How to change Transparency settings in Windows 10

Windows 10 v1803, has brought to the table several important changes that are designed to fix many problems and to transform the operating system into something impressive. One of the important changes has much to do with the user interface. As we know, Microsoft is moving ahead with plans to get rid of the old user interface, and that includes the Control Panel.

The company is adding everything into the Settings area, and the newest addition is the option to change Windows 10’s transparency.

Change Transparency levels in Windows 10

Change Transparency levels in Windows 10

Before we go into the steps, it should be noted that this new look of Windows 10 is called “Acrylic,” and it’s part of Microsoft’s plan to continue with the improvement of the Fluent Design System.

Now, with the right wallpaper, having the transparency up and running can look quite beautiful, but at the same time, it may slow down slower systems. For this very reason, many folks might want to get rid of the thing, and we’re going to show you how.

Launch the Settings app, then venture off to Personalization > Colors. Scroll down until you’ve come across something that says “More options,” then look for the words, “Transparency effects.”

You’ll see the option to turn it off or turn it off. Once the button has been toggled, the changes will take effect right away. If this doesn’t happen, restart the computer, and you should now be good to go.

Other things you can do here include the ability to automatically pick an accent color from the background, manually select from a list of colors, or customize your own color options.

Additionally, folks can even choose where to show their accent colors. For now, there are only two options: “Title bars,” “Start, taskbar, and Action center.” It’s even possible to choose a light or dark background if that’s something you’re interested in changing.

Having Windows 10 v1803 installed is super important

Please remember that if your Settings app doesn’t have a similar look to the screenshot above, then your computer has yet to be updated to Windows 10 1803. We recommend returning to the home section of the Settings app, click on Update & Security > Windows Update > Check for updates.

We expect Microsoft to make new additions in future updates, but for now, what you see here is the best way to make color related changes to Windows 10 until further notice.

Microsoft’s Build Conference should give us some idea of what the company is planning for the future of Windows 10 updates.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.