How To Disable Transparency Effects In Windows 10

Windows 10, the latest operating system from Microsoft, comes with a transparent taskbar. Previous versions of Windows like Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 include a transparent taskbar as well, but there was no option to disable it. In Windows 10, Microsoft finally added the appropriate option. The user is able to disable transparency effects in Windows 10 without using third party tools.

Pin More Contacts to Taskbar in Windows 10 (My People)

The MyPeople feature of Windows 10 was first introduced in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. It is a toolbar which allows pinning your favorite contacts to the taskbar. A pinned contact appears as a button on the taskbar and provides all the ways to communicate with that person.

How to Hide Search and Task View from Taskbar in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with a Search box and a Task View button enabled on the taskbar. They take up valuable space on the taskbar. Although they look like any other regular pinned app, they have no context menu. Windows 10 users may want to hide these controls to get more room for running apps. Here is how to get rid of the Search box and the Task View button on the taskbar.

How To Enable Quick Launch In Windows 10

The Quick Launch toolbar is the classic feature of the taskbar in Windows. This useful toolbar was first introduced with Windows 95 OSR 2.5 and Internet Explorer 4.5. It was located next to the Start button. It was enabled by default for the last time in Windows Vista, but with the release of Windows 7, the Quick Launch toolbar was replaced with the ability to pin app icons to the taskbar.

Shortcut to Open Task Manager Startup Tab Directly

The Task Manager application opens to Processes tab by default in Windows 10. There is a secret hidden way to open it to the Startup tab directly. You can use this trick to create a shortcut to open the Task Manager's Startup tab directly.

How to Disable Window Shadows in Windows 10

Compared to the small and subtle shadows behind open windows in Windows 8, Windows 10 has really huge and prominent shadows. Many users do not like this new visual effect and would like to get rid of shadows of windows. Thankfully, it is easy to do so.