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10 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 
(Solved) Taskbar Transparency...

Hello, I'm new here and I have a bit of a problem. My laptop's graphic card is ancient in the sense, and does not support Aero effects, though I can use third party programs to replicate them. I have been using Transbar to make my taskbar transparent, but it makes everything transparent, including the icons, which is not a very desired effect. I was wondering if there's any programs out there that might make the taskbar by itself transparent, and not the icons on it.

On a side note, I have tried the registry "hacks" and they don't work for me, so third-party is my best bet.

Thanks in advance.

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10 Feb 2010   #2

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

There's no third party software available at the moment to enable aero transparency. If your graphics card does not support aero, you have to live with it or get a graphics card that support aero.

Hope this helps.
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10 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Thank you D3ftOn3Z (Funky name ^^), guess I can wait and hope for a good programmer to release something like that.

Though, I have seem to have found a working replacement and it's doing a perfect job at simulating it. So all is well.
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10 Feb 2010   #4

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prisoner View Post
Thank you D3ftOn3Z (Funky name ^^), guess I can wait and hope for a good programmer to release something like that.

Though, I have seem to have found a working replacement and it's doing a perfect job at simulating it. So all is well.
Funky name? Thanks. What program are you using now to enable the aero? You can share your tips here so that other users who don't have aero transparency can use your method.
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11 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Using A combination of a few different programs. Good idea, I might make a topic about that :P
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11 Feb 2010   #6

win7 x64
 
 

There are some alternatives when dealing with a graphics card that won't support aero.

Transparent taskbar for people without Aero.

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