How to Change “Alt+Tab” Transparency on Windows 10

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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.

Navigate to the following path:


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

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

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

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

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

This is how a 50% transparency looks like.

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

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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