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Authored by: blukens on Nov 16, '07 07:24:54AM

As we've seen, setting the value to 0 just changes the color. To actually remove the change, and go back to a translucent menu bar, run:

sudo defaults delete /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.WindowServer 'EnvironmentVariables'

But, for goodness sake, be careful. If you leave off the 'EnvironmentVariables' bit, you'll delete the entire file and your computer won't boot.

If you just want to convert the file to plain text XML, so you can edit it manually, run:

sudo plutil -convert xml1 /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.WindowServer.plist

Then you can _carefully_ edit it with the text editor of your choice. Be sure to use "sudo", or you won't be able so save your changes.



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Reverting to the Defaults
Authored by: hstaniloff on Jan 22, '08 07:37:12AM

Hello;
I implemented this "hack" and loved the result. But my understanding is that Leopard 10.5.2 will have an option to disable the translucent toolbar. So after successfully implementing the hack I wanted to back it out - cleanly.

So back out the change, I did this:
ENTER ALL COMMANDS AS YOU SEE - USE AT YOUR OWN RISK

1. Copied the current com.apple.windowserver.plist file out of /System/Library/LaunchDaemons to my desktop - just in case!

2. In Terminal:
sudo defaults delete /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.WindowServer EnvironmentVariables

enter your psw when promted.

3. Fix the permissions:
sudo chmod go+r /System/Library/LaunchDaemonscom.apple.WindowServer.plist

- you're restoring group and other to "read" access again.

4. Reboot

In the end, your toolbar will be back to Leopard-original.
/Hal



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