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Taskbar turned white in Windows 10 [FIXED BY EXPERTS]

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Sometimes when Windows 10 updates the system files, some settings might get scrambled up a bit. Even though this issue is strictly a visual one, users were not happy that this happened.

Some of them even said that they stopped installing Windows 10 updates to avoid any other changes.

This issue doesn’t affect the functionality of Windows 10 in any way, but in some cases, people are not able to distinguish between their pinned apps and the white background.

For this reason, in this article, we will explore the best way to deal with this issue and set your taskbar to the desired color quickly.

What can I do if the Windows taskbar is white?

1. Tweak modes in Personalization settings

custom colors
  1. Open the Windows settings.
  2. Choose Personalization, then open Colors.
  3. Under Choose your colors, pick Custom.
  4. Toggle both default Windows mode and default app mode color options until you get the desired result.

2. Check Taskbar color settings

  1. Right-click an empty space on your desktop and select Personalize.Personalize option on Desktop - Taskbar turned white Windows 10
  2. Select the Colors tab in the right-side list.
  3. Toggle On the option Show color on Start, taskbar, and action center.
  4. If you want to choose a specific color, disable the option Automatically pick an accent color from my background. (Having this option disabled will allow Windows to choose a color for your taskbar based on your desktop background)
  5. From the Choose your accent color section, select your preferred color option.

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3. Change Windows 10 region settings

  1. Press Win+X keys on your keyboard and select Settings.Settings from Win + X menu - Taskbar turned white Windows 10
  2. Inside the Settings window, select the Time & Language option.Time and language settings win10 - Taskbar turned white windows 10
  3. Click on Region and  select a location in which Cortana is not available (examples include Gabon, Senegal, Samoa, Taiwan, etc.)Selecting other Region win 10 settings - Taskbar turned white windows 10
  4. Click the Start button -> click on your profile picture and select Sign out.Sign out Win10 - Taskbar turned white windows 10
  5. Log back into your account.
  6. Follow steps 1,2, and 3 of this method to re-set your Region settings to the default setting.

4. Registry tweak

  1. Press Win+R keys on your keyboard, type regedit in the Run box and press Enter.Regedit command Run window - Taskbar turned white win 10
  2. Inside the Registry Editor, open this path:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSearchFlighting WhiteSearchBox
  3. Double-click on the Value key inside the right panel -> set the value to 0.
  4. Press Ok.
  5. Restart your PC.

Note: Please make sure that you create a restore point before changing any values inside the Registry Editor. Changing the values in the Registry without proper guidance can render your system unusable.

In this article, we explored a quick fix for issues caused by your taskbar turning white in Windows 10. Please make sure to follow the steps in the order that they were written to avoid causing any issues.

We would love to know if this guide helped you. Please let us know by using the comment section below.

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This post was written by Vladimir Popescu and was first posted to WindowsReport

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