Utility to make XP taskbar (and applications) permanently transparent

Greetings!

Is there any FREE (or possible trial) utility that can make the XP taskbar (and applications) transparent without running in the background? And without having to do it on every boot…

Cheers,
Ragwing

Try This one.

I’ll look further anyway

Xan

or VistaVG Theme for XP.rar]This one. You will need to add those with ex. Tune-Up Utilities

B4 using a program copy the VistaVG folder to c:\windows Resources\themes... and paste it.
  1. open tuneup utilities and go to tuneup styler and open visual styel then click Add button > Install Visual style File…
    2.then search for tthe location of VistaVG folder.and open the filename “Windows Visual style file”
  2. choose VistaVG theme then click “Apply Visual Style”
  3. LOL… ur XP desktop looks like Vista NOW!!

Xan

That link takes me to some serial/keygen/■■■■■ website when I click download ???
And also, I want to make the taskbar transparent, not change theme.

Cheers,
Ragwing

then download transparent taskbar

Xan

I tried a similar one (Froost), but the problem is that none of them can save the changes, so I have to apply the transparency level each time I boot Windows.

Cheers,
Ragwing

errrr … transbar ? http://home.no.net/aksoft/products/transbar/TransBar%20setup.exe

I’ll keep searching :slight_smile:

Xan

What about Glass2k, it loads at startup so I think it will remind it

download here

Xan

It doesn’t work either :frowning:
But at least I owned the installer. I unzipped it so I didn’t have to install it! ;D

I don’t even know if it’s possible to do… But thanks for helping.

I’m curious why transbar doesn’t work, because as for this pic, it should

http://cache.lifehacker.com/assets/resources/2007/09/transbar.png

Xan

Then try transwin : trial

Xan

They all work, but I don’t want them to run on startup. I want the change to be permanent.

Worst one so far. It’ll also make the place around the recycle bin transparent…

Cheers,
Ragwing

If you want it permanently without using startup, you need to change the theme

Xan

Then the whole thing will be completely useless, as I want my taskbar to be transparent with my current theme… :stuck_out_tongue:

Then I think it’s hopeless…

If you don’t want a start-up or don’t want to change the theme … I don’t see a solution (directly) but will search further…

Xan

Hey ragwing,

perhaps I found something : Vistal

Let me know if it works ok

(:WAV) Ragwing , is it working ? Or should I look further ?

Xan

It Works but it slowed down performance

Hey guys, please stay on topic. Were talking about how we get a transparent taskbar, not if a program has a process or not …

tnx

Xan

Download link at bottom doesn’t work for me. And the mirror is in German, so I don’t understand anything.
When going to the download section it says “This Download is not available yet.”.
It also says Intel Pentium 4 for minimum CPU!? And I’m running Athlon XP… ;D