Not a Fan of Big Sur’s Translucent Menu Bar and Menus? Here’s How to Make Them Solid

In macOS 11 Big Sur, Apple went back to a design direction from the earliest days of Mac OS X: a translucent menu bar and menus. Since their color changes depending on the desktop picture, many people aren’t enamored of it (left, below). Luckily, reverting to the traditional opaque menu bar is simple. Go to the Apple menu > System Preferences > Accessibility > Display. Select “Reduce Transparency”. That will turn the menu bar gray again and make other windows and menus opaque, too (right, below). Simple gray might not be as pretty as transparency, but it’s more predictable and many will find it easier to see.

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