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Monday, January 24, 2022 by 3java3 | Discussion: Curtains

For some reason, I am having difficulty changing a window title bar from opaque to transparent so that it stays transparent in Curtains, but when I load it up into curtains, it changes from transparent to opaque. I don't know why it does this. It seems to happen when the taskbar stays with the default Windows 10 theme. Sometimes I can get the transparency to show itself up if I I modify somebody else's theme, but I have lost interest in modifying other themes and just want to create new ones on my own, or modify my own themes. It's a tricky thing, and I am not sure how to demonstrate this with a screenshot, but I ask, has anyone else had this issue as well? And how did you solve it? Thanks again!

Reply #1 Monday, January 24, 2022 7:13 PM

Sorry to hear you are having issues. More information on your system please.

  1. Windows 10 full version numbers, use Winver.exe to get full version numbers.
  2. Curtains version installed.
  3. Curtains theme you having issue with.
  4. Screenshots of your issue will help us understand it better.

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Reply #2 Tuesday, January 25, 2022 12:44 AM

You do need to have this box checked in the Curtains edit section for the titlebars to be transparent:

Reply #3 Tuesday, January 25, 2022 2:28 PM

Hi. I am using Win 10 20H2, fall 2020 update.............Curtains 1.19. I am trying to create a theme called "Serenity State". I have not been able to get the title bar transparent on various open windows. Not the taskbar and not the start menu.

Evidence of transparency in Paint.Net

Reply #4 Tuesday, January 25, 2022 2:30 PM

Also, this.........


No Transparency seen

Reply #5 Tuesday, January 25, 2022 2:32 PM

I will try out Dave's suggestion. Don't know why I didn't notice that item before. Anyway, thanks much.

And thank you Dave for your kind suggestion and advice. The best day ever for all the folks in this community!

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