Dynamic wallpapers are desktop backgrounds that change throughout the day. Boring Old Menu Bar allows you to automatically update your wallpaper at regular intervals.
Each update will cause the menu bar to become transparent for a few seconds before re-appearing, so how often you want
to update the wall paper depends on how much you mind this.
Refresh Once an Hour is probably the best setting for most
people, most of the time.
If you are not using dynamic wallpaper, it’s best to switch the feature off by selecting
No Automatic Refresh.
Boring Old Menu Bar can react automatically to changes in:
Again this will lead to the menu bar becoming transparent for a few moments. If you find this annoying you can switch off the feature:
Automatically React to Changesmenu item.
You can manually adjust the menu bar background by using the main on/off switch:
Boring Old Menu Bar works by taking a screenshot of your desktop background and changing it. There are situations, especially if you are running a multi-screen setup with third party displays that take a few seconds to wake from sleep that macOS is still busy waking up the screen and setting the wallpaper, when Boring Old Menu Bar takes its desktop background screenshot.. in which case the background will be pure black.
You can restore your beautiful desktop wallpaper by de-activating and re-activating Boring Old Menu Bar with the on/off switch.
You may also end up with a black wallpaper if your user does not have permission to record the screen. In theory, all admin users have permission to record (only) the Desktop window, so this should not usually be necessary.
System Preferences…in the
Security & Privacy
Lockicon and enter your password
Boring Old Menu Barto list of applications
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