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Perfect clear taskbar windows7 windows8  xp by PeterRollar Perfect clear taskbar windows7 windows8  xp by PeterRollar
Screenshots are taken from my XP SP3

You want a perfect clear taskbar with blur without WindowBlinds?

Okay. Let's get started.
Select a wallpaper of your choice with the correct aspect ratio. Don't use widescreen wallpapers on normal monitors.Or crop them to get the correct ratio.
Than downscale the wall to a width of 898 pix, in this case.Depends on which VS you are using.
How to find out the correct width? Go to your Windows folder and look for a folder called resources. There you will find the Visual styles stored on your computer. Look for the name of your VS. Open the included reshacker and set the options to show all files. If you don't do this, you will not be able to find a file called msstyle. Navigate with reshacker to your msstyle, open it and look for a fle called taskbarbackground. Save this to your desktop. Now you can check how big it is.This is the size you need to use.
Cut off 40 pixels height of the bottom part of your downscaled wallpaper.After that cut off 10 pixels of the bottom part of this new bmp. You can also do this in one step, but it is easier to understand that way. Now you should have a bmp with 898x30 pixels in that case.Be sure you save it as bmp, otherwise this will not work. Simply change the format while saving as.....
Take this file and add a black line with 1 pixel height to the first line of it.Under this line make a light grey line with one pixel height too.In reality it is a semitransparent white line. You can use this, if you are a little more experienced in editing pictures.If not, it is not that bad.There's nearly no difference visible. Add some blur and/or reflection if you want. Use the GIMP or Photoshop to do this. Not possible with MS Paint.
Open your msstyle again with reshacker and replace the original taskbarbackground with yours. You can only save one new msstyle with reshacker.If you need more than one try, you have to delete or rename the previous one.
Doubleclick your new msstyle and you are done.:)
So there is no more need for the "milky" look of viglance. Use SBar instead.
You also can do a invisible taskbar with this like in the bottom picture.
Have fun!
P.S: Download contains a wordpadfile with this description and a wallpaper and taskbar example.

Go and check this profile[link]
to see some examples made with this tutorial.:)
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Meandnoyou Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Hi, Thanks ! 

Im french sorry for my english.

I need to use this theme, can I have this theme on Windows xp, I read your description but I d'ont now what i must doing, i need a logiciiel ? Because I download the theme i have  taskbarground.bpm , thumbs.db and windows 7 . png ! Please answer me, i download a lot of theme but i never found this transparent taskbar i need it.
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You can go to this to get some stuff made with this deviation. Mabe there is something you like.
If not please read the description above carefully. I cannot explain it better. But it is not as hard as it seems.:)
Meandnoyou Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Ok Thanks, Peter ! 

My problem is that I do not know what to do I do not understand. I have a computer with windows xp (sp3) is that I can have the taskbar 7 aero?

I read the description, but I end up with 3 files (an image of a function of windows 7 screen, an image with only the bar) After software should I use? I do not understand? If you like it that's several weeks I tried to download themes but I can not seem to have this damn bar

Thank you very much and sorry to bother you again
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe this is what you are looking…
Meandnoyou Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Yeah, thanks for all ! 
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fi3uR Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sehr cool peter! :thumbsup:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Danke Dir:handshake:Freut mich
GeekOfPC Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
 Tried the invisible task bar and it works perfect. Good Job,
 I made a transparent rocketdock skin and called it "Second Taskbar".
 It is much easier, I know :D:)  But what if we want a contrast of of wall and task bars?
 For the dock skin I made 15 variations of colors to match  task bar, wall and theme.

To be frank: What we achieve with our methods are crutches. Perfect
for one great screenshot, but to me not satisfactory in everyday use.
My dream is a Windows task bar without blur and and a Rocketdock
with changeable colors for the skins, not just the transparency.
Can you - or do you know somebody who can - help us?

"Geeks of the World, unite!"(Karl Murks)
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think there is an app on winaero which can remove the blur.
You can make the dock with Avedesk. Than you can change the color by software without additional images. Or use Rainmeter or Samurize.. Should work too.
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