Delete transparency and activate blur in the background of the Windows 10 Start menu

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Microsoft has added a fantastic Start menu in Windows 10, which contains some useful settings to customize the Start menu. However, there are some things that are not available in the new settings window. Some small changes can be made by adjusting the Windows registry.

Windows 10 Start Menu has a transparent background by default. However, this can be easily changed with the registry editor. For example, you can remove transparency and activate blur in the background of the Start menu, completely remove transparency, change the background color, etc.

Remove transparency, enable blur in Windows 10 Start menu

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to open Registry Editor. Before making changes in the registry editor, make sure you have saved the registry.

Open the registry editor on your computer. Press Win+R, enter and press Enter.

You will receive confirmation from the UAC. Simply press button YES . After opening, navigate to the next path,

HKEY_CURRENT _USERSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionThemesPersonalize

On the right side you see a key named EnableBlurBlurBehind.

Right-click and select Change. The default value should be 0. Change it to 1 and click OK.

If you want to reactivate the transparent background, reset the value to 0.

Let us know if you like the new Windows 10 Start menu.

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