There is also theAzack9's popular FrostedGlass plugin.
Looking through both source codes I noticed that they are very similar. And to learn more about c++ I have decided to try to merge them and to look at some of their issues.
And this is the result TranslucentRM plugin.
This plugin has two measure mode one for taskbar and other for skin.
"Translucent Taskbar mode" options:
will enable taskbar mode
taskbar mode has some specific options:
will change information showed in log (Skin Tab)
Instead of selected accent it will return monitor count and instead of measure mode it will return used color in hex format (RRGGBB).
will enable support for 2+ monitor setup and allow to use child measures
child measure has 2 options:
where N is index of secondary taskbars, it is in range from 0 to (number of monitor - 1)
each time you move taskbars, refresh skin to calculate new index for each taskbars
will disable measure
with plugin will work in "FrostedGlass mode"
unlike "FrostedGlass" where you can choose which border you want, this will add all 4 borders
will allow you to choose accent:
opaque, transparency is ignored
transparent, border option is ignored
blur, border option will disable color
acrylic, for "FrostedGlass mode" this is broken in Windows 10 build 10.0.18362, 1903 (May 2019 Update).
I cannot fix it, this is Windows bug.
color in hex format RRGGBBAA or RRGGBB
will use Windows 10 accent color, with transparency from color option (last 2 number - AA)
Take a note that this is an unofficial and undocumented method of using Win10 API and with future Windows 10 version this plugin might stop working correctly. You are using this plugin on your own risk and I am not responsible for issues this plugin may cause.
You have been warned!
And another important note, I am not programmer and I still beginner in c++ (I am learning c++ in my limited free time), so there may be some issues.
Minimal requirements is Windows 10. For acrylic option Windows 10 build 10.0.17134, 1803 (April 2018 update) .
Also for skin to show correctly you will need "Segoe MDL2 Assets" font installed, which is installed by default on Windows 10.
If there is some issues, reply here. I will try to fix it, but I won't promise anything. measure example (for other example get skin in attachment):
for better taskbar customization I recommend you to use TranslucentTB instead of rainmeter plugin.
btw the most difficult problem was choosing the name for plugin