There is nothing "wrong" with my system - the developers let me know - in no uncertain terms in their emails - that they were unhappy with my review, suggesting it was my system that was at fault, rather than their code. The dev even suggested some un-named "system extensions" were responsible!

There is nothing wrong with telling others that software doesn't work - look through MacUpdate pages and there are lots of positive and negative reviews. Mine was an honest description of my experience with the software - it doesn't work 100% of the time, despite frequent attempts to solve the issue.

I have deleted all files, cleared all prefs etc and re-installed from the MAS. All to no avail. I have been using Macs since the mid-1980s and I know how to troubleshoot most software problems.

To simply dismiss the issue as a result of "problems" with my system is a cop-out by the dev. I bought the app in good faith, assumed it would work, when it didn't, I provided a review. I worked with the dev, providing system logs etc but the final email from the dev was that "it most likely just your system" that was at fault. That's a cop-out as far as I am concerned. I have worked with other devs when I have identified bugs etc, and I will continue to do so.
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Xybernic (developer) replied on 28 Jun 2012
We still don't know why Mr. Eric-Woehler's system is not working with Menu Eclipse as this is the first TIME EVER such a problem has been reported out of thousands and thousands of users. We strongly continue to believe that there is something wrong with Mr. Eric-Woehler's system until proven otherwise. Apple has also tested our software many times and released it on the App Store to be safe and stable 100%. We are always happy and engaged to help our users, but unfortunately this time we can't figure out or see any problem as our software is running as expected - and Mr. Eric-Woehler's system is causing the settings file(s) used by Menu Eclipse to be reverted upon each system restart, and not when the application quits. Which strongly confirms that something in Mr. Eric-Woehler's system is making these settings to bad upon restart. And so again strongly confirms that there is actually something wrong with Mr. Eric-Woehler's system as he didn't have problems with the software on other computers. That said, we value our software review but don't like bad reviews based on invalid input or human emotions.
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MacBunny reviewed on 11 Apr 2012
Thanks for the update!
[Version 2.4.1]


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MacBunny commented on 11 Apr 2012
Soon available in the Mac App Store.
[Version 2.4.1]


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Xybernic (developer) commented on 11 Apr 2012
Enjoy this new release + demo!
[Version 2.4.1]


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FannyBunny (developer) commented on 18 Nov 2011
Thanks, great update!
[Version 2.4]


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+10

Capitalj rated on 02 Mar 2011

[Version 2.0.0]



+8

Xybernic rated on 03 Dec 2010

[Version 2 Beta 2]



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Rains1026 rated on 02 Dec 2010

[Version 2 Beta 2]


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Date:07 Oct 2012
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Menu Eclipse helps you customize your menubar in eye-catching new ways.
  • Dim, Colorize and Scrub the menu bar.
  • Gain better focus on your work & play, and away from the menu bar.
  • Runs in the background, and does not show up in the Dock.
Please visit the website for more FAQ & information before buying.


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