A number of Windows 10 users have reported that their Taskbar has turned white all of the sudden. This has caused a lot of users to think that somebody else had access to their PC, but fortunately, the only change was the color.
Why is my Taskbar white in Windows 10?
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.
How to fix problems with white Taskbar on Windows 10?
1. Check Taskbar color settings
- Right-click an empty space on your desktop -> select Personalize.
- Select the Colors tab in the right-side list.
- Toggle On the option Show color on Start, taskbar, and action center.
- 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)
- From the Choose your accent color section -> select your preferred color option.
2. Change Windows 10 region settings
- Press Win+X keys on your keyboard -> select Settings.
- Inside the Settings window -> select the Time & Language option.
- Click on Region -> select a location in which Cortana is not available (examples include Gabon, Senegal, Samoa, Taiwan, etc.)
- Click the Start button -> click on your profile picture -> select Sign out.
- Log back into your account.
- Follow steps 1,2, and 3 of this method to re-set your Region settings to the default setting.
3. Registry tweak
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.
- Press Win+R keys on your keyboard -> type regedit in the Run box -> press Enter.
- Inside the Registry Editor, open this path:
- Then navigate to Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search\Flighting\0\WhiteSearchBox.
- Double-click on the Value key inside the right panel -> set value to 0.
- Press Ok.
- Restart your PC.
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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