Windows 10, the upcoming operating system from Microsoft, comes with a transparent taskbar. Previous versions of Windows like Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 include a transparent taskbar as well, but there was no option to disable it. In Windows 10, Microsoft finally added the appropriate option. The user is able to disable taskbar transparency in Windows 10 without using third party tools.
To disable the taskbar transparency in Windows 10, you need to do the following:
- Open the Settings app.
- Go to Personalization -> Colors:
Tip: You can open this page directly. Press the Win + R shortcut keys together on your keyboard and type the following in the Run box:
To get the full list of ms-settings commands available in Windows 10, refer to the following article: How to open various Settings pages directly in Windows 10.
Also, see the ultimate list of all Windows keyboard shortcuts with Win keys.
- Scroll down to the section "More options".
- Disable the option Transparency effects:
It is good that Microsoft decided to implement a native way to disable taskbar transparency in Windows 10. It was welcomed by many users. Tell us in the comments which taskbar you like more - the transparent one or the opaque one?