taskbar transparency

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Rodriguez, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. Rodriguez

    Rodriguez Guest

    i have found many programs which enable making the taskbar transparent/translucent and it really does enhance the appearance of the windowsxp desktop. however, whenever the start menu is opened, after it is closed, a line of color is always left above that spot. does anyone know of a transparency program which eliminates this problem? thanks in advance.
     
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    I never heard of making the taskbar transparent...

    How about using auto-hide?
     
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    they do this with a hack that sets a window's alpha-blend to something other than "1". not redrawing properly is a problem because the window was never meant to be transparent in the first place! So Windows doesn't re-draw what it thinks can't be seen (to speed things up, since redrawing the whole screen, including what isn't visible, is a waste of CPU time) This is what leaves those artifacts.
     
  4. Rodriguez

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    jollyogre - i see.

    my gripe is with the windows xp 3D taskbar. i really hate the way it looks but i also dont want to apply autohide because that is a nuisance. i really like the flat taskbar seen under windows classic mode. however, i hate the rest of windows classic mode. is there any way or program which makes the windows xp mode taskbar appear flat as seen in windows classic? thanks
     
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    I'm not in front of XP right now, so this is the just of it, and you can prolly find it from there:

    Control Panel > System > Advanced > Settings > Performance
     

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