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    Turn On or Off Transparency Effects in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Transparency Effects in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Transparency Effects in Windows 10
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    06 Aug 2017
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    How to Turn On or Off Transparency Effects in Windows 10

    information   Information
    In Windows 10, you can turn on or off transparency effects for the Start, taskbar, and action center. This will also turn on or off the acrylic design (Fluent Design System) effects for Start and UWP apps.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off transparency effects for Start, taskbar, action center, and UWP apps Fluent Design for your account in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    If you are using a high contrast theme, then transparency and blur will be disabled.

    If you have transparency turned on, full screen Start will become more transparent to see the desktop background behind it.

    If you turn off transparency, it will also disable blur.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 16241, Microsoft has softened the noise layer of Acrylic Material when you have transparency turned on.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Turn On or Off Transparency Effects in Settings
    • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Transparency Effects using a BAT file


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    Turn On or Off Transparency Effects in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Transparency Effects in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Transparency Effects in Settings

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Personalization icon.

    2. Click/tap on Colors on the left side, and turn On (default) or Off Transparency effects under More options on the right side for what you want. (see screenshot below)

    3. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

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    Turn On or Off Transparency Effects in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Transparency Effects in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Transparency Effects using a BAT file

    Note   Note
    The .bat files below are for changing the registry key and value below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize

    EnableTransparency DWORD

    0 = Turn off
    1 = Turn on


    1. Do step 2 or step 3 below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Turn Off Transparency Effects

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_Off_Start_Menu_and_Taskbar_Transparency.bat

    download


     3. To Turn On Transparency Effects

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_On_Start_Menu_and_Taskbar_Transparency.bat

    download

    4. Save the .bat file to your desktop, and run the .bat file.

    5. If prompted, click/tap on Run to approve.
    NOTE: If you like, you can unblock the .bat file to stop getting the Run prompt.

    6. You will now notice your screen flicker and a command prompt quickly open and close as explorer is restarted to apply the registry changes.

    7. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .bat file if you like.




    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    15 Sep 2016 #1

    I found a mistype. The correct path is :

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize
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  2. Posts : 22,801
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       15 Sep 2016 #2

      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    09 Jan 2017 #3

    A question. Can this settings apply to all users or just HKEY_CURRENT_USER only?
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  4. Posts : 22,801
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       09 Jan 2017 #4

    Hello evildog1,

    I'm afraid that it's a per user setting. It doesn't appear to do anything if applied to HKLM.

    I also don't see a group policy for this yet that could be applied to all users.
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  5.    12 Jan 2017 #5

    Ok so i have to make my own program that automatically changing user settings for first time
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  6. Posts : 22,801
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       12 Jan 2017 #6

    Creating a task in Task Scheduler to run this at log in may be an option.
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