Microsoft is developing a new blur effect option for Windows 11 interface


The new Windows 11 SDK for build 22523 just released has revealed quite interesting information related to the user interface on Windows 11. It is that Microsoft seems to be developing a custom blur effect feature. New backgrounds for different areas on Windows 11.

As discovered by tech blogger StartisBack, the newly added effect will be called Tabbed, in addition to the existing Acrylic and Mica options.

The new option, once activated, will give the background blur effect as shown in the screenshot shown below (compare the difference with the 2 existing effects):

As you can see, “Tabbed” appears to be a darker version of the existing “Mica”. Overall, nothing too groundbreaking, but nonetheless the arrival of such new interface customization options is very welcome, helping to provide users with richer experiences.

In related news, Microsoft also seems to be working on bringing the Mica effect to the interface of more system apps, with the latest Insider builds also supporting a flag called “MicaBackdropInApplicationFrameHostTitlebar”.

Microsoft is expected to release the next major feature update for Windows 11 in the summer of 2022 called Sun Valley 2. So some of the changes have now started rolling out to the community of testers. addiction on Insider channels.

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