Windows 10: Turn On or Off Blur for Start Menu and Taskbar in Windows 10

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  1. swarfega Win User

    Turn On or Off Blur for Start Menu and Taskbar in Windows 10


    How to: Turn On or Off Blur for Start Menu and Taskbar in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Start Menu and Taskbar Blur in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Blur for Start Menu and Taskbar in Windows 10 [​IMG]
    Warning This tutorial no longer works starting with Windows 10 build 10147 on June 18th 2015.


    Turn On or Off Blur for Start Menu and Taskbar in Windows 10 [​IMG]
    Information In Windows 10, you can turn on or off the blur behind the Start menu and taskbar when you have transparency turned on.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the bur behind the Start menu and taskbar for your user account in Windows 10.


    Turn On or Off Blur for Start Menu and Taskbar in Windows 10 [​IMG]
    Note If you are using a high contrast theme, then transparency and blur will be disabled.

    If you have transparency turned on, then you will be able to turn on or off the blur effect behind the Start menu and taskbar.

    If you have color with blur disabled.


    EXAMPLE: Blur behind Start menu and Taskbar On and Off

    (Blur on)

    Turn On or Off Blur for Start Menu and Taskbar in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    (Blur off)

    Turn On or Off Blur for Start Menu and Taskbar in Windows 10 [​IMG]



    Here's How:


    Turn On or Off Blur for Start Menu and Taskbar in Windows 10 [​IMG]
    Note The .bat files below are for changing the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize

    EnableBlurBehind DWORD

    0 = Turn off
    1 = Turn on



    1. Do step 2 or step 3 below for what you would like to do.


    2. To Turn Off Start Menu and Taskbar Blur
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_Off_Start_Menu_and_Taskbar_Blur.bat

    Download

    3. To Turn On Start Menu and Taskbar Blur
    NOTE: This is the default setting.
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_On_Start_Menu_and_Taskbar_Blur.bat

    Download
    4. Save the .bat file to your desktop, and run the .bat file.

    5. If prompted, click/tap on Run to approve.
    NOTE: If you like, you can unblock the .bat file to stop getting the Run prompt.

    6. You will now notice your screen flicker and a command prompt quickly open and close as explorer is restarted to apply the registry changes.

    7. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .bat file if you like.



    That's it,
    Shawn


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    swarfega, Apr 30, 2015
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  2. Windows 10: Unable to turn off start menu blur behind.

    I am unable to turn off the start menu blur behind in Windows 10 Pro. The only way that I know how to do this is through the following registry key:

    H_KEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize

    Then set the DWord value EnableBlurBehind to 0.

    Beyond that, what else is there? I want to keep the transparency though.
     
    Maelstorm.1973, Apr 30, 2015
    #2
  3. Riel Alc Win User
    Windows 10: Unable to turn off start menu blur behind.

    Hi,

    Currently, the stated registry key is the only way to enable and disable Blur Behind Menu.

    You may visit our Microsoft Feedback Hub to send your valuable feedback to us.

    Thank you.
     
    Riel Alc, Apr 30, 2015
    #3
  4. Jackalito Win User

    Turn On or Off Blur for Start Menu and Taskbar in Windows 10

    Thanks Brink for the trick. It's been working like a charm for the latest betas.
    However, I cannot make it work in 10147 in order to disable the blur transparency effect. I modify the key in the Windows registry and, even after restarting, it doesn't change and it keeps the blurred transparency, which I don't like.

    I've searched in the registry for another 'EnableBlurBehind' chain and nothing is found apart from the one referred in this thread.
    Anyone else seeing this? Any suggestions?
    Thanks *Smile
     
    Jackalito, Jun 19, 2015
    #4
  5. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Hello Jackalito,

    I'm having the same issue in build 10147. It looks like this will no longer work in it. *Sad

    I'll test again in the next official build release to see if it may work in it.
     
    Brink, Jun 19, 2015
    #5
  6. Jackalito Win User
    Thanks, Brink.

    I really hope they allow us to change it in future builds or, at least, in the RTM/GA one, whether from Settings or modifying the Registry.
    I'll also try it again with the next official build for Insiders *Wink

    Cheers!
     
    Jackalito, Jun 19, 2015
    #6
  7. Edwin New Member
    Hopefully it's a small change, much like enabling the 'Dark' theme: it required changing the DWORD from 'SystemUsesLightTheme' to 'AppsUseLightTheme'.
    Still working on it! *Wink
     
    Edwin, Jun 19, 2015
    #7
  8. Jackalito Win User

    Turn On or Off Blur for Start Menu and Taskbar in Windows 10

    Thanks, Edwin
    Turn On or Off Blur for Start Menu and Taskbar in Windows 10 [​IMG]
     
    Jackalito, Jun 19, 2015
    #8
  9. Jackalito Win User
    Has anyone tried if we can get transparency without blur in build 10158?
    Thanks and sorry for the double post!
     
    Jackalito, Jun 29, 2015
    #9
  10. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Sorry to say that this tutorial no longer works in build 10158. *Sad

    I'm removing this tutorial now.
     
    Brink, Apr 4, 2018
    #10
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