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Classic Shell Taskbar Transparency

  1. #1


    Posts : 128
    Windows 8

    Classic Shell Taskbar Transparency


    I have Windows 8 up and running with Classic Shell. One little thing bugs me. When I have a window open, say an Excel workbook, and I drag it down so the window is below the task bar, the window bleeds through the task bar making the info on the task bar very hard to read. Is there a way to keep the task bar on top or something like that so the the bleeding doesn't occur? Perhaps making the task bar text appear as solid black like the start button?

    Thank you very much.

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by JJG View Post
    I have Windows 8 up and running with Classic Shell. One little thing bugs me. When I have a window open, say an Excel workbook, and I drag it down so the window is below the task bar, the window bleeds through the task bar making the info on the task bar very hard to read. Is there a way to keep the task bar on top or something like that so the the bleeding doesn't occur? Perhaps making the task bar text appear as solid black like the start button?

    Thank you very much.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 128
    Windows 8


    Thank you.

    That sure helps but when I display the taskbar the underlying window still bleeds through. Guess I will just have to live with it until an opaque taskbar comes along.
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by JJG View Post
    Thank you.

    That sure helps but when I display the taskbar the underlying window still bleeds through. Guess I will just have to live with it until an opaque taskbar comes along.

    This might help--


    Transbar - Download


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  5. #5


    Dresden, Germany
    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 64bit

    Opaque Taskbar for Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by JJG View Post
    ... Guess I will just have to live with it until an opaque taskbar comes along.
    Hi,
    I've found what you're searching for: WinAero: Opaque Taskbar for Windows 8

    Chris
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  6. #6


    Posts : 128
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisRaabe View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JJG View Post
    ... Guess I will just have to live with it until an opaque taskbar comes along.
    Hi,
    I've found what you're searching for: WinAero: Opaque Taskbar for Windows 8

    Chris
    Thank you Chris. That is just what I was looking for.
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  7. #7


    Webster NY US
    Posts : 325
    Win 7 / Win 8


    I use Start8. It has the option to set the taskbar translucent or opaque.
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