I'm using Mac OS X Lion. When I press a keyboard shortcut, the corresponding item in the top menu gets blue background for a brief moment and then returns back to it's default gray background. It somewhat irritates me. Is there a way to disable this blinking?
Blueis the problem, and a darker greyish
Graphitewould do the job for you and won't irritate you as much, you go to
System Preferences, click on
General, and change the appearance from
Graphite. It's more towards the default
Greyyou want, but a little darker. Attaching a screenshot of the same.
In System Preferences
- How it actually looks
If this is not what you want, and disabling it or making it a transparent highlight is what your looking for, then you might have to wait till ShapeShifter is made compatible for OSX Lion.
Or you can hack OSX by going to this path and figuring out how to manipulate the XML in this folder:
/System/Library/Frameworks/Carbon.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/HIToolbox.framework/Versions/A/Resources/English.lproj/. Since these files help us edit the menu options, there has to be an option to enhance the highlighting on the MenuBar also.
You will need Xcode to do this ofcourse, but at your own risk!
I figured out how to change the background graphic on Mountain Lion, but it also removes the highlight when menus are clicked manually. And I don't know how to change the text color.
- Compile sartFileTool or download a complied binary
cp /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/CoreUI.framework/Resources/SArtFile.bin ~/Desktop/original.bin
sartFileTool -d ~/Desktop/original.bin ~/Desktop/art
- Make 49-1.png (or 49-2.png for HiDPI modes) transparent
sartFileTool -e ~/Desktop/art ~/Desktop/new.bin
sudo cp ~/Desktop/new.bin /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/CoreUI.framework/Resources/SArtFile.bin
- Open a new application or reopen some application
A few graphics were also drawn incorrectly after I replaced the SArtFile.bin.
There's another question about changing the selection color at Ask Different.