Boring Old Menu Bar


5.0/5 Votes: 2
4 MB
macOS 11.0 or later
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macOS 11 Big Sur does many things right and after a bit of getting used to, the visual style really grows on you. The transparent menu bar, however, is a bit of a legibility nightmare and something I could not live with. So I developed Boring Old Menu Bar to bring the “perfectly fine” macOS Catalina menu bar to macOS 11 Big Sur.


Boring Old Menu Bar is brought to you by a development team with over 20 years of Mac software development experience, and is based on the very latest platform technologies.

  • separate settings for light and dark mode
  • support for dynamic wall papers
  • support for multiple desktops (spaces)
  • support for multiple displays
  • possibility to hide the menu bar icon to reclaim space
  • no haxies, KEXT, etc..
  • based on perfectly safe programming practices: the worst that can happen is that you have to force quit & manually set your desktop wallpaper again from the System Preferences
  • rounded screen corners can be independently activated
  • native Apple Silicon support
  • the kind of user interface that you expect from a Mac app
  • Recognizes resolution & desktop image changes automatically
  • Automatic software updates
  • Free 14-day free trial
  • Developed by a team with over twenty years of continuous Mac development



Version Size Requirements Date
1.23 4 MB macOS 11.0 or later 27/08/2022

2 comments on "Boring Old Menu Bar"

  1. Emilia says:

    401 file does not exist error

  2. yarb123 says:

    i wish they had this for catalina

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