Does anyone know how to change the color of the menubar in 10.9 Mavericks? Ideally, I would love it if I could make it black with yellow text.

Any ideas?


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You can change the colour of the menu bar to black with Obsidian Menu Bar, but this doesn't change the text colour:

Obsidian Menu Bar

A hack that makes your OS X menu bar black. And yes, it blends.
Ready for 10.9.2!


The only change you can make to the menubar appearance in OS X Mavericks, without installing third-party software, is to remove the translucency. This change can be found in Settings > Desktop & Screensaver, find a checkbox for "Translucent menu bar" at the bottom of the preference pane.


OS X limits the menu bar color to white or black, with a translucent or opaque effect. There are some clever menu bar color hacks in in this answer, by Hippo, but none of them let you change the menu bar text color.

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