How to Disable Transparency Effects in macOS Mojave on Mac

Maybe you want the user interface to look real or think that animations aren't worth your time, head into this guide to turn off transparency effects on Mac!


“Transparency Effects” offer a seamless viewing experience across the user-interface on Mac. They work by picking up color cues from the things that exist behind the window. Therefore, the items on the screen appear to be soothing to the eyes.

But then again, everything has some downsides, and this Accessibility feature is not an exception to it. Turning off transparency effects in macOS Mojave or the compatible macOS versions on MacBooks can slightly boost the battery life.

Besides, times when you are editing images with a high level of focus, the translucent effects might seem to be a hindrance. If that’s the case, you may want to disable this feature.

How to Turn off Transparency Effects on Mac

It has been the part of Accessibility suite for long (OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later). So, even if you have an older version of the macOS, you can follow the below steps.

Step #1. First off, click on () Apple menu and select System Preferences.

Open System Preferences on Mac

Step #2. Now, click on Accessibility preference pane.

Click on Accessibility in macOS Mojave System Preferences

Step #3. Next, click on Display in the sidebar.

Click on Display in Sidebar on Mac Accessibility Preferences

Step #4. Finally, tick the box next to Reduce Transparency.

Tick the box next to Reduce Transparency Effects in macOS Mojave on Mac

That’s pretty much it!

Now, check out the title bars, buttons, and sidebars. They don’t seem to have color uniformity with the items residing behind the window.

Transparency Effects in macOS Mojave on Mac

Later, if you decide to restore the previous function, go back to the Display preference panel and then uncheck the box for Reduce Transparency.

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