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Windows 7: Taskbar transparency Help?

06 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
Taskbar transparency Help?

Hi guys, first post here so be gentle please!

I currently use a basic theme with white transparency, the taskbar is transparent when on 'autohide' & I hover the cursor over it, but as soon as I move off it it will hide, which isnt ideal.

But if I switch autohide off, the taskbar is no longer transparent anywhere but the desktop, where it simply appears transparent as it matches the bottom part of the wallpaper.

Here's a shot with auto hide on & the cursor over it:

And here's a shot with the autohide off:

I want it on the desktop all the time, not on auto hide, but transparent in the same way it does when auto hide is selected & I hover over it.

Is this possible in any way?

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06 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate

Umm i'm not sure what you mean... Anyway, it is transparent for me.

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06 Jan 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Here's a tutorial for Firefox:
Firefox - Enable Aero Glass Transparency
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06 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate

Ok, I've realised what's causing it.

When I have the taskbar on normally, Firefox/Chrome/IE all start above the taskbar, so through the tasbar all i can see is the desktop. Yet when I have it on autohide I can see the full screen browser right to the bottom & then then the taskbar is an overlay, so through it I can see the browser underneath.

That make sense?

If so, any ideas how to change that?
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