Enable Blur for Start menu and taskbar in Windows 10 build 10074

Here is good news for users who installed Windows 10 build 10074. It can be enabled with a simple registry Registry tweak. Let's see how.


Here is how to enable Blur for Start menu and taskbar in Windows 10 build 10074. Do the following:

  1. Open Registry Editor.
  2. Navigate to the following key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize

    Tip: How to jump to the desired registry key with one click.

  3. Here, you will see a DWORD value named EnableBlurBehind. Set to 1 as shown below: windows 10 10074 enable start menu blur
  4. Restart the Explorer shell.

Before:

before

After:

after That's it. I made ready to use registry files for you.

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8 thoughts on “Enable Blur for Start menu and taskbar in Windows 10 build 10074

  1. Phil

    Yes! it’s back on Windows 7 LoL!

    Reply
  2. KazeZlat

    Reg file, that disables Aero is wrong. Does same as enabling. Fix dword from 1 to 0

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      thank you
      i will fix

      Reply
  3. Karim

    It’s strange. Why should we tweak the registry to get that change? Microsoft can not give us this option in “settings” ? Why do they hide this possibilty ?

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      I have no idea.
      Maybe it will be implemented later?

      Reply
  4. Aidan

    There’s an option in settings which does the same thing. It’s under Personaliation > Colours.

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      No, it is the another option. You are wrong.

      Reply
    2. Ettercap

      You are mistaken it allows for tweaking transparency but not blurring although for me this was automatically set on for 10074 build but at least this allows me to turn it off because it can cause some bad effects such as long start menu loading it would constantly freeze but with this off it pops right up. I would really like to figure out the registry keys for enabling “Taskbar and Startmenu properties>Startmenu>Customize” properties though or turning on the old windows update interface in 100074 as the old fix no longer works.

      Reply

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