Usually whenever a window isn't maximized the taskbar is transparent to whatever is behind it (ie. open window, background picture, etc). Lately I just noticed that its only solid black...maybe because of SP1?
Well, reports of Itunes messing it up, also various other programs.. don't remember them..
If I'm not mistaken, there is an option to change the opacity or something... but that probably isn't the answer. You can always go with a wipe, LOL Bit to much, don't you think? I'll get back to this post in a second, I see other eastereggs on this forum that need to be stolen
Gotta love Windows and their undoubtful SPs.. which probably caused it..
Everything I have gathered.
Right click on your desktop, go to properties, Then Window Color Appearance and Apperance, then Go from there.
Ahh,, here is someones fix
"Fixed it it was because I had 'Itunes' thing enabled.
Un-ticking that solved the problem "
Right click on the desk, select color options.
Does it go to the color selector, or the
aero desk color chooser. If the former, click on
Windows Vista, otherwise, adjust the opacity settings.
Reboot - then check to see Aero in running in
(The reboot may fix issue.)
Undo all of your toolbars on the taskbar. Itunes, google desktop, and nero scout are some of the programs I know to have tool-bars that keep the taskbar from being transparent. Disabling them should bring it back.