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Taskbar transparency

  1. #11


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by wewinjiggy View Post
    Hey guys. I'm still using windows 8 consumer preview and I don't think I understand you current problem.

    Can someone try these steps if its possible:

    1) right-click at desktop
    2) choose "personalize"
    3) then choose "window color"

    from there you are able to modify the transparency settings.

    unfortunately i don't know if this will work on win8 pro..

    anyway, I'm just tryin to help. have a good day!
    Most of us tried that from the minute it was released.

    No: it will not work because transparency option is gone on the RTM.
    If you customize your *.theme file (edit with notepad) by using "AeroLite.msstyles" instead of "Aero.msstyles", apply the new theme and you will get rid of the transparent taskbar.

    Have a good day too.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8 CP, Windows 7 Ultimate


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Most of us tried that from the minute it was released.

    No: it will not work because transparency option is gone on the RTM.
    If you customize your *.theme file (edit with notepad) by using "AeroLite.msstyles" instead of "Aero.msstyles", apply the new theme and you will get rid of the transparent taskbar.

    Have a good day too.

    Yeah. I figured that would be the case (that the transparency option is gone), and that this problem wouldn't be posted here if there was an easy fix..
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  3. #13


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    This Aerolite thing sounds like a good solution for the transparancy issue. I'll give everything else suggested here too a go.
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