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    jackluke got a reaction from onemanOSX in Mojave "light mode" hybrid transparency "patch" WORKING (with proof pictures)   
    Those who use Mojave with an OpenGL (non-Metal) Video Card in "dark mode" have noticed that global transparencies are working fine, while in "light mode" encountered the "grey" Finder menu bar and sidebars issues, this patch is intended for those who want to use Mojave mainly in "light mode" saving some transparencies around, so here is my "hybrid reduce transparency" patch.
     
    It is totally safe, harmless and reversible, it has been deeply tested and will 100% work until restart or logout, even after sleep lock screen it will still work.
    To return with normal "transparency" you can also do that from Accessibility prefpane disabling the "reduce transparency" checkbox.
    To use this patch just double click on this attached shell "mojavehld.command" and it will launch through Terminal.

    [METHOD 1: Enable hybrid transparency]
    After launch the mojavehld.command just follow these steps:
    type 1
    type 4
    close Terminal (CMD+Q) and any other app previously opened.

    (The choice number 3 is not mandatory)

    [METHOD 2: Force hybrid transparency]
    If for some reason after that you will still get Dock and Notification Center without "transparencies" then relaunch the mojavehld.command:
    type 2
    type 1
    type 4
    close Terminal (CMD+Q) and any other app previously opened.
     
    Download attached here: mojavehld.zip
     





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    jackluke got a reaction from Tetonne in Mojave "light mode" hybrid transparency "patch" WORKING (with proof pictures)   
    Here is my original method "translated" into an AppleScript so anyone can put it on Automator and it will do the trick switching between a full translucent "dark mode" and a semi-translucent "light mode":
     
    tell application "System Events"
    tell appearance preferences
    if dark mode is false then
    set dark mode to true
    do shell script "defaults write com.apple.universalaccess reduceTransparency -bool false"
    do shell script "killall Finder"
    do shell script "killall Dock"
    do shell script "killall NotificationCenter"
    do shell script "killall Spotlight"
    else
    set dark mode to false
    do shell script "defaults write com.apple.universalaccess reduceTransparency -bool true"
    do shell script "killall Finder"
    do shell script "killall Spotlight"
    end if
    end tell
    end tell
     
     
    Here is the Applescript already-ready to download: hybrid dark light switch.zip
     
     
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    jackluke got a reaction from onemanOSX in Mojave "light mode" hybrid transparency "patch" WORKING (with proof pictures)   
    Those who use Mojave with an OpenGL (non-Metal) Video Card in "dark mode" have noticed that global transparencies are working fine, while in "light mode" encountered the "grey" Finder menu bar and sidebars issues, this patch is intended for those who want to use Mojave mainly in "light mode" saving some transparencies around, so here is my "hybrid reduce transparency" patch.
     
    It is totally safe, harmless and reversible, it has been deeply tested and will 100% work until restart or logout, even after sleep lock screen it will still work.
    To return with normal "transparency" you can also do that from Accessibility prefpane disabling the "reduce transparency" checkbox.
    To use this patch just double click on this attached shell "mojavehld.command" and it will launch through Terminal.

    [METHOD 1: Enable hybrid transparency]
    After launch the mojavehld.command just follow these steps:
    type 1
    type 4
    close Terminal (CMD+Q) and any other app previously opened.

    (The choice number 3 is not mandatory)

    [METHOD 2: Force hybrid transparency]
    If for some reason after that you will still get Dock and Notification Center without "transparencies" then relaunch the mojavehld.command:
    type 2
    type 1
    type 4
    close Terminal (CMD+Q) and any other app previously opened.
     
    Download attached here: mojavehld.zip
     





  4. Like
    jackluke got a reaction from onemanOSX in Mojave "light mode" hybrid transparency "patch" WORKING (with proof pictures)   
    Those who use Mojave with an OpenGL (non-Metal) Video Card in "dark mode" have noticed that global transparencies are working fine, while in "light mode" encountered the "grey" Finder menu bar and sidebars issues, this patch is intended for those who want to use Mojave mainly in "light mode" saving some transparencies around, so here is my "hybrid reduce transparency" patch.
     
    It is totally safe, harmless and reversible, it has been deeply tested and will 100% work until restart or logout, even after sleep lock screen it will still work.
    To return with normal "transparency" you can also do that from Accessibility prefpane disabling the "reduce transparency" checkbox.
    To use this patch just double click on this attached shell "mojavehld.command" and it will launch through Terminal.

    [METHOD 1: Enable hybrid transparency]
    After launch the mojavehld.command just follow these steps:
    type 1
    type 4
    close Terminal (CMD+Q) and any other app previously opened.

    (The choice number 3 is not mandatory)

    [METHOD 2: Force hybrid transparency]
    If for some reason after that you will still get Dock and Notification Center without "transparencies" then relaunch the mojavehld.command:
    type 2
    type 1
    type 4
    close Terminal (CMD+Q) and any other app previously opened.
     
    Download attached here: mojavehld.zip
     





  5. Like
    jackluke got a reaction from onemanOSX in Mojave "light mode" hybrid transparency "patch" WORKING (with proof pictures)   
    Those who use Mojave with an OpenGL (non-Metal) Video Card in "dark mode" have noticed that global transparencies are working fine, while in "light mode" encountered the "grey" Finder menu bar and sidebars issues, this patch is intended for those who want to use Mojave mainly in "light mode" saving some transparencies around, so here is my "hybrid reduce transparency" patch.
     
    It is totally safe, harmless and reversible, it has been deeply tested and will 100% work until restart or logout, even after sleep lock screen it will still work.
    To return with normal "transparency" you can also do that from Accessibility prefpane disabling the "reduce transparency" checkbox.
    To use this patch just double click on this attached shell "mojavehld.command" and it will launch through Terminal.

    [METHOD 1: Enable hybrid transparency]
    After launch the mojavehld.command just follow these steps:
    type 1
    type 4
    close Terminal (CMD+Q) and any other app previously opened.

    (The choice number 3 is not mandatory)

    [METHOD 2: Force hybrid transparency]
    If for some reason after that you will still get Dock and Notification Center without "transparencies" then relaunch the mojavehld.command:
    type 2
    type 1
    type 4
    close Terminal (CMD+Q) and any other app previously opened.
     
    Download attached here: mojavehld.zip
     





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    jackluke got a reaction from SDani in Any luck with 10.8 Mountain Lion DP 1 on VMware?   
    Solved, here are the steps I did to make ML DP1 working on Vmware 8.0.2 :
     
    0. Created a VM with 2 gb ram, 1 processor, cd/dvd scsi, usb, sound card, display, NAT, guest OS Server 10.6 64 bit
    1. Created a vmdk installer from ML DP1 dmg as Lion
    2. Installed it on a second virtual scsi hdd
    3. Copied through a working OSX VM or from installer vmdk terminal in the S/L/E folder FakeSMC.kext
    4. From terminal typed sudo su then chown -R root:wheel /Volumes/YourMLDP1HddLabel/Library/Extensions/FakeSMC.kext (this take a while)
    5. No touch on AppleLSIFusionMPT.kext left the original one
    6. Installed VMsvga2_v1.2.4_OS_10.6-7.pkg, guestd_patches.pkg, EnsoniqAudioPCI_v1.0.3_Lion.pkg and Darwin Vmtools got full graphics, audio/sound and shared folder, vm interaction
     
    Everything is fine boot in less than 2 minutes.
    Thanks all for your support.
     
    edit: forgotten step edited the .vmx and set this line smc.present = "FALSE"
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