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#16 Studio384

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 11:34

I like it, can confirm that it works on Windows 8.1 too (Neobond already said that, but better 2 than 1 testcase).




#17 Steven P.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 11:40

I like it, can confirm that it works on Windows 8.1 too (Neobond already said that, but better 2 than 1 testcase).

If you use it like this (from command prompt) opaquetaskbar.exe /resident you can switch back and forth easily too :p



#18 Richard C.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 14:59

I really don't get why MS didn't allow a transparency toggle, or better yet just disable it entirely since there's no transparency anywhere else in the OS. The OPs app works great. (Y)



#19 ellineo

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 20:09

Thank you! This is working perfect :)



#20 ManMountain

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 20:21

Great little utility, cheers :) Though the mind boggles that Microsoft didn't think to provide the choice to disable transparency on the taskbar.



#21 B0mberman

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 13:03

cheers, finally found this. great little app (Y)



#22 Richard C.

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 11:41

Im liking it, however is it possible to get the colours to match? It's only a minor annoyance but they're different.


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This also happens with the disable transparency option in start is back, I think the UI is designed for the taskbar to be a slightly darker colour



#23 +Ryster

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 17:53

I'll throw my thanks into the ring also. As Neobond said, with lighter wallpapers the transparent taskbar is extremely annoying. Now it isn't :)

 

My only issue now is if I change the them colour to something dark, Windows stupid keeps the window titles black. Is there a way to change the colour of the window titles?



#24 +MikeChipshop

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 18:09

Great, now we can have an even uglier UI on the desktop.

 

Yeah, damn choice eh?  :rolleyes:



#25 Richard C.

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 22:18

I actually like the UI for the Windows 8 desktop, its certainly cleaner than Aero in Windows 7.



#26 vcfan

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 01:42

I really don't get why MS didn't allow a transparency toggle, or better yet just disable it entirely since there's no transparency anywhere else in the OS. The OPs app works great. (Y)

 

http://www.neowin.ne...-x64-has-leaked

 

it might be in the new win 8.1 leak already. check the comments,specifically member ians18, he says according to a website, they say fully non translucent taskbar feature is there.



#27 Dot Matrix

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 01:52

http://www.neowin.ne...-x64-has-leaked

 

it might be in the new win 8.1 leak already. check the comments,specifically member ians18, he says according to a website, they say fully non translucent taskbar feature is there.

I hope so, I can't stand that ****ing transparency.



#28 Kelly Eston

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 10:22

I know this thread is really old but thought I'd add to it.  I found this by searching for how to remove the transparency from the Windows Taskbar and it all seemed ideal but after downloading the very latest version, it's riddled with adware and special offers and even redirects to the author's webpage upon installation (always a suspicious sign, imagine the info that could be relayed to that website.)

 

Also, it crashed on Windows 8, so if you're using that system, this "grey area" software isn't the answer.

With help of Tihiy (the author of StartIsBack) I have figured out how to make opaque taskbar in Windows 8. I have created a lightweight application which does that thing.
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As you can see, with Opaque Taskbar for Windows 8 you will be able:

  • to disable taskbar transparency
  • to restore the transparency back
  • to make Taskbar opaque after Windows startup.
THis is how it looks:
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Opaque Taskbar for Windows 8 is free, portable application and does not require to be installed. It is compatible with Windows 8 x86 and Windows 8 x64.

Donwload Opaque Taskbar for Windows 8

 



#29 nitins60

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 10:46

^ Welcome to NeoWin :)



#30 +LimeMaster

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 17:09

Nice little program you've made! :D

 

It surprisingly makes the desktop more appealing to look at. I guess Microsoft must have forgot to remove the transparency from the taskbar when they made the flat desktop theme.