The Taskbar of Windows is always considered as a great feature since it helps users pin important or most used programs, show search bar, show date/time and so on. By default, the Taskbar on Windows 10 is colorless. Although Windows 10’s Settings panel comes with few options and there are some Registry tweaks that let you change the color of Taskbar, it is quite difficult to make the Taskbar blurry or transparent. But there is this simple tool called TranslucentTB, that can help you do this.
Make Taskbar transparent or blurred
Regarding the features of TranslucentTB for Windows, this is designed to do a very specific task. For example, it makes the Taskbar completely transparent or blurry. It doesn’t matter what settings you are using on your Windows PC; it will overwrite it as soon as you turn it on. Also, it does support multi-monitors. What that means is it does the job even when you have more than one monitor setup. Besides, you can run this program from the command line too. Moreover, it is also possible to change the appearance right from Taskbar.
To get started with this tool, at download and unzip the zipped folder. Following that, you will get a file called TranslucentTB.exe. Double-Click on it to run. After that, you will find a change as in the following picture. I am using a black wallpaper so the effect may not be clear – but look at the Start button, and you will see what I mean.
First, it makes the Taskbar “Clear,” according to the tool’s language. In simple words, it makes your Taskbar transparent. However, if you do not want a transparent Taskbar but instead want a blurry Taskbar, you can click on the TranslucentTB icon visible in the system tray, and select Blur.
This will make the Taskbar blurry.
If you like transparent taskbars, TranslucentTB is the tool you want. Go get it from Github. It works with Windows 10/8/7.
Tip: If you wish to do this manually, open Registry Editor and navigate to the following key:
On the left side, create e DWORD, name it UseOLEDTaskbarTransparency and give it a value of 1.