I have a set of pictures that display randomly on my desktop. The photos include a select few of my own pictures, and also quite a few I’ve downloaded from the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Leopard’s menu bar is transparent. Instead of being a solid block of colour at the top of the screen, it now allows the desktop picture to show through. I like it. It adds constant variety and interest. As the pictures change, so does the subtle colour behind the menu bar.
However, it’s possible that it’s just me and the folks at Apple who think this is a good thing. Matt Neuburg sure doesn’t: Menu Bars So Clean, They Seem To Disappear:
I’ve been running Leopard full-time for two days now and I just can’t deal with the menu bar. It isn’t translucent; it’s transparent. I mean I can see right through it, so I can’t see it! This is atrocious. … Put a real picture on the desktop and the menubar becomes downright chaotic – a riot of color. It makes me feel a little seasick, actually.