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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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:iconmeandnoyou:
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.
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You can go to this gallerythanhtam98.deviantart.com/ 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.:)
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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
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe this is what you are looking forsid-crafty.deviantart.com/art/…
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:iconmeandnoyou:
Meandnoyou Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Yeah, thanks for all ! 
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Fi3uR Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sehr cool peter! :thumbsup:
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Danke Dir:handshake:Freut mich
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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)
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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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:icongeekofpc:
GeekOfPC Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Thank you for your advise and your time.
I will try Avedesk first.

Thanks again.

Rainer
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You can find a good example for a Avedsek dock herewww.avedesk.org/desklets/misc/…
It shows the potential what can be done with Avedesk.
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GeekOfPC Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Danke fuer den freundlichen Hinweis.

Thank you so much for the link

and your time.

Rainer
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If you have any questions just ask :)
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Ota-ku Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
For windows XP looks windows 7 or 8 ?
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It is Windows XP. You can use this to make XP to look like whatever you want.
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thanhtam98 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
 how about gray gradian in notification area? How to make it in photoshop?
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no photoshop, but it should be the same as in GIMP. Make a new layer and place it between taskbar image and reflection image. That's all.
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analo86 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thanks dude for share idea.. :D
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it.:handshake:
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StepNhan Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
is it work on WinXPSP2 or SP3 ?
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course. It is only a workover of a bitmap. Simply try it.:)
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AlanL9 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
yes !!!!!!!!!!!! i finally did it!!!
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratz:)Honestly, it wasn't that hard?
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AureliusQ Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013

new version (also works for aero glass enabled)

aureliusq.deviantart.com/art/I...
[old page will be removed]

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JohnStarr1 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Does this work for Windows 8?
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think so.
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JohnStarr1 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Does this work for Windows 8?
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link6155 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
yes, but it's a bit more complicated as the taskbar is divided into different parts.
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AureliusQ Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
my method seems easier (works in w7 with aero disabled)
* tutorial at [link]
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is almost the same. But nice anyways.
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AureliusQ Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
tried to install SBar, but won't run on x64.
I assume it solves the tray-size-problem I only realised today, though it still blurs the tray a bit.
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have never tried to use SBar on a x64 system. So i have no clue if or how it works with it.
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thanhtam98 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Can you add my art's link to your desciption? Thanks
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Done.:)
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:iconnggak:
nggak Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student Photographer
thx, finnaly i can understand how to do x_x
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to hear this,:highfive:
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AlanL9 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Wall is win 7 and is it possible to do a win8 one also?
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course. You can do this with any image you want.
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AlanL9 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Okay i get it its just gimp takes forever and im phptoshop educated. i dont want to read the gimp tutorials and using paint to get an invisble taskbar then putting it in reshacker and the final product is not good.
my resolutiom is 1280x800 and fiy the mssryle is sevnvg
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
All this sounds much more complicated as it is. It is a work of 10-15 minutes. Photoshop and GIMP are very similar, so this shouldn't be a problem.
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thanhtam98 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
About Show Desktop button? How to creat it? Can you make for me a show desktop button with png format?
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You can download this[link]
and use it or extract the button out of it.
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ericstrd Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have attempted this but it never works. =/ Could you possibly do it for me. o.o If you can, my screen resolution is... 1152 x 864 Pixels. And I would like it to be exactly the same as the first screenshot on this deviation. If you can do it, thanks. =D
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't have this picture anymore, but i will try to find it again. If yes, i will do it for you tomorrow.:)
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:iconericstrd:
ericstrd Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's okay. I figured out how to do it. =D But thanks.
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Fibtastic Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Schön erklärt und dazu sogar sehr schonend mit den Resourcen - perfekt! :)
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Danke Dir.:highfive:
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Fibtastic Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Werde es bei Zeiten mal auf meinem (letzten) WinXP mal wieder einbauen. Auf einem Netbook ist diese Methode echt perfekt, da kein externes Programm sinnlos Speicher frisst.
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thanhtam98 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Can you make for me?
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