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How to make taskbar transparent in Windows 10

By default, Windows 10 comes with an opaque taskbar. Many users who are new to Windows 10 are not even aware that it is possible to make it transparent with glass without using hacks. In this article, we will see how it can be done. It is one of most popular questions I receive via email.

Windows 10 comes with the ability to turn on transparency for the taskbar. You don't need any third party software to get transparency with glass. All you need to do is to change a few settings. Do it as follows:

    1. Open the Settings app.
    2. Go to Personalization -> Colors.
    3. There, you will find the switch named Make Start, taskbar, and Action Center transparent. It is turned off by default. Turn it on:Windows 10 make taskbar transparent

The effect is visible immediately:

Windows 10 taskbar transparency

Note that this also turns on the glass effect on the taskbar. You might be interested in changing the taskbar color to get rid of the default black color. Follow the instructions here: How to change taskbar color in Windows 10.

That's it.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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