How to make taskbar more transparent in Windows 10

Here are two ways to modify the registry to make the taskbar more transparent:

Method 1

  1. Click on the Start Menu and type regedit and hit Enter
  2. Navigate to the following key:


  1. Right-click on the Advanced subkey in the left window pane
  2. Go down to New and select DWORD (32-bit) Value
  3. Name the new value UseOLEDTaskbarTransparency
  4. Now double-click on the value you just renamed
  5. In the new window enter 1 in the Value Data field
  6. Click OK and then reboot your PC

Method 2

If you don't feel like doing it manually through the registry, you can use a Taskbar Transparency Hack (.reg file) from that does the exact same thing descrived above but this way you just have to double-click the .reg file contained in the zip download and it will import the key automatically. You will need to reboot after doing this method as well.

You can use classic shell to do this. There's an option in there that will allow you to make the taskbar transparent to whatever level you want.


  1. Download and install Classic Shell (above link)
  2. Open 'Classic Start Menu Settings'
  3. Check the box labeled 'Show all settings'
  4. Click on the tab labeled 'Taskbar'
  5. Set a color and opacity

Note: you may want to remove some of the things Classic Shell does by default - doing so shouldn't be too difficult, just look around the settings.

I use StartIsBack++ to have more control over the taskbar. In the StartIsBack++ options you can make Taskbar transparent and add blur

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to it like in Windows 7

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