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    Turn On or Off Acrylic Taskbar Transparency in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Acrylic Taskbar Transparency in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Acrylic Taskbar Transparency in Windows 10
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    12 Jul 2018
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    Turn On or Off Acrylic Taskbar Transparency in Windows 10


    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 effect by default.

    If you like, you can set Windows to have clear transparency for the taskbar instead of blurred when a user turns on transparency for their Start, taskbar, and action center.

    Starting with Windows 10 April 2018 update version 1803, the taskbar has a new blur effect know as acrylic. This will make turning on clear transparency no longer have a clear glass like taskbar, but a somewhat blurred transparent taskbar instead now.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off having an acrylic taskbar transparency for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to turn on or off acrylic taskbar transparency.


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    EXAMPLE: Acrylic Taskbar Transparency On and Off
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    Turn On or Off Acrylic Taskbar Transparency in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Acrylic Taskbar Transparency in Windows 10
    To Turn On Acrylic Taskbar Transparency


    The downloadable .reg file below will add and modify the DWORD in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

    UseOLEDTaskbarTransparency DWORD

    1 = acrylic taskbar transparency


    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.

    Turn_On_acrylic_taskbar_transparency.reg

    download

    2. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    3. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    4. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    5. Restart explorer or Sign out and sign in to apply.

    6. If a user likes, they will now need to turn on or transparency for the Start, taskbar, and action center to have acrylic taskbar transparency for their account.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.






    Turn On or Off Acrylic Taskbar Transparency in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Acrylic Taskbar Transparency in Windows 10
    To Turn Off Acrylic Taskbar Transparency


    This is the default setting.

    The downloadable .reg file below will delete the DWORD in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

    UseOLEDTaskbarTransparency DWORD


    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.

    Turn_Off_acrylic_taskbar_transparency.reg

    download

    2. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    3. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    4. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    5. Restart explorer or Sign out and sign in to apply.

    6. Users can now turn on or off transparency for the Start, taskbar, and action center, and will no longer have acrylic taskbar transparency.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    01 May 2018 #1

    No longer works with 1803?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 30,586
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
    Thread Starter
       01 May 2018 #2

    Did you sign out/in or restart the computer to apply?

    EDIT: Nope. Just an acrylic taskbar now instead of clear.
    Last edited by Brink; 06 May 2018 at 16:47.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 887
    Windows 10 64 bit, 1709
       23 May 2018 #3

    Is it possible to adjust the amount of transparency in Win 10 1803?

    I see there is some chatter here: Make Taskbar More Transparent In 1803? - Windows 10 Forums
    Last edited by Kol12; 23 May 2018 at 03:46.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 30,586
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
    Thread Starter
       23 May 2018 #4

    Not that I'm aware of anymore. It's now acrylic instead of clear.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 1803 build 17134
       4 Days Ago #5

    Since a week or so ago i added the clear transparency reg file for the taskbar. At normal use of my laptop the taskbar is acryllic. But somehow, whenever my laptop goes to power saving mode, the taskbar becomes clear (which i want it to be constantly). Is there an explaination/sollution to this?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 30,586
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
    Thread Starter
       3 Days Ago #6

    Hello tischot, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Interesting. I'm not sure why yet it would only be clear instead of acryllic when in power saving mode.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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