How to make opaque & change only the Windows 7 Taskbar Color

Windows 7 Taskbar Color Changer is a portable freeware which allows you change the color of your Windows 7 taskbar without changing the window color.

While one can always change the taskbar color, including the window color from the Personalization applet, this app lets you ‘change’ only the taskbar color. And not only that, it also makes your taskbar ‘appear opaque’ ,from the default translucent color.

For example, if you have a light wallpaper, you can make your taskbar dark without making everything else dark.

Do note for the app to run, Aero transparency must be enabled.

To set the taskbar back to its default state you have to set as desktop again the existing wallpaper.

You will not be able to change the wallpaper after you have used this app to change the taskbar color.

System Requirements: Windows 7, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 or greater

Visit Windows 7 Taskbar Color Changer HomePage.

Thanks HowToGeek.

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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.


  1. Serge W

    Er… Where’s the download link?

  2. Rodolfo

    This application works great.

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