Mac OS X Leopard: Enable/Disable Transparent Menu Bar

Some users of OS X 10.5 Leopard don’t seem to be big fans of the transparent menu bar. To You can enable or disable it with the following steps.

1. Check to ensure that you are updated to System 10.5.2.

2. Open System Preferences.

3. Open Desktop & Screen Saver under the Personal section.

4. Uncheck the box for Translucent Menu Bar to disable it. Check the box to enable it.


  1. Casey says

    This degrades performance! It’s very noticable when using 16 spaces and toggling around between them on a macbook pro. I’d rather suffer the transparance than have the graphics get all choppy from this :(

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