Windows 10: My taskbar seems to be stuck on dark mode

Discus and support My taskbar seems to be stuck on dark mode in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; My taskbar seems to be stuck on dark mode, I can change to dark and I get the task bar settings back (I get white text and icons), but when I change... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by keys, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. keys Win User

    My taskbar seems to be stuck on dark mode


    My taskbar seems to be stuck on dark mode, I can change to dark and I get the task bar settings back (I get white text and icons), but when I change both options (windows mode and app mode) to light, the checkbox for accent colour on task is greyed out. My taskbar shows dark text and icons in light mode whether I have a dark or light background image

    My taskbar seems to be stuck on dark mode [​IMG]


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    Duh! Figured out the default should in fact be dark mode. I thought it was light by default, but it's the other way around. No wonder I couldn't tick the box to apply accent colour to taskbar! It's not really obvious in the settings. Has the transparency setting changed? It's been a while since I tinkered around with my colours and settings. I seem to remember there being a slider to set the level of transparency for the taskbar, but this doesn't seem to be available anymore.

    :)
     
  2. DaveM121 Win User

    Dark mode

    Hi EpicDoge

    It depends on the version of Windows 10 you have installed, this option changed in version 1903, please check if this works for you:

    Open the Settings App (gear icon on your Start Menu)

    Go to Personalization - Colors

    Set 'Choose your Color' to Custom

    Set Windows Mode to Dark

    Set App Mode to light or Dark

    Then the option to change the Taskbar color should be active . ..

    You can also set App Mode to light or dark separately form Windows Mode and there is a new feature in 1903, where form each Apps settings, you can individually set an app to either dark or light mode . ..

    .
     
    DaveM121, Dec 11, 2019
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  3. Dark Mode

    Hi AI,

    I am Sumit, an Independent Advisor and a 2-Year Windows Insider MVP here to help.

    To get custom color on the taskbar or a dark taskbar keeping everything white here is the ideal configuration.

    Go to Start>Settings>Personalization. Go to Colors menu.

    Under Choose your default Windows mode, choose Custom.

    Under Default Windows mode, choose dark.

    Under Default app mode, choose Light.

    Detailed tutorial is here.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/24038-chang...

    Content on the above blog is written by a Microsoft MVP so it is safe. However, do watch out for the ads.
     
    Sumit (Independent Advisor), Dec 11, 2019
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  4. Xylee Del Win User

    My taskbar seems to be stuck on dark mode

    Stuck in safe mode in windows 10

    Safe mode is intended to help fix most, if not all problems within an operating system, it's not good if we got stuck on it. To correct this, we suggest that you follow the steps below to exit out of Safe mode:

    • Open Run command by pressing Windows key + R
      keys on the keyboard and type msconfig in the command box and press
      Enter.
    • Under General tab, put a check on Normal Startup option.
    • Reboot the system and check if the changes are effective.

    Let us know if you are able to exit out of Safe mode with these steps.
     
    Xylee Del, Dec 11, 2019
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