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How to Turn On or Off Taskbar Clear Transparency in Windows 10

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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.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to have clear glass like taskbar transparency instead of blurred for all users in Windows 10.

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


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

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The .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 = clear taskbar transparency


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

Turn_On_Clear_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. If 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 clear taskbar transparency for their account.

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






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

Note   Note
This is the default setting.


The .reg file below will remove 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_Clear_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. If 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 clear taskbar transparency.

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


That's it,
Shawn