TranslucentTB for Windows

TranslucentTB is a lightweight software for a windows taskbar advanced customize. Using TranslucentTB you can easily apply to transparency look your taskbar.

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TranslucentTB Features


  • Advanced color picker supporting alpha and live preview to change the taskbar's color.
  • Taskbar states (choose one - color can be customized on every state except Normal):
    • Normal: Regular Windows style. (as if TranslucentTB was not running)
    • Opaque: Tinted taskbar, without transparency.
    • Clear: Tinted taskbar.
    • Blur: Will make the taskbar slightly blurred.
    • Acrylic: Will give the taskbar an appearance similar to Microsoft's Fluent Design guidelines.
  • Dynamic modes (these can be used together and each of them provides a taskbar state and color you can customize):
    • Dynamic Windows: Will change the taskbar to a different appearance if a window is currently maximized or visible.
    • Dynamic Start Menu: Will change the taskbar appearance when the start menu is opened.
    • Dynamic Cortana: Will change the taskbar appearance when Cortana (or the search menu if Cortana is disabled) is open.
    • Dynamic Timeline: Will change the taskbar appearance when the Timeline is open.
  • Ability to show or hide the Aero Peek button depending on the currently active dynamic mode.

December 1, 2022

Improvements and Bug fixes.


  • Fix battery saver mode being active despite the user having disabled it.
  • Made some changes that should significantly help with TranslucentTB not working after the computer resumes from sleep or when a display is unplugged or plugged in.
  • Fix poor tray icon contrast in high contrast modes like "Desert".
  • Hide empty document errors when the configuration file is empty.
  • Fix tray icon turning blurry when the system DPI changes.
  • Fix search opened and Start opened states on Windows 11.
  • Allow blur to be picked again on Windows 11 RTM when KB5006746 is installed.
  • Remove blur on Windows 11 SV2. This feature has been removed from the OS by Microsoft. It's likely not coming back.
  • When blur is not available on the user's system, automatically upgrade them to acrylic.
  • Enable XAML context menu on Windows 10 build 19041-19045 if KB5007253 is installed.


Oct 08, 2021

Improvements and Bug fixes.


  • Add battery saver state, disabled by default
  • Fix error message being missing in logs when US English locale is missing
  • Fix acrylic being broken on Windows 11
  • Fix crash when a second instance is launched
  • Restore blur option on Windows 11 build 22449 and higher
  • Update to stable release of WinUI 2.7, reducing download size tenfold.
TranslucentTB 2022.1
December 1, 2022
1 MB
TranslucentTB 2021.5
October 8, 2021
1 MB


TranslucentTB 2022.1

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