TranslucentTB 2022.1

TranslucentTB 1
TranslucentTB 1

TranslucentTB is a lightweight tool that gives you the option to make your Windows 10 or Windows 11 taskbar translucent. It’s revised and ready for Windows 11. With TranslucentTB, you’ll have more control over the appearance of your taskbar.

You can customize the effect and color of it, and combine states (maximized window, Start Menu open, Cortana open, and Timeline open), each with a customizable taskbar appearance to reach a dynamically changing and visually pleasing taskbar.


New features

  • Localization support
    TranslucentTB can now be localized in different languages. Take a look at the contributor’s guide if you want to submit your own translation! Currently supported languages are:

    • Chinese (Simplified)
    • Chinese (Traditional)
    • Japanese
    • English (United States)
  • Portable mode
    On Windows 11, TranslucentTB can now run without needing to be installed. Download the file below to get started.
  • Rules
    Exposed in the configuration file only, rules allow you to customize the taskbar’s appearance in a per-app manner: depending on the highest Z-order maximized window or the currently active window.
  • Remove the taskbar line/border
    On Windows 11, you can now remove the taskbar line or border depending on which state is active.

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.
  • Fix an issue where TranslucentTB’s settings could end up being wiped when shutting down the computer.
  • Fix TranslucentTB crashing if you uninstall it while the welcome dialog is open.

Various improvements/changes

  • 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.
  • Update WinUI to 2.8.
  • Use the new Segoe UI Variable font on Windows 11 for XAML UI elements.
  • Various code cleanups and modernization.

Download: GitHub
Download: Microsoft Store