Possible to remove blur but keep transparency on taskbar?

Sunday, March 25, 2018 by VampireFox2 | Discussion: WindowBlinds



In one of my last posts a kind community member told me how to make my taskbar transparent on one of the themes I downloaded. Discovering this feature was thrilling however I wish to change something. I would like to keep the taskbar transparent but without the blur effect. Is it possible to disable it? Thanks!

Reply #1 Monday, March 26, 2018 9:58 PM

Yes, you need to do it within SkinStudio.  You should be able to download SkinStudio from your Stardock account if you haven't yet.

Apply the skin that you are wanting to edit.  Open SkinStudio and from the menu line click File/Open current WindowBlinds skin.  Then select the substyle you're wanting to change if applicable.

Click on Edit Startmenu and Taskbar, then click on Edit Horizontal Taskbars.

Click on Background.  Then click on the Extra settings tab at the bottom.  Then click on Background effect.  "Blur" will be selected, select Semi transparency instead. Then click on "Apply skin" towards the upper right, then "yes" on the "Save changes?" prompt that appears.  The blur should be gone from the taskbar.

You will probably also want to remove the blur from the Window frames.  Similar process, different section:

You will probably also want to remove the blur from the Start menu.  Similar process, different section.  For the Start menu though you want to remove it from 5 different subsections - Start Menu/Top part, Left hand side/Programs list, Left hand side/Bottom bar, Right hand side/Places list, All programs/Background:


Happy tweaking.

(Love the new image uploading)

Reply #2 Tuesday, March 27, 2018 12:34 PM

You my friend are a genius and a scholar, now my system looks just like Windows 8.1. Thanks!  

Reply #3 Tuesday, March 27, 2018 2:50 PM

Glad you followed my scratchings.  I'm neither genius nor scholar, at best I'm selectively persistent   

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