Fix TranslucentTB Not Working on Windows 11 (Taskbar Not Transparent)

Are you facing issues with TranslucentTB on Windows 11? Do you notice that your taskbar is not transparent and have you been struggling to fix the problem? If yes, then you’re in the right place.

TranslucentTB is a powerful tool that lets you customize your taskbar according to your preferences. However, it’s not uncommon to face issues with it, especially after updating to Windows 11. This article will guide you through the process of fixing the TranslucentTB not working issue on Windows 11, including the non-transparent taskbar problem.

Read on to learn how to troubleshoot this issue and get your taskbar back to being transparent once again.

What is TranslucentTB?

TranslucentTB is a free, open-source tool that allows users to customize the appearance of the Windows taskbar. The tool provides various customization options, such as making the taskbar transparent or applying different colors to it. TranslucentTB also allows users to hide or show the taskbar on demand, among other features.

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Fix TranslucentTB Not working or making the Taskbar Transparent

1. Disable STTest using ViveTool

1. Download ViveTool GUI by going to this GitHub page. Make sure to download the Windows executable .exe file.

2. Once downloaded, open and install ViveTool by following the on-screen instructions.

3. Once installed, open ViveTool.

3. Click on the Manually change a Feature button or press F12.

4. Enter 26008830 in the text field, and select Deactivate Feature option from the drop-down menu located next to the text field.

5. You should see a success message. This will disable the STTest feature.

6. Now, restart your PC and check if the TranslucentTB is working fine.

restart windows 11

2. Re-register the taskbar

You can create a batch file on your PC as shown below and re-regsiter the Taskbar:

1. Search and open Notepad.

2. Now, copy the following code and paste it into Notepad:

@echo off
taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
taskkill /f /im shellexperiencehost.exe
timeout /t 3 /NOBREAK > nul
del %localappdata%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\TempState\* /q
timeout /t 2 /NOBREAK > nul
start explorer
@echo on

3. Once done, click on File and select Save as.

4. In the Save As window, give it the File name: ClearTileCache.bat, select the location where you want to save the file, and click on Save.

5. Navigate to the file that you have saved, right-click on it, and select Run as administrator.

As the batch file runs, it will clear the cache of the start menu, leading the desktop and other items to disappear for a moment.

3. Repair/Reset TranslucentTB

You can try repairing the TramnslucentTB app on your Windows 11 PC.

1. Open Windows Settings and go to Apps > Installed Apps.

go to apps installed app windows 11

2. Click on the three dots associated with the TranslucentTB app and go to Advanced options.

3. Under the Reset section, click on the Repair button.

4. Once the repair is done, check if the Taskbar is fine. If not, click on the Reset button located right below the Repair button.

4. Uninstall Windows Update

To fix the problem caused by an incompatible Windows update, uninstall the update responsibly. To do this,

1. Open the Windows Settings by pressing Win + I on the keyboard and go to the Windows Update option from the left pane.

2. From the right, click on the Update history option.

go to settings update history

3. Here, under the Related settings section, click on the Uninstall updates option.

uninstall updates windows 11

Follow the on-screen instructions and uninstall the concerned update.

5. Don’t use Windows 11 Preview Builds (if not, use Dark Mode)

As per what Windows users are reporting, the issue is with the Windows Insider Preview builds. If you are using the preview build then please consider using the stable builds. Also, as a workaround, consider using Windows in Dark mode to gate a higher chance of getting transparent background.

1. Right-click on the desktop and go to Personalization.

2. Go to the Colors option.

go to settings personalization colors
go to settings personalization colors

3. Select Dark from the Choose your mode drop-down menu.

4. Now, click on the TranslucentTB icon, go to Desktop, and select the Clear option.

How to Remove line above the Taskbar

Many users have also complained about the horizontal line visible above the taskbar. If you are also experiencing it then here is a workaround that you can try to fix the problem.

1. Download the RoundedTB app from Microsoft Store.

2. Set the Margin to 1 and the corner Radius to 0.

3. Finally, click on Apply.

If you are facing the issue of TranslucentTB not working on Windows 11, you don’t have to worry as there are various solutions available to fix this problem. You can try the solutions mentioned in this article and hopefully, one of them will work for you.

Remember to always double-check for updates, reinstall the app, or reset your settings if necessary. By following these steps, you can enjoy the transparent taskbar feature on your Windows 11 system once again.

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Hi! I am Bhanu Pratap, co-founder of Yorker Media Group. A die-heart fan of tech and keeps track of every little happening of the same. When not writing, I usually keep myself busy on YouTube making and exploring new and awesome tech content.

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