Taskbars - Windows 10 vs Windows 11

kona0197

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This has been driving me nuts. On my main computer I was running the latest version of Windows 10. I ran a solid black taskbar. No transparency. The taskbar was a good solid true black color with crisp, detailed icons. Then I upgraded to Windows 11 after enrolling in the Insider Program. On Windows 11 I use the same settings. Call me crazy, but on 11 the black is not as black as it should be and the icons are not as crisp and detailed. I have all the latest drivers for my hardware and all the Windows Updates. Has anyone else noticed this? Or is it just my eyes? Running Windows 11, version 21H2, build 22000.168.
 

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barman58

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Is your Graphics driver designed for Windows 11 If not then the colour/black levels rendition could be off slightly

Also as the colour we see is perceptual rather than fixed. it is affected by the other colours in an image, to check this ensure that the wallpaper is the same on Win10 and Win 11 preferably a mid grey

I do a lot of image processing so use a device, [Spyderx Pro], to set colour to specific industry standard even then I find that the colours I see vary during the day and as the image changes (either a wallpaper or the image I'm working on)

[I am not suggesting that you need to use a similar device ;) just explaining that colours change depending on external factors ]

As the Windows 11 is still in development there will be differences in some items from those in Windows 10 you could use the reporting tool in the insiders to let Microsoft know of your issues which may already be known or unique to your setup
 

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kona0197

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Yeah I just rechecked all my Intel video drivers and it looks like I have all the latest. For the time being I will just put up with it as I love using 11 and hope they refine it before it gets to the final release. And I could just be my eyes, I know I need glasses. Besides, reverting to 10 would take time I don't have at the moment.

On a side note, is there a way to enlarge the font of the clock in the taskbar? I have the system text turned up to 125% but it does not affect the clock font size.

Thanks!!
 

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  • Operating System
    Windows 11
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    HP
    CPU
    Intel Celeron G5905T
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    8GB DDR4 (PC4-19200)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD 610
    Sound Card
    HP
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    HP (All-In-One)
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    246GB Samsung SSD
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barman58

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Not that I know of at present, a lot of users have mentioned this, often as a fault, Microsoft have yet to respond as far as I know - hopefully Microsoft or a 3rd party will add a resize option by release
 

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  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro x64 [Latest Release Preview]
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Chillblast to my design
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 5950X, 4.9GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime X570-Pro Motherboard
    Memory
    64GB DDR4 3200MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    4GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1650 Ti - HDMI, DP
    Sound Card
    On motherboard Feeding SPDiF 5.1 system
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" UHD 32 Bit HDR Monitor + 43" UHD 4K 32Bit HDR TV
    Screen Resolution
    2 x 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    1TB M2 SSD OS, 500GB Fast Access SSD, 2 x 8TB Data + Various Externals from 1TB to 4TB, 10TB NAS
    PSU
    NZXT C750 80 PLUS Gold 750W Modular PSU
    Case
    Chillblast Silent Workstation PC Case - Black
    Cooling
    NZXT Kraken X63 280mm CPU Cooler, Quiet Case fans Fan
    Keyboard
    Wireless Logitec MX Keys + K830 [Depending on where I'm Sat]
    Mouse
    Wireless Logitec - MX Master 3 + M570 Trackball
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    Nexus 7 Android tablet
    Samsung 10.2" tablet
    Sony Z3 Android Smartphone
    Samsung S9 Plus Smartphone
    Samsung Note S20
    Wacom Pro Medium Pen Pad
    Wacom Pro Small Pen Pad
    Wacom ExpressKey Remote
    Loopdeck+ Graphics Controller
    Shuttle Pro v2 Control Pad
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro x64 [Latest release]
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 17 9700
    CPU
    i7 10750H
    Motherboard
    Stock
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Stock Intel + GTX 1650 Ti
    Sound Card
    Stock 4 speaker
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Stock 17"
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160 HDR touchscreen
    Hard Drives
    2TB M2
    PSU
    Stock
    Case
    Stock Aluminium / Carbon Fibre
    Cooling
    Stock + 2 fan cooling pad
    Mouse
    Stock Trackpad
    Keyboard
    Stock Illuminated
    Internet Speed
    72 MB Down 18.5 MB Up
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    Latest Chrome
    Antivirus
    BitDefender Total Security 2021
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