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Change taskbar opacity

  1. #11


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by RandomUsername View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    This is based on high contrast mode and looks uglier than AeroLite normal mode.
    That's why I don't like high contrast mode. I guess I'll just keep using AeroLite and not bother with changing any font colors.

    Vielen Dank für die Erleuchtung!
    You're welcome.

    Yes I'm also going for AeroLite. At least we have title colors and no transparency. The only thing that's needs to be found is taskbar (clock) text color.

    In begin I thought nothing was customisable in Win8 but I'm glad at least SOMETHING is.

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  2. #12


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    As an addition to this, here is a theme I'm currently using.

    All color parameters that can be modified are included (see *.theme file).
    I didn't modified much, just turned some whites a bit grayer.
    Change taskbar opacity Attached Files
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  3. #13


    I found this thread to solve the opaque taskbar.
    And after doing the "save them for sharing" and update method, i started looking around.
    After poking around in my system, I found that the themes are saved in
    C:\Users\YOUR_ID\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes

    So here is my shortcut.
    Create a theme and set it up the way you want it via the Personalization (Window + I , Personalization).
    Save it with a name you want... "MyTheme".
    Edit the C:\Users\YOUR_ID\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\MyTheme.theme file.
    Change the Aero.msstyles to AeroLite.msstyles.
    In the Personalization, click on a different theme.
    Then click on MyTheme to load it.

    End result is the same, just this way there is not another .deskthemepack to manage/delete
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