Since the release of Windows Vista, Microsoft has adopted a semi-transparent interface on their system which look modern at that time. The same style is then taken to Windows 7 with almost no changes. Although the translucent style seems faded on Windows 8, it’s now available on Windows 10.
Unsurprisingly, as Windows 10 mostly designed with flat colors in mind, the transparent style is not applied by default. You need to access the setting and enable it manually.
On top of that, there is not much customization you can do besides changing its color. Unless if you are using third-party software that would make Windows 10 Taskbar more transparent and comes with a handful of customizations. Check out the guide below!
#1 Enable Taskbar transparency through Windows Settings
1. Righ-click on the desktop background and click Personalize.
2. Click on Colors.
3. Set the Transparency effects On.
4. The Taskbar and the Start menu will be transparent.
To add extra personalization and effects, you may try a free Windows app named TranslucentTB which the guide you can follow below.
#2 Adjust transparency style & level with TranslucentTB
1. Go to the TranslucentTB page and click Get.
2. Then allow to Open Microsoft Store.
3. The Microsoft Store app will launch, click Get again.
4. Once the app has been installed, click Launch.
5. TranslucentTB will show you a notice message, just click Yes.
6. The Taskbar will instantly become clear.
7. To customize the effect, right-click on the TranslucentTB icon from the system tray.
To get a consistent result, be sure to keep the setting to be the same across Regular, Regular, Maximised window, Start Menu opened, Cortana/Search opened, and Timeline opened.
TranslucentTB is essentially modifying the values related to Taskbar on Windows Registry. In case it’s causing crash or glitch, you may uninstall the app and everything should back to the way it was.