A lightweight (uses a few MB of RAM and almost no CPU) utility that makes the Windows taskbar translucent/transparent on Windows 10.
You can see examples of the customizations you can make in the images below:
You can download the program for free from the Microsoft Store and take advantage of its features like background auto-updates and settings sync.
If you prefer a classical download, you can do so via the releases tab.
If you want to get the latest bleeding edge build, you can grab it over at the Azure Pipelines page. Note that these build may not work, or include features that are partially complete. Use at your own risk.
To add TranslucentTB to startup, check the "Open at boot" entry in the TranslucentTB tray icon's context menu. If it is grayed out, TranslucentTB startup has been disabled by your organization.
We have a Liberapay! Don't hesitate to donate if you appreciate TranslucentTB and would like to support our work.
Some antiviruses are over eager, so they might flag this program as malicious. IT IS NOT! Over 2M users have downloaded this program safely. The source is open, you can compile it yourself, and we welcome any and all security reviews.
TranslucentTB is a team effort! It is the result of the collective efforts of many people:
If you are looking for something that modifies more than just the taskbar, there are several programs out there.
You may have seen similar translucency abilities from programs such as StartIsBack, Start10 and the now defunct Classic Shell. All of these are great programs, but I don't need the start-replacement features, so I wrote this. TranslucentTB also allows for more customizability over the taskbar with features such as Dynamic Windows, Dynamic Peek and Dynamic Start that these programs don't have. The storage and memory impact is also lesser.
This program is free (as in speech) software under the GPLv3. Please see the license file for more.