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  1.    26 Nov 2015 #1
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    Disable blur effect - not transparency


    Is there a way in Windows 10 to disable the blur effect but keep the transparency. (I know there was one in the early builds of Windows 10 when Microsoft was testing the blur effect. )
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  2.    02 Dec 2015 #2
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by MattTheMedic View Post
    Is there a way in Windows 10 to disable the blur effect but keep the transparency. (I know there was one in the early builds of Windows 10 when Microsoft was testing the blur effect. )
    I have been trying the registry hack for this and it works until restart. I prefer the transparency without the blur. Here's a screen of the start without blur. Anyone had any luck getting the no blur effect to stick? Even with restart?
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  3.    02 Dec 2015 #3
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    Coolidge
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    Windows 10 1703 Creators Update

    I'd like to know this as well. I'm on Windows 10 Home x64 November Update
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  4.    09 Jan 2016 #4
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    Spain
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    Windows 8.1/10 TP 9926

    I've been looking all over the Internet for a way to do this, but haven't found anything yet

    I wish Microsoft would give us this setting with Redstone out of the box.
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  5.    09 Jan 2016 #5
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home

    Quote Originally Posted by dnasystems View Post
    I have been trying the registry hack for this and it works until restart. I prefer the transparency without the blur. Here's a screen of the start without blur. Anyone had any luck getting the no blur effect to stick? Even with restart?
    What's the registry hack that you're using now???

    Keith
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  6.    10 Jan 2016 #6
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Yokosuka, Japan
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize" and look for the DWORD value "EnableTransparency"...if it is not there then create a DWORD entry with that title and set its value to (0). It will take effect immediately but will reset itself on reboot. I just created a favorites link for it and set it on each reboot until a permanent fix comes out.
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  7.    10 Jan 2016 #7
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by dnasystems View Post
    Navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize" and look for the DWORD value "EnableTransparency"...if it is not there then create a DWORD entry with that title and set its value to (0). It will take effect immediately but will reset itself on reboot. I just created a favorites link for it and set it on each reboot until a permanent fix comes out.
    Why don't you just create a .reg file and pin it to your desktop or start menu?

    Here you go:
    EnableTransparency.reg <-- click to download, then right click, choose unblock, pin or place it where ever you wish, then double click to apply(you will need to give permission).

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize]
    "EnableTransparency"=dword:00000000
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  8.    10 Jan 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Why don't you just create a .reg file and pin it to your desktop or start menu?

    Here you go:
    EnableTransparency.reg <-- click to download, then right click, choose unblock, pin or place it where ever you wish, then double click to apply(you will need to give permission).

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize]
    "EnableTransparency"=dword:00000000
    It's not working for me Cliff, when I restart the transparency vanishes
    EDIT: I should have said, it works but when I restart the transparency disappears, sorry.
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  9.    10 Jan 2016 #9
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    It's the setting from the above post. I don't use it as I like my blur, but just edit the last "0" to a "1" and it should put you back where you were(or do it manually).
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  10.    10 Jan 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    It's the setting from the above post. I don't use it as I like my blur, but just edit the last "0" to a "1" and it should put you back where you were(or do it manually).
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    OK, Thanks.
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