4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 27, 2007 5:53 PM by Dion Rodrigues
XSorin Level 1 Level 1
I don't care about the transparent menu bar. I think it would be better if on mouse over, it became solid, but I don't mind it.

However, the transparency in the MENUS is driving me nuts! Apple has succeeded in making every menu in the OS and application harder to read if there is anything underneath it (which there pretty much always is). So far as I can tell, there is absolutely no way to disable it.

Come on, Apple. The whole point of menus is to show you options when you want to see them. Why in the world would you make those options harder to read? At least give me a **** preference to turn this stupid crap off!

So far, I'm sorry I upgraded. Stop chasing after flashy graphics and get back to building a usable OS.

Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Dak Level 2 Level 2
    personally ive never had a problem with them. I've had alot of things under them as well, but the transparency is so dim it doesnt affect anything.
  • Berkana Level 1 Level 1
    I totally agree. If the menus are going to be transparent, give the users three things in addition:

    1) the ability to make the menu even less transparent
    2) the ability to blur the stuff behind the menu even more
    3) the ability to turn off the transparency entirely

    This goes for the menu bar as well. What were the designers thinking when they added all this useless eye-candy that gets in the way? That's the kind of stuff we expect from Microsoft, not Apple.
  • chronon Level 1 Level 1
    It's very visually distracting to me.
  • Dion Rodrigues Level 2 Level 2
    Try checking Apple terminal hack sites for a bypass, I know (and probably everyone else does too) that theres one to bypass the reflective dock, but when I read the article about it, there were no other hacks disabled (but then again, the article was posted 11 hours before Leopard actually came out, soooo.....).

    Happy hunting! I'll post something if I find anything out.