Leopard’s Menu Bar: Now in Opaque

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Mac OS X 10.5 added some nice visual elements to your Desktop, but for many people the translucent menu bar was not one of them. If you upgraded to Mac OS X 10.5.2, you can return your menu bar to pre-Leopard opacity, and itis easy to do.


The translucent menu bar doesnit always work well in Leopard.

Hereis how:

  • Choose Apple Menu > System Preferences to launch System Preferences.

  • Mac OS X 10.5.2 lets you turn off menu bar transparency.
  • Click Desktop & Screen Saver.
  • Uncheck Translucent Menu Bar.


An opaque menu bar can be easier to read.

Now your menu bar appears as a solid neutral gray, perfect for hiding the tops of Desktop images that would otherwise make it difficult to see menu names or extras.

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