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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

Windows 10 allows the user to have transparency effects enabled or disabled for the taskbar, Start, and Action center. Disabling them disables acrylic Fluent Design effects for Store apps, the Settings app, and the Start menu.

Disable Animate Controls and Elements Inside Windows

Disable Animate Controls and Elements Inside Windows

How to Enable or Disable Animate Controls and Elements Inside Windows in Windows 10

By default, Windows 10 has many effects enabled for eye candy. You can see animations on the Start screen, Taskbar, opening and closing apps, drop shadow effects, combo boxes sliding open and so on, to make the user interface appear more fluid. Windows 10 uses a number of individual animations for controls you see inside a window, such as scrollbars, buttons, tabs, etc.

Disable Animations in the Taskbar in Windows 10

Disable Animations in the Taskbar in Windows 10

How to Enable or Disable Animations in the Taskbar in Windows 10

By default, Windows 10 has many effects enabled for eye candy. You can see animations on the Start screen, Taskbar, opening and closing apps, drop shadow effects, combo boxes sliding open and so on, to make the user interface appear more fluid. Windows 10 uses a number of individual animations for the taskbar.

Disable Animate Windows when Minimizing and Maximizing in Windows 10

Disable Animate Windows when Minimizing and Maximizing in Windows 10

How to Enable or Disable Animate Windows when Minimizing and Maximizing in Windows 10

Like all previous Windows versions, Windows 10 comes with a built-in option to disable the animations for minimizing and maximizing windows. Here is how to turn off the animations if you don't like them.

Automatically Switch To Light or Dark Mode in Windows 10

Automatically Switch To Light or Dark Mode in Windows 10

Recent Windows 10 versions include a native dark mode. It allows you to switch between the dark and light themes. This can be done with Settings, by changing the options located under Personalization -> Colors.  Unfortunately, Windows 10 doesn't allow you to switch its color mode automatically on a schedule. Luckily, this can be easily implemented with the help of Task Scheduler and a simple Registry tweak.

Enable Dark Title Bars with Custom Accent Color in Windows 10

Enable Dark Title Bars with Custom Accent Color in Windows 10

As you may already know, Windows 10 allows you to switch between the dark and light themes. This can be done with Settings. The appropriate options are located under Personalization -> Colors. Also, you can customize the accent color and apply it to the Start menu and taskbar, and/or window title bars. With a simple Registry tweak, you can enable the black color for title bars only, and keep the current color of window frames (e.g. the default blue color).

Add Windows Mode Context Menu in Windows 10 (Light or Dark Theme)

Add Windows Mode Context Menu in Windows 10 (Light or Dark Theme)

As you may already know, Windows 10 comes with two color schemes for Store apps. The default one is light, there is also a darker one.  Starting in Windows 10 Build 18282, that represents Windows 10 19H1, also known as "version 1903", you can apply the light or dark theme separately to Windows and to the Store apps.

Create Theme Settings Shortcut in Windows 10

Create Theme Settings Shortcut in Windows 10

If you are using Windows 10 for a while, you definitely know that the classic Personalization options were removed from the Сontrol panel. All options to personalize are now there in the Settings app, which is a UWP app designed for touch screen users. To quickly customize your theme preferences, you can create a special shortcut to open them directly.

Create Classic Personalization Shortcut in Windows 10

Create Classic Personalization Shortcut in Windows 10

If you are using Windows 10 for a while, you definitely know that the classic Personalization options were removed from the control panel. All options to personalize are now there in the Settings app, which is a Store app designed for touch screen users. If you are not satisfied by this new way to tune up your OS appearance, you might be interested in creating a special shortcut to open the classic Personalization dialog in Windows 10. In this article, we'll see how it can be done in detail.

Create Screen Saver Options Shortcut in Windows 10

Create Screen Saver Options Shortcut in Windows 10

In Windows 10, many familiar things are changed once again. The classic Control Panel is going to be replaced with the Settings app and many settings are going to be reduced and eliminated. Many users who installed Windows 10 for the first time are getting confused by the new location of some settings in Windows 10. Windows 10 users are often asking me how to access screen saver options in Windows 10. Today, we'll see how to create a special shortcut to open them directly.