Windows 10 – make taskbar itself a different color from the taskbar buttons

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I use the taskbar vertically down the screen with Ungrouped icons. In windows 7, the background color of the taskbar itself was different from the background color of the buttons on it, so it was possible to see the gaps between the groups. in windows 10, there is still a small gap between the groups but because there's no difference in background color, it's not really possible to detect it just from the spacing

Is there any way to achieve this in Windows 10? It seems a pointless removal of functionality and it's really hurting my productivity at the moment.

Best Answer

  • Ok, I had a problem just like this. In Windows 10 the active buttons are highlighted by a small green strip at the bottom of the button, only about 3-10 pixels in width. If your screen is not properly sized then this green strip is not visible on the monitor and you cannot see which buttons are active and which are not.

    As yet, it is not possible to change the background color of the buttons in Windows 10. This may change with new updates in the future.

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