Windows’s taskbar, also known as the systray, is located at the bottom of the screen and provides access to several system settings and controls.
It lets you access Windows’ menus, access system functions, and access your open programs.
The taskbar is customizable in terms of its appearance and layout.
You can change its color, transparency, and widgets.
However, many users have reported that they can’t change taskbar color in Windows 7, and today we’re going to show you how to fix this problem.
- Changing task bar color in Windows 7 is an easy job, but many users have trouble following our guide.\n To change the task bar color in Windows 7, you need to follow these steps:\n 1.
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Change taskbar color using Command prompt
- Open Windows Search, type cmd, and open Command prompt as Administrator.
- Type in the following line and hit Enter: services.msc
- Locate Taskbar and Start Menu service.
- Double click on it to open its properties.
- Go to the Startup type tab.
- Select Automatic from the drop-down menu.
- Go back to the Start type tab.
- In the Start type drop-down menu, select Automatic (Delayed Start).
- Click on the Apply and OK buttons.
Change taskbar color using Registry Editor
- First, open Run with the Windows key + R hotkey.
- Input REGEDIT in Run’s Open text box, and click OK to open the Registry Editor.
- Double-click the HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerToolBar
- Navigate through the Toolbar
- Right-click the taskbar key to select its New DWORD (32-bit) Value option.
- Enter TaskbarColor in the Name box.
- Select the Decimal radio button.
- Then input 0 in the Value box.
- Click OK to close the Registry Editor.
- Restart Windows.
Change taskbar color using Taskbar Tweaker
- Download Taskbar Tweaker from the official website.
- Open the .exe file and follow the onscreen instructions to install the software.
- Open Taskbar Tweaker, and you will see a lot of options.
- Select the color you want for the taskbar.
Change taskbar color using Color Replacement Tool
Download Color Replacement Tool.
Run the program.
Select Taskbar from the drop-down list.
Click the Change button.
- Select the color from the color wheel.
Restart the computer.
Change taskbar color using Desktop Properties
- Right-click the desktop and click Properties.
- Next, select the Personalize tab.
- Then click the Taskbar button.
- Finally, select the desired taskbar color from the drop-down list.
Change taskbar color using Group Policy Editor
- To open Group Policy Editor, open Run with the Windows key + R hotkey.
- Type gpedit.msc in the Open box, and click the OK option.
- Then open Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Windows Explorer, and set the Enabled option under the Show Taskbar Picture to Disabled.
- Close the Group Policy Editor.
Change taskbar color using PowerShell command
- Change taskbar color using Taskbar and Start Menu Properties
- Change taskbar color using Command prompt
- Change taskbar color using Group Policy Editor
- Change taskbar color using Windows Registry Editor