Do you find the Windows Taskbar distracting? It is a crucial and useful part of Windows, but sometimes all the icons can become distracting. You can use the built-in Auto-Hide feature but that can become annoying with the taskbar moving up and down whenever your cursor moves towards the edge. In addition, when the taskbar is hidden, you can’t see what applications you have open.
With a tool called FadeTaskbar, the taskbar can be set to fade and become more transparent whenever it is not active. This allows you to make it less distracting as well as see your full wallpaper on the desktop, while still having a faint view of the application and notification area/tray icons.
If you hover over the taskbar, it will return to its normal view. Right clicking on the FadeTaskbar tray icon gives the option to set the fade opacity.
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FadeTaskbar works with Windows XP and newer.