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:
  4. Restart the Explorer shell.

Before:

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. 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 ?

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  2. Aidan

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

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    1. 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.

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