Solved Transparency effects not working

gmemore

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I cannot get even a hint of the transparent/blur effect from context menus, widgets or the start menu. I have tried light and dark mode. I prefer dark and that seems the most visual also, but I get none of it.
My colors transparency settings and accessibility transparency settings are on (and I've toggled each).
My advanced system settings are for best appearance, I have toggled on and off legacy direct play in system features.
Dxdiag shows I have directx 12 (but not 12ultimate), WDDM3.
I have the latest and 'specifically for Windows11' nVidia drivers - I also tried my onboard (Intel 10600k) graphics with the latest driver.
I use TranslucentTB from the store for the task bar. I have booted with and without it.
(Additionally I have transparency on my taskbar in windows 10 (multiboot, same hardware) without TranslucentTB)

I'm curious if the GT1030 is the reason. I hope not, as I can't afford the mortgage for a new graphics card (it's maddening).
Getting ready for Tuesday's release and I'm trying to resolve this ahead of time.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
 
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gmemore

Have you tried unplugging and plugging it back in?
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I may have found the solution.
Found a YT vid that I ignored a few times before I decided to try it.
Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Dwm
Click on or create a Dword "ForceEffectMode" and give it a value of 2
Restart.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 21H1, Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    roll yer own
    CPU
    i5 10600k
    Motherboard
    ASUS Prime Z590M-Plus
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB /3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GT1030
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell S3221QS
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980NVME 500GB (Windows 11Pro), EVO870 500GB (Windows 10Pro),EVO870 1TB (Data), EVO870 500GB (Virtual Machines)
    Case
    Thermaltake Versa H18
    Cooling
    BeQuiet Dark Rock 4
    Keyboard
    Logi K800
    Mouse
    Performance MX Master 2S
    Internet Speed
    Like the bird chiseling onto a tablet on the Flintstones
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 21H1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy 360 Convertible 15.6"
    CPU
    Ryzen5-4500U
    Memory
    I6 GB
    Screen Resolution
    1080
    Hard Drives
    Crucial 1TB NVME
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