In Windows 11, Microsoft changed the alignment of the taskbar and removed several taskbar customization options. Let’s look at the steps you need to take to make your taskbar transparent in Windows 11.
In Windows 11, Microsoft switched the alignment of the taskbar and removed several customization options. These changes make it difficult to resize or modify basic tasks such as the taskbar.
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Several useful third-party tools, such as Taskbar 11, RoundedTB, and Start11, can help. They still lack some functionality and take up space, but they give access to other options that make you happy.
Windows 11 users can add a transparency effect to the taskbar on their devices. Windows provides the ability to make windows and the taskbar transparent. Note that you can’t change these settings until Windows 11 is activated.
- Go to the Start menu > the Settings app, or tap Windows + I
- Go to Personalization > Colors
- Turn on the Transparency Effects option. After that, the taskbar should change its color.
Note that the taskbar is not entirely transparent. If you want to make it completely transparent, some third-party solutions may be more suitable for your needs.
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How to Make the Taskbar Transparent in Windows 11
In our example, we will use the TranslucentTB program, downloaded from the GitHub repository. The application can be downloaded and installed by clicking on http://www.transluscentsoftware.com/TranslucentTB_appinstaller. You can also directly download the file from below.
When the app starts, it adds an icon to the area in the taskbar. Right-click the icon and select Desktop > Clear to get a fully transparent taskbar. The app supports other taskbar states. Try them out to find the one that suits you best. You can set colors for each except the Normal state.
Note: You can also try classic Shell’s successor, the Open Shell program.
Windows 11 comes with design changes. The taskbar, for instance, does not allow customization in the same way that previous versions of Windows did; even when it does provide the option, many of the things that users want to customize require additional third-party solutions.