macOS is a gorgeous looking operating system, but some of its amazing eye candy can come at a steep price in terms of performance. This is especially true if you are running an older Mac with a slower processor, weak video card, and less RAM.\nBut there\u2019s a quick and easy way that you can help speed up a slow Mac. All you need to do is disable transparency in macOS.\nHow to disable transparency in macOS\nHere\u2019s how you can quickly disable transparency on your Mac:\n1. Open System Preferences\n2. Go to Accessibility.\n3. Click on Display.\n4. Click the Reduce Transparency option.\n Apple\nIs it worth it to disable transparency in macOS?\nSome folks might wonder if it\u2019s really worth it to turn off transparency in macOS. The answer to that question really depends on the hardware of your Mac.\nIf you are running a top of the line Mac with a fast processor and graphics card then you probably won\u2019t need to bother turning off transparency. You might not even notice any kind of significant performance increase by disabling transparency if you have very fast hardware.\nHowever, if you have an older Mac that has started showing signs of slowing down then disabling transparency is a quick and easy way to wring additional performance from your aging hardware.\nMy recommendation is to try disabling transparency and see if it makes a difference for you. It\u2019s so easy to turn transparency back on that giving it a shot won\u2019t cost you anything but a few seconds of your time.\nAt the moment I\u2019m running a 5K iMac with a 4Ghz i7 processor and an AMD Radeon M295X video card with 4 GB of video RAM. So I haven\u2019t bothered keeping transparency off since this machine is plenty fast even with it on.\nBut I also have an older MacBook Pro that is not nearly as fast, and so turning off transparency on that computer actually did help speed it up. So as I noted earlier, it\u2019s really all about your hardware.\nOf course some people might want to turn off transparency because they just don\u2019t like it or care about it enough to bother keeping it on. If you\u2019re one of those folks then more power to you. By disabling transparency on your Mac, you get rid of a visual effect you don't like and you get the added benefit of not spending CPU power on an unnecessary bit of eye candy.\nDid you miss a post? Check the Eye On Apple home page to get caught up with the latest news, discussions and rumors about Apple.