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How to turn off transparency effects in Windows 11

How to turn off transparency effects in Windows 11

Short guide

  1. Open the Accessibility settings by pressing the Windows logo key   + U.  
  2. Go to the Vision section on the right and click Visual effects.
  3. Click the toggle switch for Transparency effects to turn them off.

Before and after

Windows 11 with and without transparency effects enabled

This section explains the steps you need to follow to switch off the transparency effects in Windows 11. This is a step-by-step guide with pictures of the screens to help you.

Open the Visual effects settings

1. Open the Accessibility settings by pressing the Windows logo key   + U.  Alternatively, click the Start button, then Settings, then Accessibility. Click Visual effects under Vision on the right.

Open the Accessibility settings then click Visual effects under Vision on the right

Turn Transparency effects off

2. Click the toggle switch for Transparency effects to turn it off.

Click the toggle switch for Transparency effects to turn it off

Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings are managed by someone else (an IT department or administrator for example). If so, you will need to contact them to access these settings or for help.

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