Windows 10 has new blur effect in addition to transparency, Aero Glass is back

Aero Glass is back in Windows 10.

Start menu blur + transparency in Windows 10

Among many of the feature requests for Windows 10 that Microsoft receives every day, blur + transparency was one of them. Now, it seems that the software maker is responding to this request and is bringing blurred transparency (similar to the Aero Glass effect found today in Windows 7) into Windows 10.

Windows 10 build 10102 reveals that Microsoft is finally adding a new blur effect to the Start menu and taskbar to accompany the transparency effect. However, the new Aero Glass like effect does not extend to the apps themselves – they still show the gray title bar we’ve seen until now.

Microsoft’s BUILD conference is happening really soon and it’s likely that the company may show this feature officially for the first time along with the Cortana gets deeper integration with the Start menu, and a number of other features and changes coming to Windows 10.

Alongside the Aero Glass like effect and the new improvements to Cortana, Microsoft is also introducing a new 3D flip effect in the Live Tiles, moving away from the flat transition effect we have been seeing since Windows 8 to show live notifications in the tiles.


Although, most of these changes are not significant to Windows 10, they are actually big changes that show how the operating system is coming together, but it also signals that Microsoft still has a lot of work to do.

Microsoft is scheduled to release Windows 10 this summer, and recently AMD’s CEO revealed that the software giant is planning to launch its new operating system by end of July.

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