How to make Taskbar fully transparent on Windows 10

This nifty tool makes the Taskbar 100 percent transparent (or blurrier) on Windows 10.

Windows 10 fully Taskbar transparent
Windows 10 fully Taskbar transparent

UPDATED 12/11/2023: On Windows 10, you can make the Taskbar fully transparent, but you will need a third-party app, and in this guide, I’ll teach how. You get a lot of options to customize the Taskbar. You can control which items appear in the notification area, disable app badges, and enable semi-transparent material. However, you can’t make the Taskbar fully transparent or use blur to make it look like frosted glass.

Fortunately, you can use third-party tools like “TranslucentTB” to change the Taskbar behavior to make it completely transparent or add blur or acrylic effects.

In this guide, I will teach you the steps to make the Taskbar on Windows 10 fully transparent.

[tb]Warning: You’ll be using a third-party application. While the app has been tested and works correctly, understand that using third-party tools can sometimes cause problems. Use it at your own risk. You’ve been warned.[/tbx]

Make Taskbar fully transparent on Windows 10

To make the Taskbar transparent, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Store download page.

  2. Click the Get button for the TrasnlucentTB app.

  3. Click the Open button.

    TranslucentTB for Windows 10

  4. Click the Continue button (if applicable).

  5. Click the TrasnlucentTB icon in the System Tray and choose the transparency effect: 

    • Clear – Shows the Taskbar fully transparent.
    • Blur – Shows a frosted glass effect in the Taskbar.
    • Acrylic – Shows a semi-transparent effect in the Taskbar.

    Windows 10 Taskbar clear

Once you complete the steps, the Taskbar should now appear fully transparent on Windows 10.

Taskbar clear, blur, acrylic effects
Taskbar clear, blur, acrylic effects

In addition, you can also change the appearance of the Taskbar when opening different elements, such as the Start menu, Search, and Task View.

Update December 11, 2023: This guide has been updated to ensure accuracy and reflect changes to the process.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].