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Windows 7: How do I change the opaque background of my taskbar transparent?

11 Feb 2014   #1
Shabakthanai

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
How do I change the opaque background of my taskbar transparent?

I changed my desktop background to black/white and the Start bar is opaque blue. I would like to make the background transparent.

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
AMD 8-core processor
2GB DDR5 Video Card
16GB 1866 DDR3 RAM
256GB SSD
128GB SSD
TB 6GB/s HDD
TB 3GB/s HDD
2ea. DVDRW

Thanks!


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12 Feb 2014   #2
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi, Welcome to forums.

Check out this tutorial Transparency - Enable or Disable. Might help you with the issue.
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12 Feb 2014   #3
Shabakthanai

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Windows 7 Professional seems to reject my GPU. It is an XFX R7850 Double Dissipation 2GB DDR5 PCI Express 3.0 256 bit Video Card. This is a reasonably high end card. Is it possible that my card cannot perform that simple task? The Device Manager suggests that my current drivers are the lagest and best. Thanks for the input and more if you have more.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archer View Post
Hi, Welcome to forums.

Check out this tutorial Transparency - Enable or Disable. Might help you with the issue.
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13 Feb 2014   #4
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Try using the registry way if you are that desperate. But remember, don't touch anything else unless you want to screw your windows.
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13 Feb 2014   #5
Shabakthanai

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Not exactly desparate, but when you have an itch that don't scratch, it makes for a disquiet spirit. If you were an artist, you would understand. I am too new at this to confidently modify the Registry. I almost wish you were burdened by the same condition; you would then take the matter seriously. In any event thanks for trying to help.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
Try using the registry way if you are that desperate. But remember, don't touch anything else unless you want to screw your windows.
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13 Feb 2014   #6
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums

Did you ever get the transparency to work? Transparency - Enable or Disable

Post a screenshot of your taskbar.
Use these tutorials for posting screenshots.
Screenshot with Paint

How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Jerry
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13 Feb 2014   #7
Shabakthanai

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I am embarrassed to say that I must have checked or ticked something to get the transparency portion of the Windows 7 application to activate. I was then able to adjust the transparency. Obviously you who are helping me are the cause, I am just too stupid to know what I did that caused things to work. In any event, I am extremely grateful for the help.

Although this probably should not have been, it was very important to me. Thanks!
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13 Feb 2014   #8
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Good to hear you got it.

Jerry
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13 Feb 2014   #9
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Good thing you got it done.
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