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  1.    30 Apr 2015 #1
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    Disable 'Blur Behind' Menu


    This simple Registry Tweak will disable the 'blur' effect behind the transparent Menu and Taskbar in Build 10074 and later.

    (Perform this tweak only if you are familiar and comfortable with making changes to the Windows Registry)

    Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize in the Windows Registry
    and toggle the EnableBlurBehind value to 0.

    Close the Registry and restart Explorer.

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  2.    30 Apr 2015 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    This simple Registry Tweak will disable the 'blur' effect behind the transparent Menu and Taskbar in Build 10074 and later.

    (Perform this tweak only if you are familiar and comfortable with making changes to the Windows Registry)

    Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize in the Windows Registry
    and toggle the EnableBlurBehind value to 0.

    Close the Registry and restart Explorer.

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    That's kinda neat, Edwin. Have you experimented with the other settings yet? I'll let you blow up your machine first!
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  3.    30 Apr 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    That's kinda neat, Edwin. Have you experimented with the other settings yet? I'll let you blow up your machine first!
    Now that you mention it, yes. I did also add the SystemUsesLightTheme DWORD with a value of 0.

    (In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize create a SystemUsesLightTheme DWORD and set it's value to 0)

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  4.    30 Apr 2015 #4
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    Thanks for the tip.. works like a charm.
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  5.    30 Apr 2015 #5
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    Nice one Edwin, I don't mind the blur. I had to create the SystemUsesLightTheme DWORD but like it!
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  6.    30 Apr 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude View Post
    Nice one Edwin, I don't mind the blur. I had to create the SystemUsesLightTheme DWORD but like it!
    Correct! I'll edit that post a bit!
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  7.    30 Apr 2015 #7
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    I use The Classic Shell and it works well for what I use.
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  8.    30 Apr 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Correct! I'll edit that post a bit!
    Since you'll be editing anyway...

    Task Manger (press 'more details' if necessary),
    Right click Windows Explorer (easy to locate if you look for the icon)
    Select Restart

    edit: courtesy member Cliff S and WinBeta

    Here's what Microsoft had to say:
    "We’ve also heard loud in clear that many Windows Insiders want to see Aero Glass from Windows 7 make a comeback. We’ve been working out how to satisfy this request, and are trying some things out with this build to see how you like them.

    We’re running a little A/B test with this build. 50% of you will normal transparency on the Start menu and taskbar while the other 50% will see a blur effect on the Start menu and taskbar (like frosted glass). If Windows Insiders really like the blur effect, we will add it to more areas and even consider making it the default instead of standard transparency.

    Which one did you get? Send us feedback about it via the Windows Feedback app!"

    I'm normal ... er ... my transparency is normal
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  9.    30 Apr 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
    We’re running a little A/B test with this build. 50% of you will normal transparency on the Start menu and taskbar while the other 50% will see a blur effect on the Start menu and taskbar (like frosted glass). If Windows Insiders really like the blur effect, we will add it to more areas and even consider making it the default instead of standard transparency.
    ??? Where's the logic behind that???
    That's just more confusion in my opinion.
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  10.    30 Apr 2015 #10
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    With the tweak from the OP here's what my desktop looks like now:

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