Andrew Posted January 21, 2013 Share Posted January 21, 2013 NOTE!! From Alfred 2.4, the blur setting is in Alfred's Appearance > Options. You won't need to use the defaults writes, but it's still marked as experimental. I plan on implementing the native Yosemite blur at some point and make this an official feature. This is and always will be a hack, but I'm adding a defaults write preferences item to set the background blur of a window. This will allow you to have nice transparent themes but still readable over busy backgrounds. There are a few important caveats with this: It uses a private OS X API which means it may stop working at any point outside of my control I may take this feature out if it causes general instability and will ignore any moans of "put it back" It disables the 'Fade in Alfred Window' option because these don't play nice together It slows things down lots on slower Macs This will work in OS X 10.9 Mavericks from Alfred 2.3 onwards! To use this hack, quit Alfred and his preferences then type this into Terminal: OS X 10.9 Mavericks: defaults write com.runningwithcrayons.Alfred-2 experimentalBlur -int 5 ... the value can be anywhere from 1 to 15 for different blur radius levels, set to 0 to disable. OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and below: defaults write com.runningwithcrayons.Alfred-2 experimentalBlur -float 3.0 ... the value can be anywhere from 1.0 to 5.0 for different blur intensity levels, set to 0.0 to disable. Here is what you should see: Cheers, Andrew bfolberth, trenchers1, YtseJam and 6 others 9 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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