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Windows 7: Remove shiny stripes on Win 7 taskbar

15 Dec 2009   #1
mrsdoyle

windows 7 ulimate
 
 
Remove shiny stripes on Win 7 taskbar

Just found out how to get rid of the shiny stripe effect on the taskbar which i think personally are ugly and doesn’t add any kind of 3 dimensional effect to the bar. if you like a minimal desktop and want to remove the stripes open regedit and navigate to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER|Software\microsoft\Windows\DWM and double ckick on ColorizationGlassReflectionIntensity and change the value to something lower, I use 1 close regedit and log off and back on to take effect.


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15 Dec 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Thanks for the heads up!
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15 Dec 2009   #3
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Won't that change it for ALL windows, not just the taskbar?
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15 Dec 2009   #4
mrsdoyle

windows 7 ulimate
 
 

Iíve never noticed it on other windows, just the taskbar. Itís not affected the transparency. Try it if you dont like it just change the value back to what it was originally.
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15 Dec 2009   #5
GEWB

Several flavors of Linux (Mint primary) / 32bit XP, Win7 HomeP / 64bit Win7 Pro, Ultimate / 64Win8.1
 
 

Wow, thanks!

I set to "16" and really like it. Subtle but very nice.

Regards,
GEWB
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15 Dec 2009   #6
DrMcninja

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you very much for this tip!
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03 Jun 2010   #7
vivalavidaa

Microsoft Windows 7
 
 

wich is the maxim value for more brightness in Aero? (the shiny stripes) ( sorry for my english )
Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER|Software\microsoft\Windows\DWM\ColorizationGlassReflectionIntensity
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04 Jun 2010   #8
dunfiddlin

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vivalavidaa View Post
wich is the maxim value for more brightness in Aero? (the shiny stripes) ( sorry for my english )
Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER|Software\microsoft\Windows\DWM\ColorizationGlassReflectionIntensity
In theory, a very large value indeed! I don't notice any significant change visually between 255 and 65025 however so if you're going to experiment I would stick with 0 - 255 as your range.
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04 Jun 2010   #9
dunfiddlin

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrsdoyle View Post
Just found out how to get rid of the shiny stripe effect on the taskbar which i think personally are ugly and doesnít add any kind of 3 dimensional effect to the bar. if you like a minimal desktop and want to remove the stripes open regedit and navigate to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER|Software\microsoft\Windows\DWM and double ckick on ColorizationGlassReflectionIntensity and change the value to something lower, I use 1 close regedit and log off and back on to take effect.
Brilliant! This is a particularly ugly effect in a vertical taskbar and I've got changing the pattern amongst my vast pile of 'round2its' but this will certainly ameliorate the horror in the meantime!
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06 Jun 2010   #10
Elmer BeFuddled

Windows 7 Home Premium O.E.M x64
 
 

Cheers Dude, I always thought it was a bit "in yer face"
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GEWB View Post
I set to "16" and really like it. Subtle but very nice.
I'll agree with that!!
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