If you’re bored with the Taskbar appearance, you may like to try something new, like a fully transparent Taskbar. Here’s how to make Taskbar transparent on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7.
Windows 10 has some color choices called “Accent” colors, and the colors are used in the Start menu, Action center, window, including Taskbar. But, the transparency option isn’t completely transparent. However, we’ve figured out how to make it fully transparent.
How to Make Taskbar Transparent through the Settings
But, if you’re a beginner and don’t even know how to make it slightly transparent, then read on. If you already know, simply jump to the next section using Registry Editor.
You have to access the Personalization section on the Settings app. You can do that quickly by right-clicking the Taskbar, then choose Taskbar settings.
Now, simply choose Colors. Then make sure the Transparency effects toggle is on.
The Taskbar will now be transparent. But, it won’t be completely transparent. If you want to make it highly or completely transparent, you can this method.
Make Taskbar Completely Transparent using Registry Editor
First, open the Registry Editor by opening the Run dialog box (press Windows+R), type regedit, then click OK.
Now, navigate to this address:
You need to create a DWORD value there. Right-click the Advanced folder then choose DWORD (320bit) Value.
Now, set the name as UseOLEDTaskbarTransparency. Double-click the value.
Insert 1 as the value data. Choose OK.
To apply the changes, simply turn on the Transparency effect. If you have already turned it on, simply turn off then turn it on again.
Do the same thing for Show accent color on the following surfaces section.
Now, restart your computer to apply the changes you’ve made in Registry Editor. You should see your Taskbar become completely transparent after this.
How to Make the Taskbar Completely Transparent using Third-Party Tool
If you think using Regedit to make Taskbar transparent is difficult, you may need to use the third-party tool instead. You can download the tool called TranslucentTB in this link.
Click the EXE format to download the setup file.
Once you’ve downloaded the setup file, simply run it then click Run.
Please note that this is a third-party app and you have to use it at your own risk.
Now, install the tool unit finish.
Open the System tray, then choose the TransculentTB. Set it Clear to make your Taskbar transparent.
Restart your computer to completely apply the changes.
Your Taskbar should now appear completely transparent.
Customizing your Taskbar is easy, and Windows 10 has some options on it. But, you can do more by editing the Registry values or using third-party tools to make the Taskbar completely transparent. You can even hide the Taskbar, too.