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Windows 7: Removing "blur" From the Taskbar.

11 Aug 2010   #21
Diet

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TBVNZ View Post
Hey I found a link to one of my screenshots, checked doubt. Technical 10 Desktop « Productive Geek Forums
That's how mine looks when I use the TClock and set it to about 30-45% transparency, but then the icons on the taskbar are also quite transparent. Though the theme alone doesn't look transparent like that, just when TClock is used.


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12 Aug 2010   #22
TBVNZ

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Yeah, but I guess I kind of like the muted icons since my desktop theme is so dark and monochomatic. You've tweaked my interest so now I have to keep trying to find a solution. I'll keep you guys posted.
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12 Aug 2010   #23
TBVNZ

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12 Aug 2010   #24
Diet

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TBVNZ View Post
That's actually the one I'm using right now along with TClock, it's nice in that it removes the "boundaries" of the taskbar, as in the lines that separate it from the rest of the background, it'd look great in conjunction with removing the blur because then it'd look just like you have icons going across the bottom of your screen, and there is no bar, which is kinda what I'd like to do.

Thanks for all the suggestions, I'll keep trying things too It's just one those things that I really want to figure out since it seems like no one has before.

If anyone reading this has any ideas of how to do this via editing something in windows, and has experience doing so or could just offer some suggestions, I'm all ears for whatever you think might work.
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15 Nov 2010   #25
shamo

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit Ver. 6.1.7600
 
 

hello all
is this problem solved?
just to shar..i use the transbar software..here- Download Transbar 1.4.2 Free - You can adjust the transparency level of your taskbar - Softpedia
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15 Nov 2010   #26
TBVNZ

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shamo View Post
hello all
is this problem solved?
just to shar..i use the transbar software..here- Download Transbar 1.4.2 Free - You can adjust the transparency level of your taskbar - Softpedia
Hey I never found anything new I'm using the same setup (I still like it). Anyway the link you have doesnt mention Vista or Seven as supported os's, does it work for you?
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15 Nov 2010   #27
Diet

Windows 7
 
 

Tried it, it does the same thing as tclock, it doesn't remove the blur, it just make the bar transparent enough that the blur isn't as noticeable, but by then the buttons and icons all look faded. I really am surprised no one ever found a way to change this, I really thought it wouldn't be a difficult thing but I guess that blurriness is really hardwired into the OS somehow, and not just some registry value or image file in a package. =
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16 Nov 2010   #28
shamo

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit Ver. 6.1.7600
 
 

hello TBVNZ..yes it works for me..before this i used XP and it worked too..

sorry i couldnt help u Diet


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17 Nov 2010   #29
Diet

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah, that's the exact same thing I get, but as you can see in your screen shot it fades everything, it doesn't remove the blur it just sets the alpha of the bar low enough so that the blur doesn't show up as much. Same thing is built into tclock, but this is nice if you didn't want the whole clock part.
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14 Mar 2011   #30
Diet

Windows 7
 
 

Been awhile since I've checked this, but had some time today and thought I'd look around to see if this ever got solved. From the looks of it it's still impossible to remove the blur without dropping the transparency of the taskbar. I did however find an interesting image at Perfect clear taskbar win7 xp by =PeterRollar on deviantART but the English is so bad I can't really tell what they did, something about using resource hacker, regardless I couldn't figure it out or reproduce it. They might just be making the taskbar have a background that matches the same chunk of background the bar covers so it just "looks" transparent (which is pretty much worthless). Anyone else ever have any luck with this?
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