Half of my taskbar icons are black on black ||-( How to make visible?


  1. mmo
    Posts : 128
    Windows 10
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    Half of my taskbar icons are black on black ||-( How to make visible?


    I find it unspeakably maddening that MS occasionally fiddles with basic UI settings and pesters users with "features" they never asked for! E.g. this "dark theme" that pops up everywhere is about as desirable and useful as a goiter. ||-(
    It may be useful to save a few milliwatts on a tablet or a phone but I never ever want to see that theme on my Work-PC!

    After the last Windows update (v1909 Build 18363.535) suddenly about half of my taskbar icons are now black on black (or to be precise: very dark on black), i.e. practically invisible (see the attached screenshot - I circled the areas where those icons are in yellow) unless one hovers over them (then they turn into black on dark gray and become just barely recognizable). This is such a thoughtless bullgarbage!

    How do I make my taskbar icons visible and usable again?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Half of my taskbar icons are black on black ||-( How to make visible?-taskbar-black-icons.png  
    Last edited by mmo; 12 Dec 2019 at 02:31.
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  2. HeM
    Posts : 362
    Win 10 Pro x64 v.20Η2
       #2

    mmo said:
    I find it unspeakably maddening that MS occasionally fiddles with basic UI settings...This is such a thoughtless bullgarbage!...
    Hi,
    Half of my taskbar icons are black on black ||-( How to make visible?-2019-12-12_123710.jpg
    I think above icon (in red) is not included in MS basic UI settings...

    FYI, here (no 3rd party tweaks), dark theme does not affect Taskbar icons but light one, of course does.

    You may go to Settings / Personalization / Colors and see if you can fix it...
    Half of my taskbar icons are black on black ||-( How to make visible?-2019-12-12_130757.jpg
    ...although I don't think so, because of tweaking.
    Last edited by HeM; 12 Dec 2019 at 05:25.
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  3. Fabler2's Avatar
    Posts : 3,045
    Windows 10 preview 64-bit Home
       #3

    Changing Themes worked for me.
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