Start taskbar and action center greyed out

Start, taskbar and action center greyed out

The best thing about the Windows operating system that it lets you customize and tweak it to the fullest extent. Microsoft always offers a decent range of personalization capabilities in its operating system. Starting with version 1903, Windows 10 is finally introducing a system light theme that brings lighter colors for all the visual elements, and the result is a brand-new experience that many users will argue is little similar as the default theme available macOS.

With default settings, Windows 10 1903 uses light mode in Windows 10, youโ€™ll notice the Taskbar, Action Center, Start menu and other elements in the light color scheme. But, Start, taskbar and action center greyed out in Windows 10 Colours Settings

How to fix Start, taskbar and action centre greyed out problem in Windows 10 Colors Settings.

How to fix Start, taskbar and action center greyed out problem in Windows 10 Colors Settings.

In the Personalization settings, click on Themes and then on Windows image under the Themes title.

Start, taskbar and action center greyed out

After completing the steps, Start, taskbar and action center setting box will return to normal state

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55 thoughts on “Start taskbar and action center greyed out”

  1. Looked through dozens of so called solutions online. None of them worked. THIS ONE WORKS! Thank you. I hope all the others looking for the fix to this problem find this. Shame on Microsoft for not making this readily apparent.

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    • Thank you ver much for your nice comment Stan. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. You are the man!!!
    I check the Microsoft forum for this problem and the “Microsoft Experts” say to do a restore or reinstall Windows

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    • Microsoft ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for your nice comment Tasos ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. The Theme selected should be ‘custom’, not the ‘Windows’ theme.
    With Custom, you can then select among available backgrounds.
    When you select ‘colors’, the check box for ‘Start, task bar, and action center’ will be available.

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    • Thank you Floyd Robertson ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • I tried that but it was still grayed out and I couldn’t select it. What else can I do?

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  4. Thanks, top notch

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    • You’re Welcome

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  5. Thanks, works like charm

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    • thanks for your nice comment ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Youโ€™re welcome ๐Ÿ™‚ >3 Thank you for your Comment Martina

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  6. It works for the boring Windows theme, but for other themes the taskbar color setting is again displayed. Unfortunately, that defaults to a low contrast color scheme that is difficult to read.

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    • You’re right Rick

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  7. thank you worked for me leaving on windows and then selecting custom desktop background what pain in the ass for simple task to find but it worked thank you from jimmie normale windows 10 user and always you guys casn download windows 10 home it free and comeds activated from site also so yeah so i just wait for the version to do a clean format for now on

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    • Your’e welcome jimmie ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Me too – what a waste of time it was to try unsuccessfully to get some color in the taskbar only to FINALLY hear from someone who knows the answer. Microsoft support sucks.

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    • Thank you for your Comment๐Ÿ˜Š

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  9. Wow…I wish I had seen your fix before the 1.5 hours spend Googling the problem. Totally fixed! Thank you…Nebraska Eagle

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    • Thank you for your Comment “Nebraska Eagle” , I wish Google had showed my webpage you in your first search

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  10. I couldn’t select start, taskbar, & action center in color settings and before install windows again find this web page thank Youuuu very much, problem solved

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    • I’m glad to hear that your problem solved

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  11. Start, taskbar and action center greyed out in Windows 10 Colors Settings and search alot but finally fixed with your help

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    • You’re Welcome Sam.

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