How to disable transparency effects on Windows 11

Shaant Minhas

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Windows 11 comes with a transparency feature that makes your background more transparent for the Start menu, taskbar, and other Windows features. Although the transparency effects definitely give a modern high-tech look and feel to Windows 11, they are not for everyone. Luckily, you can disable them for good.

So, let’s dive in and see how you can do that.

How to disable transparency effects on Windows 11

To turn off transparency effects on your Windows PC, follow the steps below.

  1. Head to the settings by clicking on the Windows key + I option.
  2. Then select Personalization > Colors and click toggle off the Transparency effects to disable them.

personalization settings

Do this and the transparency effects will be disabled on your PC.

Through Accessibility settings

You can also disable transparency effects through Accessibility settings. Here’s how.

  • Open the Windows Settings.
  • Select Accessibility and click on the Visual effects.
  • Finally, toggle off the Transparency effects.

visual effects

Doing this will disable the transparency effects for your Taskbar, Quick Settings, Start menu, and so on.

Disable transparency effects through Registry

The Windows Registry is a hierarchical database that stores the low-level settings of your operating systems. It also has a record of your transparency settings. So here’s how you can turn off the transparency effects through Registry.

  1. Head to the Start menu search bar, type in ‘registry editor,’ and select the best match.
  2. In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following address:
  3. Double-click on the EnableTransparency key and change its value from 0 to 1, and disable its feature.

Now give your PC a quick restart, and your transparency effects will have been disabled by the end.

Disabling the transparency effects on Windows

Transparency effects are good, but they certainly aren’t for everyone. By following the above methods, you can turn off the transparency effects of your PC and get back your simple old Windows UI.