Mac OS X 10.5: Menu bar appears solid instead of translucent

Your Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard menu bar may appear solid in color, instead of translucent.

The translucent Leopard menu bar appears on most computers that are equipped with a graphics card which is compatible with Core Image.

Some graphics cards, such as NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 or ATI X800 and X850 cards, may not have the necessary OpenGL capabilities to display a translucent menu bar even though they are compatible with Core Image. Those cards should render most effects, but not the translucent menu bar. (ATI X800 and X850 cards display a translucent menu bar if the resolution is set below 2560-by-1600 pixels.)