Is there a way to make the dropdown from Spotlight (eg "Suggested Sites") transparent?

More often than not I do simple calculations in Spotlight and I wanna see on the screen what values to put in. The background is blocking most of the view..


No - you can reduce transparency, but not increase it.

You can drag the top or bottom edge to shrink it & if you drag it elsewhere on the screen it will remember that position.

This is how far I can reduce it on my screen [image intentionally small & blurry]

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  • I have a rather small screen (13") so I don't have unlimited screen estate: I don't follow - how do I shrink it though. I can only move it around
    – erikvm
    Sep 21 '20 at 12:00
  • Grab the top or bottom edge, when you see the cursor change to an arrow. [single headed, drag larger only, double-headed, drag larger or smaller]
    – Tetsujin
    Sep 21 '20 at 12:03
  • I'm trying to hover over the spotlight in all corners / edges but no arrow appears. All I can do is drag the actual window around - no re sizing
    – erikvm
    Sep 21 '20 at 12:11
  • It's there, it just may require more precision if you have a tiny screen & a trackpad to fumble with.
    – Tetsujin
    Sep 21 '20 at 17:44

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