As you are already familiar with this problem, no matter how you change the colors of the taskbar icons you still cannot see which window is active. In windows XP it was so clear without mucking around with colors and themes it purely showed which window was active like it was indented into the screen. whereas windows 7 just changes the shade of the color. I hoped that this would change in windows 10, but unfortunately it hasn't.
I don't know why Microsoft broke from something that works so well. But can you please advise on how to make a change back to the way windows XP displays the selected window icon on the taskbar.
Please understand that I am not asking to revert back to windows XP taskbar looks. I only want to be able to have the option to see the selected window icon on my taskbar. Right now, windows 7 or 10 simply adds a slight white shade on top of the selected icon on the taskbar and unfortunately this doesn't work well.