Do you want to change the transparency of the Alt+Tab view?

Many users use the Alt+Tab keyboard shortcut to switch between apps fast, it’s useful and handy.

But some users are not happy with the transparency percentage and want to change it.

In this easy tutorial, you will learn the steps required to change the transparency of the Alt+Tab menu.

Let’s go!

Change Alt+Tab Transparency Using Registry Editor

Start by opening the Run prompt using the Windows+R shortcut then type in regedit, hit Enter.

Change Alt Tab Transparency Windows 10 1 Regedit

Navigate to the following path:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/

Right-click on the key “Explorer” and choose “New” > “Key“. Name it MultitaskingView.

Change Alt Tab Transparency Windows 10 2 Explorer New Key Registry Editor

Right-click on the newly created key “MultitaskingView” and create another key under the name of AltTabViewHost.

Change Alt Tab Transparency Windows 10 3 Multitaskingview New Key Registry Editor

Select the key “AltTabViewHost” and right-click on the right-side, choose “New” > “DWORD (32-bit) Value”, name it Grid_backgroundPercent.

Change Alt Tab Transparency Windows 10 4 Alt Tab New Dword Value Registry Editor

Double-click on “Grid_backgroundPercent” and change the Decimal value from 0 to 100 as percentage. Click “OK“, changes are immediate.

Change Alt Tab Transparency Windows 10 5 Grid Background Percent Registry Editor Decimal Ok

Here is a preview of the value of “Grid_backgroundPercent” of “0”.

Change Alt Tab Transparency Windows 10 6 0 Transparency

This is how a 50% transparency looks like.

Change Alt Tab Transparency Windows 10 7 50

And eventually, this is how 100% looks like, all-black background.

Change Alt Tab Transparency Windows 10 8 100

You just learned how to change the grid box Alt+Tab transparency, if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below.

Thanks for sharing and see you in the next tutorial.

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