All Mac computers have transparency effects enabled by default, which provides a frosted glass-like look to drop-down menus and open windows on Mac. In this article, we are showing you how to reduce transparency on Mac, which will surprisingly also make your computer run faster.
Transparency Effects on Mac
In case you haven’t observed the Transparency Effect on Mac, click on any item in the top menu bar of your Mac and observe what the drop-down menu looks like (See image below)
As you can notice in the above image, the drop-down menu is leaking its background, giving it a frosted glass look. This feature is commonly known as the transparency effect on Mac.
Depending on your taste, you may or may not like to see transparent Menus and Windows on your Mac. In-fact, there are some users who find this feature distracting and would like to see less transparent menus.
Luckily, it is easy to reduce transparency on Mac and prevent drop-down menus and windows taking a frosted-glass like appearance. Reducing transparency will make the drop-down menus look like the following image on your Mac (See image below)
Also as mentioned above, reducing transparency on Mac can surprisingly result in a faster computer.
Reduce Transparency on Mac
Follow the steps below to reduce transparency on your Mac and see if it results in a faster Mac.
1. Click on the Apple Icon from the top menu bar of your Mac and then click on System Preferences… option in the drop-down menu (See image below).
2. On the System Preferences screen, click on Accessibility.
3. On the Accessibility screen, click on Display from the left sidebar menu and then check the little box next to Reduce Transparency (See image below).
That’s it! From now on the Finder windows and drop-down menus will no longer appear transparent on your Mac and you may notice your Mac appearing faster after this change.