1.    10 Aug 2016 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 1
    WIN 10

    How to get rid of the line under open programs on taskbar

    This thin blue line appeared again under websites I have open in my taskbar. It had gone away but back after the Anniversary Update. I find it distracting and want it gone. I use was IE 11 as my default but now see Edge as default program if that helps
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    11 Aug 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 5,850
    Win 10 Pro (1607)

    The line is there by design to indicate there is one or more windows open.

    (You shouldn't find default programs changing randomly if that's what seems to have happened- separate issue)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    11 Aug 2016 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 71
    Win 7 Pro/ Win 10 Pro

    Welcome to the Ten Forums

    Are you using the Anniversary Update? If you are using 1511 then look at post 44 in this thread
    How to get rid of the line under the taskbar icons ? - Page 5 - Windows 10 Forums
    I am going to see if I can do it to the Anniversary Update.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4.    11 Aug 2016 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,175
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    If wanting to get rid of that blue line you obviously want to get rid of the vertical 'shadow' on the right side of the icon when 2 or more open programs on the Taskbar. Personally I like seeing the "prompt" that programs are open, also like Mac OS X that puts a white dot under icons on the Dock [taskbar] to indicate open programs.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5.    19 Aug 2016 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 71
    Win 7 Pro/ Win 10 Pro

    If you want this for the anniversary edition look at post #67.
    How to get rid of the line under the taskbar icons ? - Page 7 - Windows 10 Forums

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
How to get rid of the line under the taskbar icons ?
When I open a program that I have pinned to the task bar, this line appears under the program icon. Is there any way to remove this feature? 26716
General Support
Solved Programs that are open are not indicated to be so on the taskbar
Hello :) I've been searching around for solutions to this issue myself but have doing so to no avail so far. Hence I thought it would be a good idea to share my issue with other people who'd might be able to help me out :D As the title suggests,...
General Support
Multiple programs taskbar. When one open others do not appear in front
Let's say I have 5 programs on my taskbar. IE, calculator, word, excel and ppt. Let's say I have IE open. If I try to click on another program on taskbar, it does not show up over the IE. Same as any other program that is opened, when clicking...
General Support
Green Line Under Taskbar
I know this has to do with virtual desktops... but it's super obnoxious. Is there a way to get rid of it? I don't really need or want multiple desktops anyway, and it's irritating that it shows a little green bar under every program even when I...
Change the color of the line under open programs in the taskbar
Hello, I am looking for a way to change the color of the line under programs that are open in the taskbar to a dynamic color that fits the icon of the open program, similar to how taskbar entries were colored in Windows 7. Is there a way to do...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:52.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 10 Forums