How to refresh the Windows taskbar after editing the SystemUsesLightTheme registry key?

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After editing the SystemUsesLightTheme registry key, you can refresh the Windows taskbar in two ways:

  1. Restart the "Explorer" process:

    • Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the Task Manager.
    • Click on the "Details" tab.
    • Find and select "Explorer.exe".
    • Click on the "Restart" button in the bottom right corner.
  2. Log out and log back in:

    • Press Windows key + L to lock your computer.
    • Sign out of your user account.
    • Sign back in.

Either of these methods will force Windows to refresh the taskbar and apply any changes to the theme. Note that these methods may also close any open windows or applications, so make sure to save any unsaved work before proceeding.