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how to disable transparency

  1. #1


    Ohio
    Posts : 473
    Windows 8 Pro

    how to disable transparency


    I have Windows 8.1 and when I'm on the desktop it has that Windows transparency which I don't like. Is there a way to disable it?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Frank,

    If you like, the free program Classic Shell has an option below to disable taskbar transparency.

    Click image for larger version

    Hope this helps.
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  3. #3


    Ohio
    Posts : 473
    Windows 8 Pro


    Thanks, Shawn--I've heard of Classic Shell. I'll give it a shot tomorrow.
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    You're welcome.
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  5. #5


    Ohio
    Posts : 473
    Windows 8 Pro


    I installed Classic Shell and was able to accomplish what I wanted. When I first opened it, it showed only 3 tabs: Title bar, Status bar and Language. It didn't show all of the tabs like the one shown here by Shawn, but I managed to get it that way. But now that I want to do it again, I don't remember how I did it. It still shows only the three tabs. Can someone please refresh my memory.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    No worries Frank. I'm going to be posting a new tutorial later today on how to disable taskbar transparency using a theme that's much easier to do without having to use a 3rd party program.

    I'll post back with a link to the tutorial when it's posted.
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  7. #7


    Ohio
    Posts : 473
    Windows 8 Pro


    Glad to hear it, Shawn because I'd like to disable the transparency without using Classic Shell. If we ever meet for coffee, I'm buying.
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  9. #9


    Ohio
    Posts : 473
    Windows 8 Pro


    It works! Thanks, Shawn--I owe you a cup of coffee.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.

    I'm currently snowed in, so that coffee does sound good.
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