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Windows 7: Totally transparent taskbar, removed highlights?

07 Feb 2010   #1
oh gosh

Windows 7 Home Premium
Totally transparent taskbar, removed highlights?

Hello all!

I'm working on getting a nice minimalist setup going, and it's pretty good so far. The one thing I just can't seem to work out is managing the transparency on the taskbar. Ideally, I would have it absolutely transparent -- Windows only seems to let you go as high as about 70% -- and without highlights on the opened apps (this way, a pinned icon would look exactly the same as a currently-running icon).

Do I need to buy Windowblinds or something to get this going, or can I tweak my way there normally? If someone could help me out with this, it'd be awesome.

And while we're here, just as an aside: is it too much to hope that any of you fine ladies and gentleman have come across a nice set of clean/minimalist icons for popular programs? I mean things like Word, Firefox, WLM, Windows Explorer, etc...

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08 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64

Token is a pretty popular icon set made by brsev, it can be found Token by ~brsev on deviantART

Instead of making your own theme, have you tried out Soft 1.8?
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08 Feb 2010   #3
oh gosh

Windows 7 Home Premium

That icon set looks beautiful, thanks for that.

And I'm sorry, but what's Soft 1.8? I tried Googling it, but didn't find anything related.
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08 Feb 2010   #4
oh gosh

Windows 7 Home Premium

I applied all of those icons, my taskbar looks much cleaner and nicer now. Thanks a lot! Now to work out how to get this one onto the start button -- I'm reading the thread here, but it's gargantuan.
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08 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7-RC

Soft 1.8 is a popular theme that gets rid of the highlight.

Soft7 1.8 for Windows 7 by ~AP-GRAPHIK on deviantART
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