File size: 4.20 MB
macOS 11 Big Sur does many things right and after a bit of getting used to, the visual style really grows on you.
The transparent menu bar, however, is a bit of a legibility nightmare and something I could not live with. So I developed Boring Old Menu Bar to bring the "perfectly fine" macOS Catalina menu bar to macOS 11 Big Sur.
The Catalina menu bar is perfectly fine, but white looks better in the light mode.. and while I'm at it why not add more options
Should Apple have gone for rounded screen corners to complete the iPad-esque look Judge yourself.
Separate settings for light and dark mode
Support for dynamic wall papers
Support for multiple desktops (spaces)
Support for multiple displays
Possibility to hide the menu bar icon to reclaim space
No haxies, KEXT, etc..
Based on perfectly safe programming practices: the worst that can happen is that you have to force quit & manually set your desktop wallpaper again from the System Preferences
Rounded screen corners can be independently activated
Native Apple Silicon support
The kind of user interface that you expect from a Mac app
Recognizes resolution & desktop image changes automatically
Automatic software updates
Developed by a team with over twenty years of continuous Mac development
Boring Old Menu Bar is brought to you by a development team with over 20 years of Mac software development experience, and is based on the very latest platform technologies.
macOS 11.0 or later
Apple Silicon or Intel Core processor