|Tip 16||Switch to Black Menus in Full-Screen Mode|
Here’s a small secret tweak that will make the menu bar at the top of the screen turn black whenever you enter full-screen mode with any application. It brings no new functionality other than altering the appearance of the menu.
Open a Terminal window (open Finder, select the Applications list, and then in the list of applications double-click Terminal within the Utilities folder), and type the following:
defaults write -g NSFullScreenDarkMenu -bool TRUE
Then log out and back in again. Switch any compatible app to full-screen mode (click the arrow at the top right of the window or click View→Enter Full Screen), and then push the mouse against the top of the screen to see the now-blackened menu bar appear.
To switch back to the standard gray tint menu, again open a Terminal window, and type the following:
defaults delete -g NSFullScreenDarkMenu
Log out and back in again for the changes to take effect.