Enable Taskbar Clear Transparency with TranslucentTB in Windows 10  

    Enable Taskbar Clear Transparency with TranslucentTB in Windows 10

    Enable Taskbar Clear Transparency with TranslucentTB in Windows 10

    How to Enable Taskbar Clear Transparency with TranslucentTB in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    10 Feb 2019
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    How to Enable Taskbar Clear Transparency with TranslucentTB in Windows 10


    Windows includes a special application desktop toolbar called the taskbar that shows on the bottom of a display screen by default. The taskbar allows you to find, see, open, and switch between your apps. You can also see the date and time, system icons, and items running in the background on the notification area. You can make the taskbar look how you want, manage your calendar, pin your favorite apps to it, change the size, move it to where you want to display on your screen, and specify how taskbar buttons group together when you have more than one window open.

    Users can turn on or off transparency for the Start, taskbar, and action center for only their account in Windows 10. When users turn on transparency, it will have a blurred acrylic effect by default.

    TranslucentTB offers you control over the appearance of your taskbar. You can customize the effect and color of it, and combine states (maximised window, Start Menu open, Cortana open and Timeline open), each one with a customizable taskbar appearance to reach a dynamically changing and visually pleasing taskbar.

    This tutorial will show you how to use TranslucentTB to enable clear transparency on the taskbar for your account in Windows 10.


    EXAMPLE: Taskbar clear transparency
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    Here's How:

    1. Perform one of the following actions to download and install TranslucentTB.

    A) Download and install TranslucentTB from the Microsoft Store. (see screenshot below)


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    OR

    B) Download and install the latest version of the TranslucentTB-setup.exe file on GitHub. (see screenshot below)


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    2. Run TranslucentTB, and click/tap on Yes to agree the first time you run it. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Right click on the TranslucentTB icon in the taskbar notification area, and click/tap on Open at boot to check (on - recommended) or uncheck (off) it for what you want. (see screenshot below)

    TranslucentTB will need to stay running in the background to keep taskbar clear transparency enabled.

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    4. Right click on the TranslucentTB icon in the taskbar notification area, click/tap on Regular, and select (dot) Normal, Clear (default), Opaque, Blur, or Fluent for what you want on your taskbar. (see screenshot below)

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    Note   Note
    • Blur: Will make the taskbar slightly blurred.
    • Clear: Transparent taskbar.
    • Normal: Regular Windows style. (as if TranslucentTB was not running)
    • Opaque: No transparency. This will show the color you selected in Accent Color below on your taskbar.
    • Fluent: Windows 10 April 2018 update and up only. Will give the taskbar an appearance similar to Microsoft's Fluent Design guidelines.
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    That's it,
    Shawn


  1. Access Denied's Avatar
    Posts : 6,109
    Win10 RS5 x64
       6 Days Ago #1

    If you have Maximised window enabled... and have a browser maximized, it will turn the taskbar back to default. I had to uncheck enabled and it went back to clear with Firefox taking the whole screen(not FS).

    This is using the app from the MS Store.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 36,068
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18836
    Thread Starter
       6 Days Ago #2

    May be part of:

    Dynamic modes (these can be used together and each of them provides a taskbar state and color you can customize):

    • Dynamic Windows: Will change the taskbar to a different appearance if a window is currently maximised.
    • Dynamic Start Menu: Will change the taskbar appearance when the start menu is opened.
    • Dynamic Cortana: Will change the taskbar appearance when Cortana (or the search menu if Cortana is disabled) is open.
    • Dynamic Timeline/Task View: Will change the taskbar apperance when the Timeline (or Task View on older builds) is open.
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