1.    23 Jan 2017 #1

    W10 Pro Transparency


    Hi guys.

    How do I get my Windows 10 Pro's transparency to properly show as seen in this picture preview?
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    The taskbar icon transparency part is what I'm asking about specifically.
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    Notice how the icons are and how it's boxed? Mine looks completely different to the picture above.

    Here's what mine looks like:
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  2.    23 Jan 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2016
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    @IoNGeNeRaL, Looking at the preview carefully (and playing with the settings for my taskbar) I don't think the effect is due to it being any more transparent than yours or mine, rather the colour of the taskbar has been chosen to match that of the background so it appears to blend in. Note that the blank areas of Start are blue as well as the taskbar. There are settings to control that, even one for picking an accent colour from your background. See this Tutorial:
    Start, Taskbar, Action Center Transparency - Turn On/Off in Windows 10

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  3.    23 Jan 2017 #3

    I have that option enabled, but the taskbar icon box does not appear like it does in the preview picture.
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  4.    23 Jan 2017 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    Hello Kyle,

    In addition, you might see if turning on clear taskbar transparency using the method in the tutorial below may help.

    Taskbar Clear Transparency - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
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  5.    23 Jan 2017 #5

    Hey Brink.

    I've already got glass transparency on also as I added a DWORD to my registry to enable the clear Aero.
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  6.    23 Jan 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by IoNGeNeRaL View Post
    I have that option enabled, but the taskbar icon box does not appear like it does in the preview picture.
    Your first screenshot is of Build 9841, which still had some lovely W7/W8 elements. I'm afraid that's no longer possible without some '3rd party' help.
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  7.    23 Jan 2017 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    Kyle,

    If you are referring to how the icons have a faded white box around them, then that will only show for the icon of the active open window.
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  8.    23 Jan 2017 #8

    It might actually be as Edwin suggested with elements of W7 in that first picture.. Here is my Windows version info from the "winver" dialog:
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    And this is what I mean:
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    Notice the lovely box around the icon? And now notice mine:
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  9.    23 Jan 2017 #9
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    Yep, that has changed in Windows 10. Instead of seeing the faded box around icons for opened inactive windows, they'll have the bar under them now to indicate that they are open. Only the icon (ex: Firefox in your screenshot) of the active window will have the faded box.

    I'm not aware of a way to change this yet unless some 3rd party program has changed it somehow.
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  10.    23 Jan 2017 #10

    Ah I understand now. Thank you for clearing it up, B!

    I did notice that there are some W7 themes for W10 which bring back certain theme characteristics but I quite like the default theme with a little adjustment for personalisation.
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