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  1. #1

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    Jul 02, 2007
    Issue with tranlucent menu bar

    I have a macbook running snow leopard 10.6.3, and have an issue with the translucent menu bar. Everytime I turn the option on in system preferences, it turns itself off again after some time. I had this issue when i had leopard installed too. I wonder if anyone knows how to fix this? I've tried repairing permissions but it didn't work. Thanks!

  2. #2

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    Member Since
    Jul 30, 2009
    Mac Mini Core 2 Duo
    Find that ^ file in Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences and move it to your Desktop.
    Restart. That will make a new one.
    Problem solved?

    If so, Trash the file on your Desktop.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Jan 27, 2007
    17 inch 2 GHz C2D imac (5,1) with 3GB DDR2 RAM, X1600 (128MB memory) GPU - OSX 10.6.3
    Read this article.
    Mac OS X 10.5: Menu bar appears solid instead of translucent

    Also this works. Type it in terminal.

    sudo defaults write /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ 'EnvironmentVariables' -dict 'CI_NO_BACKGROUND_IMAGE' 1

    0 gives you a flat white menu bar. 1 gives you a steel grey, shaded menu bar. 0.5 (for instance) gives you something in between.

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