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OSX Yosemite and dark menu bar = problem with MinimWatch
20-10-2014, 17:33
Post: #1
OSX Yosemite and dark menu bar = problem with MinimWatch
Hello,

In the new OS X there is a nice option to make the menu bar dark. However, the MinimWatch icon is almost invisible and hard to locate. Please modify the icon slightly and add some white elements.

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Adam
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20-10-2014, 17:56
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RE: OSX Yosemite and dark menu bar = problem with MinimWatch
(20-10-2014 17:33)AdamWysokinski Wrote:  Hello,

In the new OS X there is a nice option to make the menu bar dark. However, the MinimWatch icon is almost invisible and hard to locate. Please modify the icon slightly and add some white elements.

Regards,
Adam

The icon background is transparent because this is required on previous versions of Mac OS X (and presumably is also correct for Yosemite). I presume you would like the icon foreground to automatically change from back to white when the menu bar background is dark. Is this what the other menu bar icons do?
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21-10-2014, 19:43
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RE: OSX Yosemite and dark menu bar = problem with MinimWatch
Yes, that's it. Here's an example: http://cdn1.appleinsider.com/gallery/994...mode-l.png

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21-10-2014, 19:58
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RE: OSX Yosemite and dark menu bar = problem with MinimWatch
(21-10-2014 19:43)AdamWysokinski Wrote:  Yes, that's it. Here's an example: http://cdn1.appleinsider.com/gallery/994...mode-l.png

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Adam

Thanks for this.

I've spent some time looking into this and it seems Apple has provided new APIs in Yosemite to handle this situation but these APIs aren't available from Java. I have sent a question about this to the Mac Java developer mailing list and I'll let you know if I get a response.
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01-11-2014, 09:59
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RE: OSX Yosemite and dark menu bar = problem with MinimWatch
(21-10-2014 19:58)simoncn Wrote:  
(21-10-2014 19:43)AdamWysokinski Wrote:  Yes, that's it. Here's an example: http://cdn1.appleinsider.com/gallery/994...mode-l.png

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Adam

Thanks for this.

I've spent some time looking into this and it seems Apple has provided new APIs in Yosemite to handle this situation but these APIs aren't available from Java. I have sent a question about this to the Mac Java developer mailing list and I'll let you know if I get a response.

Ok, thanks.
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01-11-2014, 10:37
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RE: OSX Yosemite and dark menu bar = problem with MinimWatch
(01-11-2014 09:59)AdamWysokinski Wrote:  
(21-10-2014 19:58)simoncn Wrote:  I've spent some time looking into this and it seems Apple has provided new APIs in Yosemite to handle this situation but these APIs aren't available from Java. I have sent a question about this to the Mac Java developer mailing list and I'll let you know if I get a response.

Ok, thanks.

I didn't get a response and from looking at the code it doesn't seem possible to access the new API capabilities from Java. As a temporary workaround, I have made a change that gives the "running" icon a white background when viewed in Dark Mode. This change will be available in the next release.
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01-11-2014, 10:39
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RE: OSX Yosemite and dark menu bar = problem with MinimWatch
Thank you for your time and effort Smile
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