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Although I’m 99% sure the ATI manager software has this ability also, with the nView software by nVidia you can easily make your Windows XP taskbar transparent.

Here’s how it’s done:

1. Download and install the latest nVidia driver set.

2. Go to the Control Panel and double-click the NVIDIA nView Desktop Manager icon. See below for example.

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3. Click the Effects tab, check Enable taskbar transparency, set the level desired, click Apply. See below for example.

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..and that’s all there is to it. Ta-da.. transparent taskbar. For best effect, make sure to have a wallpaper that is an image of some kind (a pattern, photo, etc.) and not just a solid color.