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TranslucentTaskbar 1.2 by arkenthera TranslucentTaskbar 1.2 by arkenthera
Makes your taskbar translucent with blur behind it. Only works on Win10.

CHANGELOG

VERSION 1.2
Added 2+ multi monitor support.Can not test it due to not having 2+ monitor,message me if you have any problems

VERSION 1.1
Added an option for disabling blur. Adding AccentState=2 to [TranslucentTaskbar] will disable the blur effect.

Basic Plugin Setup:
[TranslucentTaskbar]
Measure = Plugin
Plugin=TranslucentTaskbar
UpdateDivider=1



To disable Blur:

[TranslucentTaskbar]
Measure = Plugin
Plugin=TranslucentTaskbar
UpdateDivider=1
AccentState=2


Source code for the plugin : gist.github.com/arkenthera/7a8…

KNOWN ISSUES:

* Coming out of screen saver, skin gets broken and doesnt work until reloading. (Looking for a fix)
* after sleeping the PC and awaking it, skin gets broken and doesnt work until reloading.
* On multi-monitor setups, some people experienced their non-primary desktop taskbar reverts to original taskbar. I don't know the exact cause and I can't reproduce it on my PC. 
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:iconroseyazman:
roseyazman Featured By Owner 9 hours ago
I love it....
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:iconkyriakos098:
kyriakos098 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I made a skin that deactivates this if a window is maximized.
You can find it here.
Credits to the creator of the plugin.
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:iconkyriakos098:
kyriakos098 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
This also eliminates the issue that brakes the skin after the sleep or screen-saver.
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:icongmp97:
gmp97 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant

I need one for the windows start menu
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:iconjoewest3:
joewest3 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
Does adding "OnWakeAction=!Refresh" to the [Rainmeter] section of the INI resolve the "sleeping the PC and awaking it..." issue?  It seems to be working for me.
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:iconricesup:
ricesup Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2018
The thing with multi-monitor setups. When you tab in and out of a game the non-primary desktop taskbar will revert to the original taskbar. I hope you'll resolve this soon
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:iconshinyhero15:
Shinyhero15 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018
Does it work for windows 8.1?
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:icondefackinated:
defackinated Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018
no, i cant install it
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:iconzachbfdifan:
zachbfdifan Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018
this just looks amazing, 10/10
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:iconmrtemeck:
MrTemeck Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018
Clap! Nice one!Clap! 
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:iconashnacamon:
ashnacamon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
does give a cool, spacey look.
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:iconkyleli:
Kyleli Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018
On dual monitors, it works fine. However, the moment you click the windows button on your second monitor (not primary) the regular non-translucent taskbar returns.
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:icondeviantproz:
DeviantPROZ Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  New Deviant
its not working
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:iconkmel517:
KMel517 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  New Deviant
This is perfect!  
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:icongvoduc:
gvoduc Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018
i see boobs
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:iconjimmycreepnotmrbeast:
JimmyCreepNotMrBeast Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  New Deviant
lol
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:iconhxx2:
HxX2 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can i decrease or increase the blur?
PLS HELP
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:iconbagaking:
bagaking Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018
nice!man!
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:iconslfmh423:
slfmh423 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Multi-monitor sort of works for me.  On my primary monitor, the taskbar is translucent and blurry (which is what I want).  On my secondary monitor, the taskbar is translucent but not blurry.  Anyone know how to fix this?
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:iconudochudo:
UdoChudo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018
MultiMonitor working greate. Thx
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:iconmakarov1993:
Makarov1993 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018  New Deviant
It Works. thank you. Greetings, from Philippines
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:iconj0w1:
J0W1 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018  New Deviant
Everytime i turn on my pc the taskbar turns blue and i have to update the taskbar. Any solutions?
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:iconakiyama4809:
Akiyama4809 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks mate Love Love Love 
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:icontrinidadhernandez:
trinidadhernandez Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018
Works fine on Win 10 with 3 screens 
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:iconmythicalgamer369:
MythicalGamer369 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018  New Deviant
Could someone make a Windows 7 adaptation to this? Thanks
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:iconreinlex:
reinlex Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2018  New Deviant
doesnt work insta crash
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:iconmylittlesiha:
MYLITTLESIHA Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018
Fenkj jux D
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:iconshinyhero15:
Shinyhero15 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2018
Does this plugin will be adapted to win7?
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:iconnithirio:
NiThirio Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018
Anyway to make this audio responsive (so more blur the more bass for example)?
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:iconseinkah:
Seinkah Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this looks amazing, thank you!
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:iconile1n:
ILe1N Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  New Deviant
ooooh.. On windows 7 its impossible! Saaaad(
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:iconshirooo39:
shirooo39 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018
this is really cool! thanks!
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:iconsynfloodinc:
SynFloodINC Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I don't know if anyone else has/had this problem but I recently upgraded from an AMD to an Intel CPU and after that upgrade my chrome got "bigger" and I can now see a grey bar in my taskbar, does anyone know how to fix this? 
prnt.sc/jxb1db
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:iconsp3nc3r92:
Sp3nc3r92 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  New Deviant
You can disable this when you head to settings in chrome and disable the hw acceleration
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:iconagenericedgyname:
agenericedgyname Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018
i've been having this same problem for awhile now. i thought it was due to a windows update, however. it's really annoying but there's probably nothing they can do about it since it's likely a chrome issue and not a rainmeter issue.
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xR4nD0mx3m0x Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018
Pressing the windows button on a secondary monitor brings back the taskbar on that monitor. Works totally fine on 1 monitor though.
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:iconscrack26:
scrack26 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you for this, but I am new in rainmeter, you have an instruction how to put color on the taskbar, however I do not know how to ad dummy meter? found this on the Rainmeter forum: "You can also add a dummy Meter with SolidColor=0,255,150,50 behind the taskbar and slightly change the effect." If you can let me know how to do this? thank you very much! Cheers!
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:iconwookieetreiber:
Wookieetreiber Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018
for those who have problems with the taskbar on a 2nd screen.

In the right bottom corner there is this little up showing arrow - clicking on it will open a box where you will find the rainmeter symbol
click on it and a new window will open
in this window on the left side there is a folder called TranslucentTaskbar
In this folder is the "Sample.ini"
click on it
then look for the buttom "Display Monitor"
tick the lowest box "Auto-select based on window position"
done

That helped me with my 2nd screen. I hope I could help you!
Cheers
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:icongrohiikvulon:
Grohiikvulon Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey thanks! Now I'll jut need to fix my second screen, i cracked it just yesterday :P but as soon as I fix it I'll let you know if this actually works
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:iconkaladin18:
Kaladin18 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018
I am especially stupid/not a coder. How exactly do you disable the blur?
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:iconillegally--blonde:
illegally--blonde Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018
hey! so to fully disable the blur, you click rainmeter, go to Sample.ini under the TranslucentTaskbar folder, click "edit", and at the bottom below UpdateDivider=1 type AccentState=2. hope this helps!
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:iconwookieetreiber:
Wookieetreiber Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018
In the right bottom corner there is this little up showing arrow - clicking on it will open a box where you will find the rainmeter symbol
click on it and a new window will open
in this window on the left side there is a folder called TranslucentTaskbar
In this folder is the "Sample.ini"
click on it
right top are 3 buttons - "close", "refresh" and "edit" or something like that
simply click on close and it will end the skin
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:iconkaladin18:
Kaladin18 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018
My mistake, I meant that Arkenthera gives what looks like commands under a header titled "To disable Blur" which seems like it would make the taskbar completely transparent. Unfortunately I don't know what to do with them. I know I can just end the script and bring back normal Windows taskbar. Thanks anyway, those were very detailed instructions.
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:iconendervolts:
EnderVolts Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2018
Luckily for you, I know what to do with them. So anyways, start editing sample.ini and if you scroll all the way down, you'll find UpdateDivider=1 
Press enter then press space and then type: AccentState=2
This will make your taskbar completely trasparent except for the stuff on it.

Hope this helped!
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:iconkaladin18:
Kaladin18 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018
That was it! Thank you very much.
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:iconwookieetreiber:
Wookieetreiber Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018
I'm sorry but that's a Problem I can't solve neither. I seems to me there is no option to change the Trancparency.
But I´m not enough into rainmeter to be 100% sure. I hope you'll figure it out soon.
Greetings
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:iconhusbyturken:
Husbyturken Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018
Hello Wookiee, hopefully this will help you as it helped me. 

technastic.com/make-windows-10…
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:iconwookieetreiber:
Wookieetreiber Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018
very helpful thank you :)
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:iconbug38:
Bug38 Featured By Owner May 30, 2018
Thx for this plugin, however I'm having the same random problem with my second screen.
And downloaded version from here shows 1.0 in rainmeter, not 1.2 ;)
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