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Translucent Taskbar

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arkenthera
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Translucent Taskbar

arkenthera » January 12th, 2017, 7:34 pm

This skin uses Win10 API to make the taskbar transparent and blurs behind it like how Windows handles transparency in Start Menu/Notification center etc. Source code for the plugin is available here https://gist.github.com/arkenthera/7a807e04ee8f1d95425f710944667508

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You can also add a dummy Meter with SolidColor=0,255,150,50 behind the taskbar and slightly change the effect.

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Or you can remove the blur effect with AccentState=2 and make it fully clean.

You can download the .rmskin on http://arkenthera.deviantart.com/art/TranslucentTaskbar-1-2-656402039
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eclectic-tech
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Re: Translucent Taskbar

eclectic-tech » January 13th, 2017, 3:28 am

Nice Work! 8-)
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dvo
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Re: Translucent Taskbar

dvo » January 13th, 2017, 5:12 pm

sweet works like a charm... :o
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rlyoung04
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Re: Translucent Taskbar

rlyoung04 » January 14th, 2017, 3:43 pm

Works great with 3 monitors. :great:
ALink95
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Joined: April 29th, 2017, 8:01 am

Re: Translucent Taskbar

ALink95 » April 29th, 2017, 8:06 am

Hello!
I love your plugin, it's beautiful and works great.
But is it possible to make an option to activate "chameleon" option for the taskbar?
When i use a bright wallpaper, i sometimes can't read hour anymore on my taskbar, or even see white icons, so making an option that change the font color or icons color to match with the background would be great!
vdelica
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Joined: December 27th, 2014, 11:51 am

Re: Translucent Taskbar

vdelica » July 25th, 2018, 4:12 pm

Awesome work! I just wanna ask if there's any way to reduce the opacity?? Tried in-app options and editted .ini but got nothing
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eclectic-tech
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Re: Translucent Taskbar

eclectic-tech » July 25th, 2018, 5:52 pm

vdelica wrote:Awesome work! I just wanna ask if there's any way to reduce the opacity?? Tried in-app options and editted .ini but got nothing
You can add an image meter to the code, set it's height to your taskbar height (usually 40), move it to the same location as the taskbar, to change the opacity.

Code: Select all

[Rainmeter]
Update=16

[Metadata]
Name=TranslucentTaskbar
Author=arkenthera
Information=Translucent Taskbar
Version=1.2
License=Creative Commons Attribution - Non - Commercial - Share Alike 3.0

[Variables]
Alpha=64

[Opacity]
Meter=Image
SolidColor=255,255,255,#Alpha#
W=#ScreenAreaWidth#
H=40
DynamicVariables=1

[TranslucentTaskbar]
 Measure=Plugin
 Plugin=TranslucentTaskbar
 ; To remove blur effect uncomment the next line
 ; AccentState=2
 
Alternately, if you want to match the current Windows Accent color, you can install the SysColor.dll plugin by Brian, and use it to get the accent color chosen by Windows to color the transparency.

Code: Select all

[Rainmeter]
Update=16

[Metadata]
Name=TranslucentTaskbar
Author=arkenthera
Information=Translucent Taskbar
Version=1.2
License=Creative Commons Attribution - Non - Commercial - Share Alike 3.0

[Variables]
Alpha=64

[MeasureColorTrigger]
Measure=Plugin
Plugin=SysColor
ColorType=DWM_COLOR
DisplayType=RGB

[Opacity]
Meter=Image
SolidColor=[MeasureColorTrigger],#Alpha#
W=#ScreenAreaWidth#
H=40
DynamicVariables=1

[TranslucentTaskbar]
 Measure=Plugin
 Plugin=TranslucentTaskbar
 ; To remove blur effect uncomment the next line
 ; AccentState=2
 
Have fun! :welcome:
etl
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Joined: July 28th, 2019, 5:40 pm

Re: Translucent Taskbar

etl » July 28th, 2019, 5:43 pm

Noticed a bug where occasionally, pressing the Windows key to open/close the start menu will cause the translucent taskbar to disappear briefly. It basically flickers off for a fraction of a second, revealing the system taskbar underneath, before reappearing.