1.    20 Jul 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2016
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    Win 10 Pro x64

    Taskbar color adjustment - intensity, color, hue, saturation?

    One surprise in just upgrading from Win 8.1 to 10 is black taskbar and the seeming limit on adjusting colors. It's been a long time since I had to play with it, but with Win 8.1 and back I've had a transparent, semi-clear taskbar, with custom color settings (intensity, hue, saturation and brightness) that let the grey/blue of the bottom of the photo I used for the desktop come through. Is that kind of adjustment completely gone with Win 10? All the colors in Settings seem highly saturated. I came across a website that showed a lot more changes along the lines I am looking for, but its Win 10 settings layout doesn't seem current (Change the Color of Taskbar and Window Border in Windows 10). Thanks,
    Last edited by highstream; 20 Jul 2016 at 22:18.
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  2.    21 Jul 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 818
    Windows 10 Home


    Hello Highstream,

    This may or may not help you with your issue:
    Start, Taskbar, Action Center Transparency - Turn On/Off in Windows 10
    Also, see "Related Tutorials" at the bottom or this tutorial.

    See here for addition help:

    Hope this helps,
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  3.    21 Jul 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 3
    Win 10 Pro x64

    Reply update: My post is based on seeing that colors screen and playing with transparency. The limitation of classic shell's settings is that full opaqueness loses the top border definition of the taskbar. And I haven't seen anyway to not set a color in Win 10's color settings, so instead of transparent empty sections of tab bars with a browser, for example, we get a saturated version of whichever color we've chosen.
    Last edited by highstream; 21 Jul 2016 at 10:20.
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