Give the Apple Menu A Retro Look with a Colored Apple Logo

Miss the old days when the  Apple logo was rainbow-colored?  Get nostalgic by replacing the boring black Apple menu logo with a colored one!

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To do this you will need:

Once GeekTool is installed, open it and drag the Image icon onto the desktop, which will create a new geeklet.  Then, in the grayish window:

  1. browse to the location of your retro Apple logo
  2. set the refresh rate to a very high number (to save on resources–the image never changes so it rarely needs to be refreshed)
  3. make sure to check the box to Keep on top or your logo will appear beneath the menu bar
  4. position it so it perfectly covers the old  Apple menu logo

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5 Replies to “Give the Apple Menu A Retro Look with a Colored Apple Logo”

  1. doesn’t work for me, I can’t make the image so small that it has the same size as the logo in the menu bar. The minimum size is about 1.5 times as big as it should be. Changing the image resolution makes no difference either

    1. You just need to change the image canvas size so that the transparent space around the apple logo is larger. I took the “higher quality” image posted above and changed its canvas size to 3500 x 3500 and it resized to exactly the same size as the logo in the menu bar.

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