Apple Explains Non-Translucent Menu Bar in Leopard

Some Leopard users may have noticed that their new Menu bar isnit translucent, as itis supposed to be in the new OS. Apple has explained the cause.

In support article # 306894, Apple explained, "The translucent Leopard menu bar appears on most computers that are equipped with a graphics card which is compatible with Core Image.

"Some graphics cards, such as an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200, may not have the necessary OpenGL capabilities to display a translucent menu bar even though they are compatible with Core Image. Those cards should render most effects, but not the translucent menu bar."

Some users may be annoyed by this limitation in their system, but others may be, in fact, overjoyed.