Many people use Rainmeter to personalize their desktop. There is a Windows 11 Taskbar skin that you may use if you are already using it on a Windows 10 PC.
The skin is based on the Taskbar, Start menu, and System Tray from Windows 11, complete with Wi-Fi and battery icons.
This is an open-source skin that was only recently published. There are several bugs in it right now, but it does bring a Windows 11-style Taskbar to Windows 10.
It’s important to remember, though, that the Taskbar it inserts is a secondary one. Your original Windows 10 Taskbar will remain unchanged. As a result, if you wish to use it, you’ll need to hide the primary taskbar.
To use Rainmeter to bring a Windows 11 Taskbar to Windows 10, follow the steps below. I’m assuming you already have Rainmeter installed.
- Unlock the main Taskbar by right-clicking it. Move it to the top of the page and enable the auto-hide option.
- Now, go to this link to get the “Windows 11 Taskbar and Start Menu For Rainmeter” skin, and double-click it to install it.
- Now, right-click on any Rainmeter tray icon or screen widget and select Properties. Select Skins > Windows 11 Start Menu > TaskBar > Taskbar.ini from the Rainmeter menu.
- The Taskbar and Start menu that Windows 11 includes may be seen in the screenshot below. All of the objects are clickable, however the animation isn’t smooth.
You can use Rainmeter in this way to bring a Windows 11-style Taskbar and Star menu to Windows 11. The procedure is uncomplicated and easy to follow. This is an open source project that is still being developed. Apart from the appearance and feel described above, there are two other Taskbar styles that you may choose.