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TranslucentTaskbar 1.2 by arkenthera TranslucentTaskbar 1.2 by arkenthera
Makes your taskbar translucent with blur behind it. Only works on Win10.

CHANGELOG

VERSION 1.2
Added 2+ multi monitor support.Can not test it due to not having 2+ monitor,message me if you have any problems

VERSION 1.1
Added an option for disabling blur. Adding AccentState=2 to [TranslucentTaskbar] will disable the blur effect.

Basic Plugin Setup:
[TranslucentTaskbar]
Measure = Plugin
Plugin=TranslucentTaskbar
UpdateDivider=1



To disable Blur:

[TranslucentTaskbar]
Measure = Plugin
Plugin=TranslucentTaskbar
UpdateDivider=1
AccentState=2


Source code for the plugin : gist.github.com/arkenthera/7a8…

KNOWN ISSUES:

* Coming out of screen saver, skin gets broken and doesnt work until reloading. (Looking for a fix)
* after sleeping the PC and awaking it, skin gets broken and doesnt work until reloading.
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SynFloodINC Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Interface Designer
I don't know if anyone else has/had this problem but I recently upgraded from an AMD to an Intel CPU and after that upgrade my chrome got "bigger" and I can now see a grey bar in my taskbar, does anyone know how to fix this? 
prnt.sc/jxb1db
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xR4nD0mx3m0x Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Pressing the windows button on a secondary monitor brings back the taskbar on that monitor. Works totally fine on 1 monitor though.
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scrack26 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you for this, but I am new in rainmeter, you have an instruction how to put color on the taskbar, however I do not know how to ad dummy meter? found this on the Rainmeter forum: "You can also add a dummy Meter with SolidColor=0,255,150,50 behind the taskbar and slightly change the effect." If you can let me know how to do this? thank you very much! Cheers!
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Wookieetreiber Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018  New Deviant
for those who have problems with the taskbar on a 2nd screen.

In the right bottom corner there is this little up showing arrow - clicking on it will open a box where you will find the rainmeter symbol
click on it and a new window will open
in this window on the left side there is a folder called TranslucentTaskbar
In this folder is the "Sample.ini"
click on it
then look for the buttom "Display Monitor"
tick the lowest box "Auto-select based on window position"
done

That helped me with my 2nd screen. I hope I could help you!
Cheers
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Kaladin18 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018
I am especially stupid/not a coder. How exactly do you disable the blur?
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illegally--blonde Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  New Deviant
hey! so to fully disable the blur, you click rainmeter, go to Sample.ini under the TranslucentTaskbar folder, click "edit", and at the bottom below UpdateDivider=1 type AccentState=2. hope this helps!
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Wookieetreiber Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018  New Deviant
In the right bottom corner there is this little up showing arrow - clicking on it will open a box where you will find the rainmeter symbol
click on it and a new window will open
in this window on the left side there is a folder called TranslucentTaskbar
In this folder is the "Sample.ini"
click on it
right top are 3 buttons - "close", "refresh" and "edit" or something like that
simply click on close and it will end the skin
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Kaladin18 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018
My mistake, I meant that Arkenthera gives what looks like commands under a header titled "To disable Blur" which seems like it would make the taskbar completely transparent. Unfortunately I don't know what to do with them. I know I can just end the script and bring back normal Windows taskbar. Thanks anyway, those were very detailed instructions.
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EnderVolts Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Luckily for you, I know what to do with them. So anyways, start editing sample.ini and if you scroll all the way down, you'll find UpdateDivider=1 
Press enter then press space and then type: AccentState=2
This will make your taskbar completely trasparent except for the stuff on it.

Hope this helped!
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Wookieetreiber Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018  New Deviant
I'm sorry but that's a Problem I can't solve neither. I seems to me there is no option to change the Trancparency.
But I´m not enough into rainmeter to be 100% sure. I hope you'll figure it out soon.
Greetings
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Bug38 Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  New Deviant
Thx for this plugin, however I'm having the same random problem with my second screen.
And downloaded version from here shows 1.0 in rainmeter, not 1.2 ;)
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asfagehaerhcxvagaeww Featured By Owner May 25, 2018  New Deviant
I have the same problem as tattauga, my second display stops working when I log in again after locking my interface. Also it stops working when i give programs administator rights (this little popup). Translucent Taskbar Error by asfagehaerhcxvagaeww  
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tattauga Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Professional Photographer
Very nice thank you! But on my second display randomly stops work :)
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ElspethMT Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  New Deviant
I love this, great work!
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biomocmaker Featured By Owner May 13, 2018
I've downloaded Version 1.0 hoping it would be 1.2 but havent seen anything to verify it on Rainmeter. Is 1.2 actually uploaded to download?
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Netherspark Featured By Owner May 10, 2018  New Deviant
Is there any way to make it only apply when no windows are maxmized?   Having a desktop with no taskbar looks great, until you open a window.
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EnderVolts Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Sadly, that's the way it needs to be. Consider this:
It wouldn't really be translucent/transparent if it did that,
It would over complicated to code (And glitchy),
And most of the time spent on a computer is with a maximized window open, that being, it would be completely useless.

I'm sorry but you're going to have to deal with it.
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CheyButterART Featured By Owner May 10, 2018  New Deviant
NOICE
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stheel Featured By Owner Edited May 9, 2018
Your work is fantastic !! Any chance of working on Windows 7? Maybe in another skin based on your script and plugin?
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BugZixx Featured By Owner May 7, 2018
Just to let you know, I have 2 monitors and it's working perfectly ;)
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BooGiest Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  New Deviant
is there a way to make the text in the taskbar a darker color other than white?
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:iconendervolts:
EnderVolts Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I'm pretty sure you can! It would have nothing to do Rainmeter though.
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kampinis Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for this cool skin! works with 2 monitors but when you unload the skin, on the first monitor taskbar goes back to normal but the second monitor - stays the same (translucent)
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EnderVolts Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Try refreshing.
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ShiroCraft Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018
Its plugin for rainmeter or its some programs?
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Zoreus Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018  New Deviant
I love the translucent bar - but there is an issue for me: if i tap on the windows button (bottom left corner), on my second monitor, the translucent bar disappears and I get the standard theme.  Have to reload, so that transculent works again. Happens not for the main monitor. 
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StormPlayzz Featured By Owner May 11, 2018
Same here
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madpr0fesser Featured By Owner May 10, 2018  New Deviant
i am totally new to rainmeter and i am having the same issue with the second monitor. just a heads up. really cool tho.
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nakaharahatara Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hola! Me funcionó a la perfección! Thanks!!! 😉
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Frai7ty Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Is there a way to disable transparency while a window is maximized? I really love the transparency effect when windows are tiled however I find it distracting while they are maximized.

Honestly though I love this.
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FrostersHD Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  New Deviant
windows 8 not work :(
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aXigamer Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  New Deviant
thank you so much now work :D
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aXigamer Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018  New Deviant
pls update for latest version of windows plssss
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oily-666 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  New Deviant
Nice, mine's cluttered with folders and icons
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Spekezy Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  New Deviant
The translucent taskbar works wonders but when I click on one of my programs on the taskbar that certain area or box turns coloured when focused. When i click off it and minimises it turns back to translucent. Does anyone know how to fix this problem? Also my start menu isn't translucent.
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DarkRalts Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018
same plox fix
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ashaykolhe Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018
Awesome!

Is there a way to change the taskbar text color black on white/light background and white on dark/black background?

For e.g., File explorer or browser having white background makes the taskbar text disappear as taskbar text color is white by default. Would be really cool if this color change can happen on the fly.
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oueryemchi Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018
How to install it? I double click it gives an error...I have rain Rainmeter running...WIN 10 PRO
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restX3 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018
Great work.
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ZeuPhantom Featured By Owner Edited Mar 23, 2018  New Deviant
Hey !
Just downloaded it and instaled it with Rainmeter but doesn't work at all.
What's going on ?
I'm on W10 with Rainmeter 4.1 final release.
EDIT : My bad it's working ! Thanks to MrMisterPanda !
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olisod Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018
cool
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KamariaTheWingedDeer Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's Purquoise!
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Dale122 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 13, 2018
I have created a .bat file to restart windows explorer and then used task scheduler to run it on wake up. This fixes the issue that makes the task bar go back to a solid colour. I imagine you could do something similar that will run when screensavers end.

Edit: You can get it to run on screensaver end. In task scheduler create a custom trigger for event ID 4803 (Windows screensaver was dismissed) and run a .bat file that will restart windows explorer.
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ikkitochi Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you give me the specifics for the task scheduling?
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zenothermic Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
Awesome work! 
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CandyIDK Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018
Hope you fix that screen saver issue :p
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