It’s true that there are several ways you can optimize the Windows 10 experience, but it’s also true that this operating system is a frustrating mess. We’ve highlighted many of the things that annoy us in Windows 10, such as Microsoft forcing updates on users, but one sticks out in particular.
There’s a disturbing lack of personalization and customization options, especially when compared to previous versions of the operating system. If you want to tweak Windows 10, you’ll have to rely on third-party utilities — assuming such utilities exist for what you want to do.
TranslucentTB is one such example.
Once downloaded, just double-click the EXE and your taskbar will turn transparent. By default, it will use the Blur setting which makes the taskbar look like frosted glass, but you can use the system tray icon to switch to Clear mode which makes it totally transparent.
To make your taskbar transparent on startup, right-click on the EXE and select Create shortcut, then move the shortcut to the Startup folder. To reach the Startup folder, open File Explorer and copy/paste this into the address bar:
Note that some antivirus programs may flat TranslucentTB as a virus or malware. Feel free to ignore such warnings and add it to the antivirus whitelist. It’s an open source program so if you’re skeptical or suspicious, you can check out the code for yourself.
Download — TranslucentTB (Free)
Did it work for you? Why do you personally want your taskbar to be invisible? Got any other nifty Windows 10 utilities that are worth mentioning? Let us know in the comments below!