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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:45 pm    Post subject: OpaqueMenuBar 1.0 Released Reply with quote

OpaqueMenuBar 1.0 Released
Monday, October 29, 2007
Posted by: Charles

It seems like the semitransparent menu bar in Leopard is a love it or hate it thing. Well, we have some good news for those of you that hate it out there. Eternal Storms Software has released OpaqueMenuBar 1.0, a free little application that allows Mac users to turn off the semitransparent menu bar effect in Leopard. You will not be able to see through the menu bar with it enabled. To revert back to the semitransparent menu bar, you just need to quit the application from Activity Monitor or open Terminal and type "killall OpaqueMenuBar" without the quotes and press enter. OpaqueMenuBar requires Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. The download weighs in at 242KB.



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OMG, it works!

I'm a hater of the opaque menu bar. The utility has only been running for a minute or two since I've posted this. If it holds out, I've got to make a donation.

I'm a happy Leopard camper now.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do you uninstall?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

macmanmacman wrote:
How do you uninstall?


How do I uninstall OpaqueMenuBar?

First, you have to quit it. Since it hasn’t got an icon in the Dock, there are two ways to do that:

First: Activity Monitor in /Applications/Utilities/Activity Monitor. Open it up and select OpaqueMenuBar in the list. Then press the quit button.

Second: Terminal in /Applications/Utilities/Terminal. type “killall OpaqueMenuBar” without the quotes and press enter.

After that, you can delete the application. To revert the desktop, go to the desktop settings in the System Preferences.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eq2675 wrote:
OMG, it works!

I'm a hater of the opaque menu bar. The utility has only been running for a minute or two since I've posted this. If it holds out, I've got to make a donation.

I'm a happy Leopard camper now.

If you hate the Opaque menu bar which would indicate you prefer Leopards Transparent menu, then why do you want to pay for it?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jb wrote:
If you hate the Opaque menu bar which would indicate you prefer Leopards Transparent menu, then why do you want to pay for it?
jb.

I think he confused the definition of opaque with transparent (actually, the menu bar is translucent, if we want to be even more accurate).
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ClunkClunk wrote:
jb wrote:
If you hate the Opaque menu bar which would indicate you prefer Leopards Transparent menu, then why do you want to pay for it?
jb.

I think he confused the definition of opaque with transparent (actually, the menu bar is translucent, if we want to be even more accurate).


Leave it to ClunkClunk, What a prig!! LOL!!! (Just joking...he he)
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jb wrote:
eq2675 wrote:
OMG, it works!

I'm a hater of the opaque menu bar. The utility has only been running for a minute or two since I've posted this. If it holds out, I've got to make a donation.

I'm a happy Leopard camper now.

If you hate the Opaque menu bar which would indicate you prefer Leopards Transparent menu, then why do you want to pay for it?
jb.


You guys are to much. Don't pick on an old Windows guy. I have enough of a time dealing with colors like mauve and the like. Artsi I am not.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the new menubar. It blends well into the desktop and adds some pizzazz. Now who wouldn't like that? Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm also a fan of the new menu bar. It might be a tad annoying with light backgrounds, but with darker ones it's practically opaque. Apple probably should have given us an option to decide either way though. Maybe they'll slip one in a future update or something. It's still early in the Leopard game.
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