StageStyle and unified toolbars on the Mac
steve at winnall.ch
Wed Feb 22 12:38:11 PST 2012
Given the text of the StageStyle Javadoc:
Defines a normal Stage style with a solid white background and platform decorations.
Defines a Stage style with a transparent background and no decorations.
Defines a Stage style with a solid white background and no decorations.
Defines a Stage style with a solid white background and minimal platform decorations used for a utility window.
I suspect the software is performing to spec., i.e. it's not a bug, strictly speaking :-)
But I've submitted a feature report (I'm not that familiar with Jira and am new to JavaFX 2). You can see it at
On 22 Feb 2012, at 19:27, Richard Bair wrote:
> Hmm, tried a transparent background but it didn't look like it would work. You may want to file a bug on this.
> On Feb 22, 2012, at 7:04 AM, Stephen Winnall wrote:
>> I'm trying to create a unified toolbar on the Mac using JavaFX 2.1 b13. For those who don't know what that is, there's an example (albeit for Qt) at
>> (The bottom variant is the unified toolbar).
>> I've managed this with Swing using Java 1.6. You do it by creating a JFrame with apple.awt.brushMetalLook set to TRUE and adding a transparent JToolBar at the top of the frame. It looks like this (after appropriate styling of the JToolBar and its buttons):
>> You can then add further content (e.g. in a JPanel with a white background) after the toolbar.
>> I can't see how to do this with JavaFX. In fact, I suspect it is impossible, because a Stage either has a solid white background or is completely transparent according to StageStyle. Is there any way of suppressing the sold white background? Why does a Stage have to have a white background at all? Shouldn't it just provide the boards (to stick with the theatre metaphor)? The white background belongs to the scene, surely?
>> Perhaps there's another way of making a unified toolbar?
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