Windows 10 Transparent Taskbar after Fall Creators Upate install

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by SariusMT, May 1, 2018.

  1. SariusMT

    SariusMT MDL Novice

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    Hello guys. After Falls Creator update April 2018 I got a transparent taskbar. I managed to take a few screenshots. After restart taskbar goes again black. Is there any way to keep the transparent one without third party tools? I assume it has to be a way since it turned transparent itself. Please let me know if any of you know how to do this.
     

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  2. dk2463

    dk2463 MDL Senior Member

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    I've seen that as well the few times I've been able to get a clean install working. Will be curious about the response on this as well. Would love to have that all the time.
     
  3. mxman2k

    mxman2k MDL Developer

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    #3 mxman2k, May 2, 2018
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    Open a command prompt as Administrator, copy paste the two lines below and press enter.
    Code:
    Reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /v "UseOLEDTaskbarTransparency" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f >nul 2>&1
    Reg add "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /v "UseOLEDTaskbarTransparency" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f >nul 2>&1
    A reboot cycle is required to 'set' in place. Depending on your color theme the taskbar may have a 'tint' to it but it should be 'see-through'.

    Note: on RS4+ due to the Acrylic theme in place this tweak no longer works and you get that blurred effect regardless :( , but for older builds like RS3 it works.
     
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