How To Fix Floating Transparent Box Above The Taskbar On Windows 11

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Windows 11 has given the operating system a brand-new look and feel, but it's not without its flaws. An irritating and distracting issue that some users have mentioned is a transparent box that floats above the taskbar. Don't worry if you're having this issue; we've got you covered! We'll walk you through four straightforward fixes for the Windows 11 floating translucent box in this blog post.

Start Windows Explorer again

Restarting Windows Explorer is the first technique we'll look at because it can often help with UI-related problems. Take these actions:

  1. Right-click the taskbar and choose "Task Manager."
  2. Find "Windows Explorer" in the list of processes in the Task Manager window.
  3. Click "Windows Explorer" with the right mouse button, then select "Restart."

This should restart Windows Explorer and perhaps fix the problem with the floating transparent box.

Update graphics drivers 

Display issues can occasionally be brought on by outdated or incompatible graphics drivers. Your graphics drivers could be updated as a solution. This is how:

  • Select "Device Manager" from the menu by pressing "Windows + X" on your keyboard.
  • The "Display adapters" section should be expanded.
  • Your graphics card will appear when you right-click it and choose "Update driver."
  • To update the driver, select "Search automatically for updated driver software" and adhere to the on-screen directions.

Turn off visual effects

On Windows 11, some visual effects settings may occasionally result in unexpected behavior. The floating transparent box problem might be solved by turning off these effects. This is how:

  1. Right-click the "Start" button and choose "Settings."
  2. Navigate to "System" in the Settings box, and then select "Display" from the left-side menu.
  3. Go down the page and select "Advanced display settings."
  4. Select "Display adapter properties" from the "Advanced display settings."
  5. Find the "Visual Effects" tab in the Properties box.
  6. To remove all visual effects, choose the "Adjust for best performance" option.

Run Windows Update 

Patches and bug fixes for Windows are frequently included in updates. You might be able to resolve the floating transparent box issue by running Windows Update. Take these actions:
  • To access the Windows Settings, press "Windows + I".
  • Select "Windows Update" from the menu on the left.
  • In order to check for updates, click "Check for updates" and wait for Windows to do so.
  • Whenever updates are discovered, select "Download and install."


It can be annoying to see a translucent floating box above the taskbar in Windows 11, but most of the time, this issue can be resolved with a few straightforward troubleshooting techniques. We covered four solutions to this problem in our blog post: restarting Windows Explorer, updating graphics drivers, turning off visual effects, and using Windows Update. You should be able to fix the issue and take advantage of a distraction-free, seamless Windows 11 experience by carefully following these step-by-step steps.

To prevent such problems, keep your system current and check for updates frequently. 

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